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Posted 21 February 2012. PMN Crop News.

CruiserMaxx Peanuts is Now Available for the 2012 Growing Season

Source: Syngenta Crop Protection-US Press Release.

Greensboro, North Carolina (February 9, 2012)--Syngenta announces the approval of Cruiser® PD seed-delivered insecticide by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on peanuts. Syngenta will package Cruiser PD with Dynasty® PD seed-delivered fungicide as CruiserMaxx® Peanuts insecticide/fungicide seed treatment.


CruiserMaxx Peanuts will offer peanut growers protection against major early-season insects, including thrips and leafhoppers, as well as damaging soilborne and seedborne diseases like Aspergillus niger, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia and Cylindrocladium black rot (seedborne transmission).

Additionally, research shows that plants treated with Cruiser are more robust and vigorous via the Thiamethoxam Vigor Effect. This effect results in stronger plants, increased root mass and a visible difference in plant height and color early in the season.

“We are excited to provide growers with the ability to capture the benefits of Cruiser, a seed treatment they trust in so many other crops, in their peanut fields,” said David Long, brand asset lead for Syngenta. “By packaging Cruiser PD with the market-leading seed treatment fungicide, Dynasty PD, Syngenta can now offer our customers the best all-round early-season protection for their peanut crop.”

For more information about CruiserMaxx Peanuts, contact your local seeds distributor, visit

Julie Richards