Syngenta announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has registered and approved Minecto Pro insecticide for use in specialty and vegetable crops to control lepidopteran pests as well as sucking/rasping/chewing pests like mites, whiteflies, psyllids, thrips and Colorado potato beetles.
“Minecto Pro is a new foliar insecticide that answers the industry’s request for a broad spectrum solution with long-lasting residual control in specialty and vegetable crops,” said Meade McDonald, insecticide product lead, Syngenta.
Minecto Pro combines cyantraniliprole, a second generation diamide that provides a broader spectrum of control, and abamectin, the global standard for mite control, into one convenient premix formulation.
“Its complementary modes of action broaden the activity spectrum compared to other stand-alone products,” said Elijah Meck, technical product lead, Syngenta. “In many markets, newer products typically target a narrow pest spectrum. However, Minecto Pro has been specifically formulated to deliver robust rates of both active ingredients that will provide superior control of a broad range of lepidopteran and sucking insect pests.”
Minecto Pro will be commercially available for the 2017 growing season upon receipt of individual state registrations.