Syngenta has received EPA approval for Force 6.5G, a high-load granular corn insecticide for control of corn rootworm, and will be rolling out the product for the 2019 growing season.
“We’re launching Force 6.5G to meet the changing needs of growers,” said Meade McDonald, product lead for insecticides at Syngenta. “This higher-load formulation goes farther and results in fewer stops to refill insecticide boxes, which allows faster, more efficient planting with less hassle.”
Part of that convenience is enhanced application flexibility. Force 6.5G can be applied through a wide variety of existing “open” system granular application equipment. Other improvements include a 50 percent lower dust-off rate, compared to Force 3G, and a convenient 20-acre bag.
Force 6.5.G resulted in significantly reduced dust-off compared to Force 3G and Aztec 4.67G
“Force brands have led the market for more than 25 years because of their proven performance,” said McDonald. “Force 6.5G will deliver the same superior root protection and maximize yield potential, when used on either conventional corn or CRW traits (single or double stack).”
Force 6.5G is the latest addition to the evolving portfolio of crop protection products from Syngenta.