The California Department of Pesticide Regulation registered three insecticides from Greensboro, N.C.-based Syngenta Crop Protection: Durivo, Voliam Express and Voliam Flexi.
• Durivo is registered for use in vegetable crops, including leafy and fruiting vegetables, Brassicas and cucurbits, according to a news release.
It is a systemic insecticide that includes two modes of action—chlorantraniliprole and thiamethoxam—that target chewing and sucking insects.
Chlorantraniliprole is a new mode of action from the diamide family, whereas thiamethoxam is a neonicotinoid.
Durivo is applied through drip chemigation. Roots of germinating seedlings or transplants take up the product and translocate it throughout the plant.
• Voliam Flexi is a premix of chlorantraniliprole and thiamethoxam that is registered for potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit and grapes.
It targets chewing and sucking pests as well as Lepitopera—members of the butterfly and moth order.
• Voliam Xpress was registered for head and leaf lettuce, fruiting vegetables, head and stem Brassicas, and cucurbits.
It, too, contains two modes of action—insecticides and the pyrethroid lambda-cyhalothrin.
The premix controls worm pests as well as beetles, plant bugs, stink bugs and leafhoppers.