Syngenta Crop Protection announced the federal registration of Voliam Flexi insecticide approved for use on potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit, and grapes by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Voliam Flexi features two modes of action to protect crops from chewing and sucking insects as well as lepidopteran pests. It contains chlorantraniliprole (CTPR), a new mode of action from the diamide family of insecticides and thiamethoxam, a member of the neonicotinoid class of chemistry. These two active ingredients are combined in an enhanced solution that delivers a broad spectrum of control of damaging insect pests in potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit and grapes.
“Different insect pest populations often overlap in these fruit and potato crops, and growers can maximize their window of opportunity by controlling beetles, leafhoppers, aphids and worms at the same time, with one product,” said John Koenig, Syngenta insecticide brand manager. “Voliam Flexi provides a flexible, convenient option with excellent efficacy and long residual activity. In fact, the broad-spectrum control of Voliam Flexi makes it an excellent replacement for organophosphate (OP) and carbamate insecticides.”