The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Syngenta‘s Fortenza® seed treatment insecticide for use on corn and cotton. Growers in areas with cutworm history, along with other pests like fall army worm, white grub, seadcorn maggot and wireworm, will be able to provide early-season protection with the active ingredient, cyantraniliprole. Fortenza is labeled to protect against insects above- and below-ground and can help battle resistance when used with other chemistries or traits.
“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.”