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Posted 22 April 2011. PMN Crop News.

Syngenta Seedcare Launches CruiserMaxx Sugarbeets

Source: Syngenta Press Release.

Greensboro, North Carolina (March 29, 2011)--Syngenta Seedcare today announced the launch of CruiserMaxx® Sugarbeets, the first insecticide/fungicide seed treatment combination for sugarbeets. The brand introduction comes after the registration of Cruiser® 5FS seed treatment insecticide for use on sugarbeets by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


CruiserMaxx Sugarbeets, a combination of separately registered Cruiser 5FS seed treatment insecticide and Apron XL® and Maxim® 4FS seed-delivered fungicides, provides defense against early-season insects and diseases while increasing plant stand, vigor and yield potential.

“We are excited to offer sugarbeet growers the combined protection of our best insecticide and fungicides in a convenient treatment combination,” said Chad Shelton, crop manager, Syngenta Seedcare. “With CruiserMaxx Sugarbeets, seedlings are protected from unwanted insect and disease pressure the moment they are planted. Throughout the growing season, sugarbeet growers will be pleased with the increased vigor, improved stand establishment and increased yield potential offered by CruiserMaxx Sugarbeets.”

Commercially applied by seed companies at low use rates, CruiserMaxx Sugarbeets provides protection from sugarbeet root maggot, sugarbeet leaf hoppers, springtails and wireworms as well as early-season seedling diseases such as Pythium and Rhizoctonia.

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Julie Richards