Syngenta's Actara Gets Expanded Label

Published online: Feb 18, 2005
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Syngenta Crop Protection announced this week it has received approval for a second foliar application of its insecticide Actara for potatoes.

The EPA granted the expanded label for the thiamethoxam product to allow two foliar applications per season at the full three-ounce rate.

"The label extensions for...Actara...continue to show how thiamethoxam is filtering itself more and more into the market," said Coby Long, brand manager for Syngenta.

"Despite the fact there are other neonicotinoid options available for growers, Platinum (which also received an expanded label) and Actara continue to provide superior control for sucking and chewing insects, excellent residual control and compatibililty with IPM programs, giving the growers what they are asking for."

Actara has been approved for use on potatoes for several years and provides protection against Colorado potato beetle, potato leafhopper, and aphids.

"Fortunately, the increased rate approval gives those growers that have a long season and use foliar applications a huge advantage by allowing two potato foliar applications per season at full rates," continued Long.