Seed Treatment Insecticide For Cucurbits

The first seed treatment insecticide for small-seeded vegetables has been approved by EPA for use on cucurbits. The product from Syngenta Seed Care is a new tool that delivers targeted protection against early-season sucking and chewing insects and will be available as a component of the FarMore Technology platform.

The insecticide component of FarMore Technology protects against early-season insects including aphids, cucumber beetles, flea beetles, leafminers, whiteflies, wireworms and seedcorn maggots. In addition to insect protection, the FarMore Technology platform also offers broad-spectrum, systemic, and post-emergence disease protection against fusarium, pythium and rhizoctonia. This combined insect and disease protection gets crops off to a healthy start and improves plant vigor, which leads to more advanced crop development and superior performance, helping maximize yield and quality potential.

“Innovations such as the insecticide component of FarMore Technology are critical to our continued commitment to the small-seeded vegetable market,” said Chad Shelton, crop manager, Syngenta Seed Care. “Syngenta is at the leading edge of discovering new concepts in seed treatment for the small-seeded vegetable producer. This extension of the FarMore Technology platform complements the disease protection component which has already proven its effectiveness and value to growers across the country.”

Tom Harris, FarMore Technology marketing specialist, Syngenta Seed Care, said seed treated with FarMore Technology is available through licensed breeder producers and technology providers. “We are excited to offer growers an innovative product concept to protect high-value cucurbit crops from insects and diseases,” said Harris. “FarMore Technology comes on the seed for unmatched convenience, so if a grower wishes to try it, all he has to do is request it when he places his seed order.”

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