Calgary, AB [February 11, 2020] – There’s a new label update for DiPel® 2X DF biological insecticide. The product is now approved for control of box tree moth, also known as boxwood moth, on outdoor boxwood ornamentals.


The box tree moth, native to China and other parts of Asia, was discovered fall of 2018 in Toronto. Box tree moth caterpillars are yellow-green with dark stripes. They feed on boxwood plants, causing defoliation and plant death, plus significant masses of webbing. Ornamental managers should be vigilant in the identification and planned treatment of the invasive box tree moth as they can spread rapidly and cause heavy damage.


“It is important to be ready to address a threat like the box tree moth due to its ability to cause such rapid devastation,” said Jason Fausey, Nufarm director of Technical Services. “DiPel provides an environmentally friendly and highly effective response to protect boxwoods and help prevent this pest from spreading.”  


DiPel 2X DF, from Valent BioSciences LLC, is a leading biological insecticide that provides growers with a high-potency resistance management tool for proven control of Lepidoptera pests. It has low toxicity to beneficial insects, and causes targeted pests to immediately stop feeding, causing elimination within 1-3 days. DiPel offers a dry flowable formulation that is easy to use and tank-mix compatible.


For more information about DiPel, download the DiPel 2X DF label or contact:

Jessica Gal
Turf & Ornamental Sales, Canada
[email protected]


About Nufarm Agriculture Inc.
Nufarm Agriculture Inc. has one of the broadest and fastest growing portfolios of crop protection solutions in Canada, supported by a talented team of hands-on specialists. Our lineup of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators are designed specifically for Canadian growing conditions in field crops, horticulture, ornamental and turf. We are the proud Canadian subsidiary of Australian-based Nufarm Limited – a leading crop protection manufacturer, supplier and marketer. 


About Valent Canada, Inc.
Valent Canada, Inc. develops products in Canada that protect agricultural crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment and safeguard public health. Valent products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and plant growth regulator products for agricultural, seed protection and professional use. Since 2007, Valent Canada, Inc. has worked in tandem with other North American affiliates of parent company Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited to commercialize products for Canadian farmers.


About Valent BioSciences
Headquartered in Libertyville, IL, Valent BioSciences is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sumitomo Chemical Company and is the worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of biorational products with sales in 95 countries around the world. Valent BioSciences is an ISO 9001 Certified Company.


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