Source: Syngenta

Syngenta Crop Protection announced the registration of Voliam Xpress insecticide by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Arizona Department of Agriculture. Voliam Xpress is approved for use on head and leaf lettuce, fruiting vegetables, head and stem brassicas, and cucurbit vegetables. State registrations or specific crop and/or pest uses may still be pending in certain states. Please check with your state regulatory agency to determine registration status.

Voliam Xpress utilizes two modes of action to protect crops from chewing and sucking insects as well as lepidopteran pests. It contains chlorantraniliprole, a new mode of action from the diamide family of insecticides and lambda-cyhalothrin, a third-generation pyrethroid insecticide. The two active ingredients are combined in an enhanced solution that provides fast knockdown and long-lasting residual control of lepidopteran pests, as well as other pests like beetles, plant bugs, stink bugs and leafhoppers.

"Lepidopteran pests are a key concern in vegetable crops but there are also a number of other pests that can affect yield and quality," said John Koenig, Syngenta insecticide brand manager. "Voliam Xpress will provide a high level of control of worm pests but will also control a number of other annoying, secondary pests."

Voliam Xpress provides fast knockdown of insects after application. Some of the insecticide penetrates the leaf surface rapidly and moves via translaminar flow to create a reservoir inside the leaf, while the balance remains on the leaf surface to create a powerful barrier of control.

"The fast knockdown of troublesome pests will help crops to achieve their full yield potential, which may result in a boost to the growers' bottom line," Koenig said.