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Posted 21 January 2008. PMN Crop News.


Endigo Insecticide Registered for Use in Potatoes


Syngenta Crop Protection. www.syngentacropprotection-us.com


Greensboro, North Carolina (January 3, 2008)--Syngenta announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Endigo™ insecticide for use in potatoes. Endigo is an enhanced product with two modes of action that combines knockdown and residual activity for sucking and chewing pests. It protects potatoes against key pests throughout the season including Colorado potato beetle, aphids, potato leafhopper, European corn borer and potato tuberworm.

 

“Endigo knocks down insects quickly and provides long residual control, so it will be a great tool for growers against major pests like Colorado potato beetle, aphids and potato leafhopper,” said Roy Boykin, Syngenta technical brand manager. “One product that provides effective control of a wide range of important pests helps simplify grower efforts to obtain maximum yield and quality.”

Endigo is also an excellent rotational product. “Growers know it is critical to alternate chemistries throughout the season,” said Boykin. “Endigo is a great fit in potato insect management programs. It targets insects with two modes of action in a single application, and provides an excellent rotational product to organophosphates and carbamates.”

Syngenta recommends field scouting and applications of Endigo at 2.5 to 4.5 fl. oz. per acre, usually at intervals of seven or more days, when insect populations reach locally determined economic thresholds.

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 www.syngenta.com.

Endigo™ and the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. Endigo is a Restricted Use Pesticide.


Contacts:
Tiffany Coldron
Gibbs & Soell, Inc.
919-870-5718
tcoldron@gibbs-soell.com

Mary DeMers
Syngenta Crop Protection
336-632-2156
mary.demers@syngenta.com