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Syngenta introduces new insecticide

Sweet, seed and field corn growers now have a new weapon to fight insect pests.

Syngenta Canada Inc. has registered Voliam Xpress, a new pre-mix insecticide that delivers multiple modes of action for control of a number of yield-robbing lepidopteran pests in corn.

“The multiple modes of action delivered in Voliam Xpress mean that corn growers can effectively protect their corn from damaging pests while managing insect resistance at the same time,” says Eric Phillips, asset lead, fungicides and insecticides for Syngenta.

Voliam Xpress is registered for use on corn, including field, pop and sweet types, as well as corn grown for seed production. Voliam Xpress protects corn against corn borer, corn earworm and western bean cutworm.

The two active ingredients in Voliam Xpress, chlorantraniliprole (Group 28) and lambda-cyhalothrin (Group 3), work together to provide fast knockdown and residual control of lepidopteran pests. The insecticide controls pests by contact and ingestion. The pre-mix controls all life cycles of lepidopteran pests in the field with a single application. The ability to control adult moths and larvae while delivering ovicidal control makes Voliam Xpress a unique tool to corn growers. †

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