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Posted 24 August 2009. PMN Crop News.

Voliam Xpress Insecticide Receives Label Expansion to Include Potatoes, Tree Fruit and Tree Nuts

Source: Syngenta Crop Protection Press Release.

Greensboro, North Carolina (August 12, 2009)--Syngenta Crop Protection announced today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a label expansion for Voliam Xpress® insecticide. Voliam Xpress is now approved for use on potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit and tree nuts. It is already registered for use on head and leaf lettuce, fruiting vegetables, head and stem brassicas, and cucurbit vegetables. 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.


Voliam Xpress utilizes two modes of action to protect crops from chewing and sucking insects as well as lepidopteran pests. It contains chlorantraniliprole (CTPR), a mode of action from the diamide family of insecticides, and lambda-cyhalothrin, a third-generation pyrethroid insecticide. The two active ingredients are combined in an enhanced solution that provides fast knockdown and long-lasting residual control of lepidopteran pests, as well as other pests like beetles, plant bugs, stink bugs and leafhoppers.

“Chewing and sucking pests are a key concern in these crops but there are also a large amount of other pests that can affect yield and quality,” said John Koenig, Syngenta insecticide brand manager. “Voliam Xpress will provide a high level of control of worm pests but will also control a number of other annoying, secondary pests.”

Voliam Xpress provides fast knockdown of insects after application. Some of the insecticide penetrates the leaf surface rapidly and moves via translaminar flow to create a reservoir inside the leaf, while the balance remains on the leaf surface to create a powerful barrier of control.

“The fast knockdown of troublesome pests will help potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit and tree nuts to achieve their full yield potential, which may result in a boost to the growers’ bottom line,” Koenig said.

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

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

Voliam Xpress is a Restricted Use Pesticide.

Voliam Xpress 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.

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

Mary DeMers
Syngenta Crop Protection