Fortenza Receives EPA Approval in Corn and Cotton

The EPA has approved Fortenza seed treatment insecticide to protect corn and cotton from early-season insects.
A field of midsize corn flourishes.
A field of midsize corn flourishes.
Fortenza® seed treatment insecticide from Syngenta has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in corn and cotton to guard against early-season insect damage. Registrations in individual states may be pending.

“We designed Fortenza to complement our brands containing Cruiser® insecticide,” says Dale Ireland, Ph.D., Seedcare technical product lead at Syngenta. “Data shows combining these products enhances the spectrum of insect control activity, raising the bar of protection for U.S. growers.”

The active ingredient in Fortenza, cyantraniliprole, protects against above- and below-ground insects, including black cutworm, fall armyworm, white grub, seedcorn maggot and wireworm. This is especially important to growers who are located in areas with a history of high cutworm activity. Fortenza may also help manage insect resistance, when used in combination with other insecticide chemistries or traits, by providing an additional mode of action against targeted insects.