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Posted 06 September 2007. PMN Crop News.

Syngenta Names Four New Insecticides

Syngenta Crop Protection.

Greensboro, North Carolina (August 22, 2007)--Syngenta Crop Protection has announced the brand names of four new insecticides currently in development and pending review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prior to their market introduction. Upon registration, they will be used in a broad range of vegetable, fruit, potato, tree nut and vine crops. They include Durivo™, Voliam Flexi™, Voliam Targo™ and Voliam Xpress™. All are based on the active ingredient Rynaxypyr™.


Durivo is a soil-applied insecticide that will control all major sucking and chewing pests, and will be used primarily in brassica and leafy vegetables. It will also be registered for use in cucurbit and fruiting vegetables. Durivo will be the only at-plant systemic insecticide on the market to control both lepidopteron and sucking insect pests. Durivo will provide broad-spectrum insect control during the first 30 to 45 days of the crop’s growing season, a critical time for vigorous plant growth.

Voliam Flexi is a systemic foliar insecticide that will control all major sucking and chewing pests, and will be used primarily in pome and stone fruit and in tree nuts. As its name suggests, it will provide flexibility concerning pest spectrum, application timing, climactic conditions and mixability.

Voliam Targo is a long-lasting, systemic foliar insecticide that will be used to control lepidopteron and mite species in pome and stone fruit, tree nuts and grapes. Its precision will help growers manage difficult-to-control pests.

And Voliam Xpress will be used primarily in vegetable and potato crops. It is a foliar insecticide with quick pest knock-down, long-lasting activity and broad-spectrum control of all major lepidopteron pests. Its speed will make it a product of choice when a combination of rapid pest knock-down and long-lasting activity are desired.

“These new insecticides will provide a significant new range of choices to help growers manage pest resistance while gaining new levels of activity and performance,” said Coby Long, Syngenta brand manager. “They will meet grower demand for insecticides that provide low residues, are easy and efficient to use, and that provide superior protection from planting to harvest.

“These products are also backed by our commitment to quality and the dedication of knowledgeable sales and technical support staffs,” he said.

For more information, visit Syngenta at

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 around 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

Durivo™, Voliam Flexi™, Voliam Targo™, Voliam Xpress™ and the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. Rynaxypyr™ is a trademark of DuPont. Voliam Targo and Voliam Xpress are expected to be Restricted-Use Pesticides.

Roger Ryerson
Gibbs & Soell, Inc. Public Relations

Mary DeMers
Syngenta Crop Protection