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Posted 8 June 2009. PMN Crop News.

Actara Insecticide Receives Registration for Citrus in Florida

Syngenta Crop Protection.

Greensboro, North Carolina (May 19, 2009)--Syngenta Crop Protection today announced the registration of Actara® insecticide for use on all citrus. Actara contains thiamethoxam, a second generation neonicotinoid insecticide. Thiamethoxam has been shown to provide effective control of both Asian citrus psyllid and citrus leafminers, two insects that can contribute to the spread of citrus greening and citrus canker. State registrations or specific crop and/or pest uses may still be pending in certain states. Please check with your state regulatory agency to determine registration status.


“We’re pleased to offer citrus growers this additional way to control some of the most damaging pests in their industry,” said John Koenig, Syngenta insecticide brand manager. ”Actara represents a new option to control both Asian citrus psyllid and citrus leafminer, two pests that can potentially be devastating to citrus.”

Actara is a foliar insecticide for control of a broad range of sucking insect pests through both contact and ingestion. Additionally, the trans-stemic movement of thiamethoxam into the leaves forms a reservoir of active ingredient to supply long-lasting control of these damaging pests.

“The introduction of Actara to the citrus industry does more than expand the Syngenta portfolio in citrus,” said Koenig. “It allows growers to incorporate trusted, proven products into their insect control programs. There’s no guessing with Actara – trials show it works.”

Important: Always read and follow label instructions before buying or using this product.

Actara® and the Syngenta logo are registered trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company.

Actara is not currently registered for use or sale in all states. Please check with your state or local extension service prior to buying or using this product.

Actara is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or to residues on blooming crops and weeds. Do not apply or allow this product to drift onto blooming plants if bees are foraging in the treated area.

Mary DeMers