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Syngenta registers two insecticides against Dalbulus maidis in Argentinaqrcode

Apr. 26, 2024

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Apr. 26, 2024

Syngenta revealed to AgroPages that it has obtained registrations for two new insecticides for controlling the corn leafhopper (Dalbulus maidis) in Argentina. 

According to the manufacturer, one is an insecticide for foliar use and the other is used for seed treatment against the insect, which is a vector of the pathogen, Spiroplasma, which causes maize bushy stunt.



The first registered product is the insecticide, Verdavis, which features the technology, PLINAZOLIN®, and is a new foliar application product. It is also an acaricidal insecticide that contains lambda-cyhalothrin, with a new mode of action and belongs in a unique chemical group. According to Syngenta, the product already comes with a ″resistance-breaker,″ meaning that it controls the most resistant pests and those that are most difficult to control.

The company said that Verdavis achieves a ″high control performance during all stages of pests, from eggs, nymphs, to adults, therefore, breaking their cycle.″ 


In addition, Verdavis is ″highly persistent on leaves without causing phytotoxicity, has excellent UV stability, and is not washable by rain, achieving a long control period, which provides more convenience, safety within recommendations, and greater protection of crop productivity,″ it added. 

According to Syngenta, for leafhopper control, the product should be applied during very early vegetative stages (V2), when the first adults are observed on seedling buds.


Fortenza is a broad-spectrum insecticide containing the active ingredient, Cyantraniliprole, and is applied as a seed treatment before sowing. According to Syngenta, it can prevent damage caused by insects during the early stages of crop development, improving growth and resulting in higher yields.

Luis López.jpeg″After being applied as a seed treatment, the compound is quickly absorbed by the roots and transported to the top of the plant. It protects crops through rapid feeding inhibition and a long-lasting residual effect,″ said Luis López, Crop Protection Portfolio Manager at Syngenta. 

″Our proposal aims to contribute to the integral protection of the crop. Fortenza, in combination with Cruiser 60, a well-established corn treatment product, protects crops until the second leaf (V2). If necessary, the treatment can then be complemented with the use of Verdavis until the V8 stage,″ he added.

Nicolás Gennaro.jpegNicolás Gennaro, Director of Crop Protection Marketing for South America at Syngenta, said ″the corn leafhopper is a known pest in the northern part of the country, which has occurred with great intensity in that region this season, and also expanded its presence in the central zone.″

″Its management is essential to ensure efficient and sustainable production and avoid serious economic damage. These new control tools add to existing ones within the integrated pest management concept, such as hybrid selection, avoiding sowing escalation and controlling corn plants in fallow,″ he added.

Syngenta also told AgroPages that it has been working with both solutions in Brazil and Paraguay, where they are already registered, and has obtained a large amount of technical information about their use.

(Editing by Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages)

Source: AgroNews


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