The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has registered Voliam Xpress insecticide and Voliam Flexi insecticide from Syngenta Crop Protection for the state of California.



Voliam Xpress is approved for use on head and leaf lettuce, fruiting vegetables, head and stem brassicas, and cucurbit vegetables. Voliam Flexi is approved for use on potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit and grapes.



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 has two modes of action to protect crops from chewing and sucking insects as well as lepidopteran pests. It contains chlorantraniliprole (CTPR), 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, according to the company.



"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, the company said. 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.



Voliam Flexi features two modes of action to protect crops from chewing and sucking insects as well as lepidopteran pests. It contains chlorantraniliprole (CTPR), a new mode of action from the diamide family of insecticides and thiamethoxam, a member of the neonicotinoid class of chemistry. These two active ingredients are combined in an enhanced solution that delivers a broad spectrum of control of damaging insect pests in potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit and grapes.



"Different insect pest populations often overlap in these fruit and potato crops, and growers can maximize their window of opportunity by controlling beetles, leafhoppers, aphids and worms at the same time, with one product," said John Koenig, Syngenta insecticide brand manager. "Voliam Flexi provides a flexible, convenient option with excellent efficacy and long residual activity. In fact, the broad-spectrum control of Voliam Flexi makes it an excellent replacement for organophosphate (OP) and carbamate insecticides."



Voliam Flexi is a valuable resistance management tool and is highly compatible with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. It will help growers combat a number of insect pests so they can achieve the maximum yield potential from the crop.



"It's always exciting to bring a new product to the market," Koenig added. "It's especially exciting to deliver a tool that raises the bar on performance and frees up growers to think about things other than insect control."