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New formulation hits the mark

Published on 23/11/2023

Syngenta New Zealand launched Proclaim Opti, a new and enhanced formulation of emamectin (Group 6 insecticide), to both markets last year.
It is approved in the Zespri Crop
Protection Standard with a 42-day pre-harvest interval.

Syngenta customer market
ing lead Raeleen Watherston says Peptite granule technology means superior handling with less dust, and applicators have been impressed with how easily the water dispersible granules dissolve in water.

Proclaim Opti is a fast-acting
selective insecticide that has both direct contact activity on leafrollers as well as ingestion activity on feeding larvae.

Larvae exposed to the active
stop feeding within one to two hours, which prevents further crop damage, Watherston says.

However, it can take several
days for them to disappear from the canopy.

Because it’s a translaminar in
secticide, the active ingredient emamectin is quickly absorbed into the plant tissue
“This provides excellent efficacy
and residual activity but also limits the impact on key beneficial species.”

The product was initially
launched to apple and pear growers in 2020.
The active ingredient emamec
tin is also formulated with a photo-protectant coating. This helps block the UV radiation from sunlight and therefore delays the on-set of degradation, allowing the product to remain active on the plant surface for longer.

This feature increases the foliar
uptake of the active ingredient and improves control by ingestion, resulting in the addition of a codling moth control claim to the label along with leafrollers. It is now a solid, late season control option for both these pests.

This season Syngenta has in
troduced a new smaller 80 gram pack for smaller orchards.

This is in addition to the 400 g
packs launched last season.

For more detail contact your Syn
genta territory sales manager.

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