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First Seed Treatment Nematicide Receives Registration for Use on Corn

Nematicide offers convenient on-the-seed protection against damaging corn nematodes.

An AVICTA brand seed treatment nematicide from Syngenta Seed Care recently was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on corn. Syngenta Seed Care will offer the new AVICTA brand seed treatment nematicide in combination with an enhanced rate of Cruiser seed treatment insecticide and the most robust seed treatment fungicide package available to provide corn growers with complete early-season protection against nematodes, insects and diseases. AVICTA brand nematicide will be widely demonstrated in cooperation with seed companies in the form of large plot, on-farm plantings during the 2009 planting season, and will be launched commercially in 2010.

"The new AVICTA brand seed treatment is a breakthrough in early-season pest protection and a leading advancement in the development of seed treatment solutions for corn growers," said Mark Jirak, crop manager, Syngenta Seed Care. "The combination of an AVICTA brand, Cruiser and the Syngenta Seed Care corn fungicide package will be the only seed-delivered technology that offers growers triple protection against nematodes, insects and diseases."

Corn nematode populations have escalated in recent years due to changes in production practices. In the past, nematode damage was suppressed by the widespread use of in-furrow organophosphate and carbamate insecticides. Now, with the switch to pyrethroid insecticides and transgenic rootworm-resistant corn, nematode pressure may become more evident as these products lack the ability to suppress nematode populations. The increased trend in no-till farming may have helped provide an environment for nematodes to thrive because these pests are sensitive to soil disturbance. Also, corn-on-corn cropping, which has become more prevalent in the last few years, can also cause corn-damaging nematode numbers to build.

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