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More Crops Added To Pulse Seed Treatment Label

Syngenta Crop Protection’s pea and dry bean seed treatment Cruiser Maxx Pulses has now been cleared for use in Canada as a treatment for chickpeas, lentils, lupins and faba beans.

Cruiser Maxx Pulses, a combination of active ingredients thiamethoxam, metalaxyl-M and fludioxonil, is offered as a co-pack of Cruiser 5FS and Apron Maxx RTA or Apron Maxx RFC.

The pulse-crop product is available through commercial seed care treaters as part of a closed system application, the company said.

“This is good news for pulse growers across Canada, particularly those in Saskatchewan, who are facing a growing threat from pests and diseases such as wireworm and fusarium,” Syngenta seed care brand manager Paul Allen said in the company’s release Feb. 5.

“Cruiser Maxx Pulses has already proved to be a cost-effective preventive treatment for peas, so we are very pleased to extend this protection across other pulse crops this year.”

Cruiser Maxx Pulses is registered for early-season control of wireworm. The treatment is also meant for seed protection against crop diseases such as seed-borne ascochyta blight and foot rot, seed rot and damping-off caused by Pythium spp., Rhizoctonia spp. and Fusarium spp. and seed rot and seedling blight caused by seed-borne Botrytis spp.

Syngenta Crop Protection, the Guelph-based Canadian arm of the Swiss chemical and seed company, noted Cruiser Maxx’s added registrations take effect in time for the 2010 growing season.

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