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Posted 19 November 2007. PMN Crop News.

Endigo Insecticide Registered for Use in Cotton

Syngenta Crop Protection.

Greensboro, North Carolina (October 22, 2007)--Syngenta announced today that Endigo™ insecticide recently received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in cotton, offering growers two modes of action to protect against key mid- to late-season pests and an effective tool for managing insect resistance.


“Endigo is the ideal product to apply in a window from full bloom to cutout in a complete insect management program, providing growers with a convenient tool to clean up fields,” said Scott Hendrix, Syngenta cotton crop manager. “It offers quick, effective knockdown and residual control of damaging pests such as fleahoppers, tarnished plant bugs, stink bugs and worms to help growers achieve maximum yield and quality.”

By combining the proven performance of two modes of action, Endigo is a superior tool for resistance management. “Syngenta is committed to fighting insect resistance and maintaining the efficacy of existing chemistries through proper product stewardship,” said Coby Long, Syngenta brand manager.

“It’s critical that we alternate modes of action throughout the season,” added Long. “By targeting insects with two modes of action in a single application, and providing an excellent rotational product to organophosphates and carbamates, Endigo has an exceptional fit in cotton insect management programs.”

Syngenta recommends field scouting and applying Endigo at 3.5 to 5.5 fl. oz. per acre when insect populations reach locally determined economic thresholds, usually at intervals of five to 10 days.

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2006 were approximately $8.1 billion. Syngenta employs some 21,000 people in over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at

Barbara Blackney
Syngenta Crop Protection