Seed & Chemical
Fortenza insecticide introduced to control cutworms in canola
By Top Crop Manager
Nov. 4, 2014 - Fortenza seed treatment is now registered for early-season cutworm control. According to a news release from Syngenta, Fortenza can be used in conjunction with foliar products as part of canola growers' cutworm management strategy.
Fortenza contains the the active ingredient cyantraniliprole, which belongs to the bisamide chemistry group. The Fortenza and Helix Vibrance combination includes four fungicides and two insecticides. So, in addition to the control of flea beetles and cutworms, this solution also controls a wide range of soil-borne diseases, including Rhizoctonia, Pythium and Fusarium.
Cutworms tend to be nocturnal so, up until now, the most effective management solution was to spray an insecticide at night to coincide with the highest incidence of feeding. Syngenta says by managing cutworms early with Fortenza, a grower can minimize the need to spray and improve efficiency during a very busy time of the year.
Fortenza is only available for purchase on pre-treated canola seed. Growers should speak with their seed provider about Fortenza treated canola seed.