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Syngenta introduces Force 6.5G corn insecticide for the 2019 growing season

  • New, high-load formulation of tefluthrin that delivers the same superior control of corn rootworm and other soil-dwelling insect pests as previous Force formulations
  • Packaged in a 20 percent lighter bag that covers 175 percent more acres with 50 percent less dust than Force 3G
  • Can be applied through a wide variety of traditional or newer types of “open” granular application equipment

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, August 22, 2018 – Syngenta announced that Force® 6.5G, a high-load granular corn insecticide for control of corn rootworm, is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency and will be available 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.
 
For more information about Force 6.5G, visit www.syngentaus.com/Force6.5G. Join the conversation online – connect with Syngenta at Syngenta-us.com/social.

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