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New Syngeta insecticide aims at broad range of sucking pests


Syngenta’s Minecto Pro insecticide has received EPA registration and approval for use in specialty and vegetable crops to control lepidopteran pests as well as sucking/rasping/chewing pests like mites, whiteflies, psyllids, thrips, and Colorado potato beetles.

“Minecto Pro is a new foliar insecticide that answers the industry’s request for a broad spectrum solution with long-lasting residual control in specialty and vegetable crops,” said Meade McDonald, insecticide product lead, Syngenta, in a recent release.

Minecto Pro combines cyantraniliprole, a second generation diamide that provides a broader spectrum of control, and abamectin, the global standard for mite control, into one convenient premix formulation. The product is registered for use in citrus, pome fruit, stone fruit, tree nuts, vegetables, potatoes, onions, and cotton

“Its complementary modes of action broaden the activity spectrum compared to other stand-alone products,” said Elijah Meck, technical product lead, Syngenta. “In many markets, newer products typically target a narrow pest spectrum. However, Minecto Pro has been specifically formulated to deliver robust rates of both active ingredients that will provide superior control of a broad range of lepidopteran and sucking insect pests.”

Minecto Pro will be commercially available for the 2017 growing season upon receipt of individual state registrations.

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