Matador EC to be available in the west for pulses, hort crops


Syngenta Canada says it will offer up a “limited amount” of Matador 120EC insecticide and Voliam Xpress insecticide for western Canadian growers, with a focus on horticulture and pulse crops in time for the 2023 growing season. As stated earlier this year, the products will also be available in Eastern Canada with a focus on horticulture crops.

Following a Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) re-evaluation of lambda-cyhalothrin, effective April 29, 2023, crops treated with lambda-cyhalothrin cannot be fed to or grazed by livestock in Canada, including any harvested grain, seed screenings, hay/forage/silage, by-products, or aftermath.

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Syngenta says that it considered many factors and consulted with industry before coming to the decision. The majority of horticulture and pulse crops are used for human consumption only, however any screenings or by-products would be off-limits to animals.

“It’s important to note that screenings of pulse crops that were treated with lambda-cyhalothrin cannot be used as feed. We have been sure to communicate the label restrictions and will continue to do so,” says Anna Shulkin, head of crop protection regulatory and stewardship, Syngenta Canada.

Growers should review the current label restrictions and are encouraged to consult with commodity associations prior to using lambda-cyhalothrin-based products. Growers can find the current labels for Matador 120EC insecticide and Voliam Xpress insecticide at

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“We understand how important this technology is to growers,” says Shulkin. “Our September 2021 submission requesting reinstatement of as many of the livestock grain feed uses as possible is still under review by PMRA. We will continue to support this submission until completed.”

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