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EPA approves Syngenta’s Fortenza insecticide for corn and cotton

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If above- and below-ground insects such as black cutworm, fall armyworm, white grub, seedcorn maggot, or wireworm are a problem in your corn or cotton fields, a Syngenta insecticide has been approved to help you out.

Fortenza seed treatment insecticide has gotten the green light from the EPA for use on corn and cotton to guard against early-season insect damage.

“We designed Fortenza to complement our brands containing Cruiser insecticide, and data shows combining these products enhances the spectrum of insect control activity, raising the bar of protection for U.S. growers,” said Dale Ireland, Ph.D., Seedcare technical product lead, Syngenta. “This combination will provide the most comprehensive early-season insect protection in the corn seed treatment market.”

In corn particularly, Fortenza seed treatment insecticide is a great tool for growers that have a corn hybrid with black cutworm susceptibility.

Fortenza may also help manage insect resistance, when used in combination with other insecticide chemistries or traits, by providing an additional mode of action against targeted insects.

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