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Syngenta develops pair of new active ingredients for use in turf

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Syngenta has developed two new active ingredients for use in the company's Professional Solutions markets, both of which are pending label registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Isocycloseram is a broad-spectrum insecticide active ingredient that will be marketed as Plinazolin technology. Cyclobutrifluram is a nematicide and fungicide active that will be marketed as Tymirium technology.

070124 syngenta 2.jpg"These novel active ingredients complement our current portfolio by increasing the level of control, broadening the pest control spectrum and helping to mitigate resistance,"" said Scott Reasons, head of Syngenta Professional Solutions in the Americas.

Plinazolin technology is formulated to control insect pests by contact and ingestion to quickly stop feeding. As the first mode of action for these professional markets in IRAC Group 30, Plinazolin technology also can be a resistance-management tool.

Upon EPA registration it will be launched in the following Professional Solutions markets under the following brand names:

  • Turf: Atexzo insecticide for control of annual bluegrass weevils, mole crickets, Bermudagrass mites, billbugs, caterpillars and European crane flies.
  • Ornamentals: Vykenda insecticide for control of thrips, mites, leafminers, flea beetles and more.
  • Professional Pest Management: Vanecto cockroach gel bait for control of all major cockroach species including German and American cockroaches.

Tymirium technology will be launched as Trefinti nematicide/fungicide for control of sting, lance, root-knot and Anguina nematodes, as well as diseases such as spring dead spot and other soil-borne turf diseases. 

In ornamental production, it will also offer control of Fusarium and powdery mildew. Unlike previous molecules in its category, Tymirium technology is designed to selectively target damaging nematodes, while sparing those that are beneficial for soil health and biodiversity.

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