The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has approved the use of Durivo insecticide from Syngenta for use in vegetable crops, including leafy and fruiting vegetables, brassicas and cucurbits.

Durivo is a systemic insecticide that employs two modes of action to protect vegetables from chewing and sucking insects as well as lepidopteran pests. When Durivo is applied through drip chemigation, it is readily taken up by the roots of germinating seedlings or transplants and translocated throughout the plant via the xylem to protect plants from the inside.

Durivo contains two modes of action, chlorantraniliprole (CTPR), a new mode of action from the diamide family of insecticides, and thiamethoxam, a member of the neonicotinoid class of chemistry.

“These two modes of action complement each other to control the toughest insects in vegetables, including a broad range of lepidopteran pests, as well as aphids, whiteflies and flea beetles,” said John Koenig, Syngenta insecticide brand manager.

Koenig added that Durivo has been shown to enhance plant vigor. “Studies around the world have demonstrated that Durivo stimulates proteins that help plants grow bigger and stronger and help them better withstand stress from drought, disease and soil problems,” he explained. “That gets crops off to a healthy start and helps deliver a healthy return on investment.”