Aug. 3, 2018
By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
Rotam do Brasil, this week, announced the launch of the insecticide, Cinelli 250 FS, which integrates the seed treatment program TS Rotam. It is an insecticide based on the active principle, fipronil, which, according to the company, is highlighted in the control of chewing insects and helps significantly with the maintenance of germination and strength and yet contributes to the stabilization of efficiency in an adverse climate.
“This new product completes the protection scenario of our program and assures more safety to the farmer who opts for seed treatment, making Rotam one of the companies with the most complete portfolio when you think about insecticides,” highlighted Lucas Ferreira, Marketing Coordinator at Rotam.
TS Rotam is indicated for the crops of rice, cotton, sugarcane, wheat, kidney beans, soybeans, and corn. According to the company, the treatment package guarantees “more protection” for the seed in the case that the seedling occurs during periods of climate instability or attacks from plants and diseases.
“Within this program, the farmer has more guarantee of germination, strength and plant health,” highlighted Ferreira. TS Rotam includes, besides Cinelli, the systemic insecticide of the group neonicotinoids Saluzi 600 FS (imidacloprid), which has a specific formulation to protect plants of the initial soil plagues and aerial such as whitefly, greenfly, and Dallas (dichelops melacanthus).
Besides this, the package combines the insecticide Saddler 350 SC (thiodicarb) from the chemical group of carbamates. According to the company, the product combats, for instance, the feared Meloidogyne incognita, Pratylenchus brachyurus, Pratylenchus brachyurus and the Deois flavopicta.
The effectiveness of the TS Rotam program was tested by researchers of the company at the experimental station in Arthur Nogueira, São Paulo. The assay evaluated the combination of Saluzi 600 FS, Cinelli 250 FS and Saddler 350 SC in the treatment of seeds for the control of Dichelops sp under extreme pressure.
“Our result indicated that only 20% of the plants were attacked by the bug, the lowest index among the products evaluated and the testimony. Considering the testimony, the attack reached 75% three days after the emergence the highest index among the treatments,” said Carlos Guarnieri, senior technician at the experimental station.