Syngenta Crop Protection Announces New Insect Control Technology

Syngenta Crop Protection announced PLINAZOLIN technology, an innovative new active ingredient with a new mode of action (IRAC group 30) for insect control that will help growers protect their crops from a wide range of pests.

PLINAZOLIN technology offers a new standard of performance, especially against pests for which existing products can no longer provide effective control. It provides an effective solution in resistance management strategies and replaces older, less effective chemicals. The sunlight stability and rain resistance properties of PLINAZOLIN Technology allow for longer spray intervals and fewer applications aimed at improving crop productivity and quality.

“The launch of this new technology is the result of our continued commitment to invest in the long-term development of innovative and effective solutions that increase crop productivity in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way. It’s exciting that growers in Argentina are the first to benefit,” said Jon Parr, president of Global Crop Protection at Syngenta. “Pests and diseases are an ever-changing threat, and the changing environment makes it even more difficult for farmers to grow their crops. Providing farmers with state-of-the-art and effective solutions to protect their crops is precisely what Syngenta Crop Protection is all about.

PLINAZOLIN technology will provide unprecedented insect control on bedbugs, mites, thrips, caterpillars, flies and beetles. It will be marketed in more than 40 countries and in more than 40 crops, including soybeans, corn, rice, coffee, cotton and a wide range of fruits and vegetables. The technology also has the potential to be used in forestry and professional pest control programs, and as a seed treatment application.

PLINAZOLIN technology will be marketed under the VIRANTRA brand in Argentina. More listings will follow over the next two to five years.