Syngenta has announced that Endigo insecticide recently received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for use in cotton, offering growers two modes of action to protect against key mid- to late-season pests and a tool for managing insect resistance.

“Endigo is the ideal product to apply in a window from full bloom to cutout in a complete insect management program, providing growers with a convenient tool to clean up fields,” said Scott Hendrix, Syngenta cotton crop manager. “It offers quick, effective knockdown and residual control of damaging pests such as fleahoppers, tarnished plant bugs, stink bugs and worms to help growers achieve maximum yield and quality.”

By combining two modes of action, Endigo is a tool for resistance management. “Syngenta is committed to fighting insect resistance and maintaining the efficacy of existing chemistries through proper product stewardship,” said Coby Long, Syngenta brand manager.

“It's critical that we alternate modes of action throughout the season,” added Long. “By targeting insects with two modes of action in a single application, and providing an excellent rotational product to organophosphates and carbamates, Endigo has an exceptional fit in cotton insect management programs.”

Syngenta recommends field scouting and applying Endigo at 3.5 to 5.5 fluid ounces per acre when insect populations reach locally determined economic thresholds, usually at intervals of five to 10 days.

More information is available at www.syngenta.com.