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Syngenta Launches Minecto Pro Insecticide in Potatoes, Fruit and Vegetable Crops

Syngenta Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Minecto® Pro foliar-applied insecticide for broad-spectrum control of key pests in potatoes, apples, pears, and a variety of vegetable crops.

Minecto Pro delivers rapid activity through two complementary active ingredients – abamectin (Group 6) and cyantraniliprole (Group 28). Both active ingredients use translaminar movement within the plant to achieve excellent coverage, providing a reservoir of activity for extended residual control of targeted pests to help keep crops healthier, longer.

“The introduction of Minecto Pro offers potato growers the strength of cyantraniliprole, bolstered by abamectin, to protect their crop from Colorado potato beetle,” says Sam Livesey, Commercial Projects Lead with Syngenta Canada.

Minecto Pro is also registered for control of European corn borer, spider mite, potato psyllid, and flea beetle in potatoes.

In apples and pears, Minecto Pro provides effective control of a number of key pests, including labelled species of mites, aphids, and leafminers, plus economically important lepidopteran species, including codling moth, and Oriental fruit moth.

“The formulation of Minecto Pro gives apple and pear growers a simple solution for protection from a number of sucking and chewing pests, without the requirement of mixing products to target multiple pests,” Livesey says.

An adjuvant must be used with Minecto Pro. The liquid formulation can also be easily tank-mixed with several fungicides, including Aprovia® Top and Orondis® Ultra.

​​​​​​​Minecto Pro will be available for the 2019 season and will be sold in 4 x 3.78 L jugs.

Source: Syngenta Canada

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