The company is planning to launch Spiropidion containing formulations in Paraguay and Pakistan next year and in Brazil in 2023
Syngenta Crop Protection, a subsidiary of Swiss agrichemicals company Syngenta, has introduced Spiropidion, a new insecticide active ingredient.
Spiropidion is a new insect control technology that is developed to help farmers to protect their crops from damaging sucking pests in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Sucking pests include aphids, whiteflies, and scales, devastate high value fruit and vegetables such as tomatoes, oranges and melons, and important arable crops include cotton and soybean.
The new ingredient is claimed to be safe for natural beneficial insects and pollinators which offer farmers a new tool for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programmes.
Syngenta said that the Spiropidion is the outcome of chemistry-driven innovation that was conducted within a rare class of insecticides that helps in securing crop quality and yields.
Syngenta Global Crop Protection president Jon Parr said: “We are excited to offer farmers a new active ingredient that provides more targeted protection against some of the most difficult and damaging sucking pests. The best way I can describe this new innovation is that it’s kind to nature but hard on pests!
“Spiropidion is another clear example of how we are accelerating investment to deliver plant health innovations that support farmers, across the world, to grow productively and sustainably.”
Syngenta to market Spiropidion under ELESTAL Neo brand in Guatemala
The company said that the first global registration of a formulated product that contain Spiropidion was obtained in Guatemala in September this year.
The product will be marketed under the brand name ELESTAL Neo in the coming months.
Syngenta is planning to launch Spiropidion containing formulations in Paraguay and Pakistan next year and in Brazil in 2023.
In the European Union, the company is expected to go for a regulatory submission in 2022-2023.
Recently, a third-party logistic provider WSI has partnered with Syngenta to open a new agriculture crop protection product facility in Iowa, US.