Cultivation/Production, North America, Pests and Diseases

Syngenta Canada unveils new all-in-one fungicide and insecticide for potatoes

Syngenta Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Cruiser Maxx® Vibrance® Potato fungicide and insecticide seed treatment to combat a broad spectrum of yield-inhibiting pests.

The company says in a press release that Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Potato simplifies seed treating with its convenient all-in-one formulation, delivering both proven insect protection and robust control against all primary potato diseases.

“Each spring, growers receive potato seed knowing they’ll need to prioritize any diseases or issues they’re presented with,” says Justin Bouvier, product lead for Seedcare with Syngenta Canada.

“Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Potato gives growers the assurance they’re receiving the most robust disease control in an early season insect management product.”

“The convenient, all-in-one formulation offers growers a way to simplify the seed treating process during one of the busiest times on the farm with an easy-to-handle pre-mix formulation,” adds Justin.

Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Potato has two modes of action against the key seed-borne diseases, including Fusarium, silver scurf, and Rhizoctonia (black scurf). With Vibrance, growers will see best-in-class Rhizoctonia control as well as Rooting Power® for healthier, stronger roots to aid in sound stand establishment.

Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Potato also contains Thiamethoxam, a Group 4 insecticide, for defense against early-season insect pests such as Colorado potato beetles, aphids, and potato leafhoppers.

According to Dr. Abhi Deora, technical lead for Seedcare with Syngenta Canada and head of The Canadian Seedcare Institute, controlling important diseases early in the season is one of the best ways to support a healthy and resilient plant stand in your young plant care strategy. Hear more from Abhi about Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Potato in this video.

Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Potato will be available for the 2024 growing season and sold in a case of four 3.785 L jugs co-packed with a vibrant blue liquid colourant for better line of sight on application coverage.

Source: Syngenta Canada
Photo: Credit Syngenta
For more information about Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Potato, please visit the product page, contact your local Syngenta Sales Representative, or call our Customer Interaction Centre at 1 87 SYNGENTA (1 877 964 3682).

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