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Posted 14 April 2010. PMN Crop News.

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

Source: Syngenta Crop Protection Press Release.

Greensboro, North Carolina (April 8, 2010)--Syngenta Crop Protection announced today the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) 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.

Mary DeMers