New aphid control product registered
August 15, 2011 By Syngenta Canada
August 11, 2011, Guelph, Ont – Syngenta recently announced that Fulfill®
50WG insecticide is now registered to control aphids in highbush
blueberries and leafy vegetables.
August 11, 2011, Guelph, Ont – Syngenta recently announced that Fulfill® 50WG insecticide is now registered to control aphids in highbush blueberries and leafy vegetables.
The Fulfill 50WG registration is welcome news to producers, as aphids can harm crops directly by sucking nutrients from plant tissue or can be the primary vector of devastating plant diseases. In leafy vegetables, such as lettuce and celery, aphids can transmit viruses that cause stunting, leaf curling, yellowing and sunken lesions, resulting in marketable yield losses. In recent years, the blueberry scorch virus, vectored by aphids, has caused up to 80 per cent yield loss in certain blueberry varieties and has become a widespread disease across British Columbia.
“Fulfill 50WG will allow producers to manage the direct and indirect detrimental effects of aphid infestations, which can be extremely damaging to crop quality and yield,” says Ann Vermeersch, technical lead at Syngenta Canada.
Fulfill 50WG, containing pymetrozine, enters the leaf tissue quickly, working to stop aphids from feeding after they come in contact or ingest the product. The translaminar and systemic activity of Fulfill 50WG provides residual control of aphids for up to two weeks.
Additionally, Fulfill fits well into an integrated pest management (IPM) system. Producers have often had to rely on broad-spectrum insecticides to prevent aphid infestations. The specialized chemistry of Fulfill 50WG minimizes the impact on non-target beneficial insects and pollinators.
The combination of residual control and specialized chemistry in an IPM system will help producers reduce the number of insecticide applications needed for aphid control and diminish the risk of flaring up other pests in the field.
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