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Syngenta announces new registration of Actara® 240SC


April 11, 2008
By Syngenta Crop Protection Canada

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April 11, 2008, Guelph, Ont. –
Syngenta Crop Protection Canada, Inc. is pleased to announce the new
registration of Actara 240SC® for application to potato seed pieces.

April 11, 2008, Guelph, Ont. – Syngenta Crop Protection Canada, Inc. is pleased to announce the new registration of Actara 240SC® for application to potato seed pieces.

Actara 240SC is a systemic insecticide containing the active ingredient thiamethoxam, which provides long-lasting protection against sucking and chewing insects including aphids, Colorado potato beetles and potato leaf hoppers. Actara 240SC now offers even greater flexibility as it can be used directly on the seed or applied in-furrow.
 
Growers benefit from increased efficiency as they are able to treat the seed piece at the same time that they apply a fungicide. Most importantly, by treating the seed piece directly, Actara 240SC delivers superior performance against a range of pests. Because it is applied directly to the seed piece, the active ingredient is absorbed and moves systemically within the plant as it grows. This ensures protection right from the start and targets Colorado potato beetles when they are the most susceptible – in the spring, immediately following over winter.
 
“By applying Actara 240SC on the seed piece, growers experience longer lasting protection against some key potato pests,” says Wayne Bennett, crop manager for horticulture with Syngenta. “Our research and development results demonstrate that when applied to the seed piece, the product will provide 100 or more days of protection against Colorado potato beetles, aphids and potato leaf hoppers.”

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“No other product can provide this level of protection,” adds Bennett.