Last November, Syngenta announced the registration of Fortenza, a seed treatment for early-season cutworm control in canola. This year, the company received the go-ahead to use the same product for corn.
Fortenza contains the active ingredient cyantraniliprole, a group 28 (diamide) insecticide, that moves through the xylem systems of the plant, controlling insects largely though ingestion.
“This year we are providing it for different seed companies to offer it on their seed as we look at the 2016 planting season,” Syngenta’s Nathan Klages told Shaun Haney at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.
The insecticide has a residual effect extending beyond 35 days, offering corn protection from wireworm, European chafer and cutworm.