Seed & Chemical
Syngenta receives registration for Fortenza insecticide as a seed treatment on soybeans
By Top Crop Manager
Fortenza insecticide is now registered as a soybean seed treatment for control of below-ground pests such as European chafer, June beetle, wireworm and seed corn maggot, according to a release by Syngenta Canada.
An insecticide seed treatment is the only way to control below-ground pests. Left unchecked, these insects feed on the roots of growing soybean seedlings, resulting in stunted plants and a compromised soybean stand.
“Fortenza is a Group 28, non-neonicotinoid insecticide that is safe on seed and compatible with most Rhizobium-based inoculants,” says Shaun Vey, Seedcare™ and Inoculants Product Lead with Syngenta Canada.
Vey says that Fortenza can be combined with Vibrance Maxx fungicide to add control of a broad spectrum of diseases that includes seed rot, seedling blight, pre‑ and post‑emergent damping off, and early-season root rot on Phytophthora-tolerant varieties.
Fortenza is applied at rates of 41.5 to 83 mL per 100 kg of seed (25 to 50 g of active ingredient per 100 kg of seed) for control of European chafer, June beetle, and seed corn maggot. The higher rate should be used for control of wireworm.
In 2015, Top Crop Manager covered What’s new with soybean seeds? looking at the new seed treatements coming to the market with a note on Fortenza becoming available in Eastern Canada.