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Posted 29 June 2011. PMN Crop News.

Syngenta Announces Registration of Besiege Insecticide on Southern Crops

Source: Syngenta Press Release.

Greensboro, North Carolina (June 15, 2011)--Syngenta announces the registration of Besiege™ insecticide for use on cotton, tobacco and pastures. A foliar application of Besiege offers fast knockdown and long-lasting residual activity on key lepidopteran pests including budworms and armyworms, as well as effective control of multiple stink bug species.


“Besiege is a modern insecticide, combining two active ingredients at robust rates in a convenient premix formulation,” said John Koenig, Syngenta insecticide asset lead. “This product gives growers the benefit of multiple modes of action for consistent, high-level control on both traited and conventional crops in all areas of the South, including those with emerging pyrethroid resistance.”

In a 2009 Clemson University trial conducted in Hampton, S.C., an evaluation of fall armyworm counts five days after treatment showed that Besiege offered highly effective knockdown at 92 percent control, while the competitive treatment offered 74 percent control. Besiege was still providing 95 percent control 12 days after treatment, demonstrating its long-lasting residual activity.

“Besiege is an excellent new option for growers looking to control both leps and stink bugs late in the season,” said Jeff Mink, Syngenta agronomy district manager. “Although other options may control one or two pests well, Besiege offers one-shot control of a wider range of key pests and protection of crop yield and quality.”

For timely pest updates and management recommendations from university entomologists across the South, call the toll-free Syngenta Pest Patrol hotline at 1-877-285-8525. To receive notifications when new updates are available, register for text message alerts at the Pest Patrol website.

Barbara Blackney