The Environmental Protection Agency has approved changes to two products from Greensboro, N.C.-based Syngenta Crop Protection.


Durivo, which contains the active ingredients thiamethoxam and chlorantraniliprole, can now be applied through drip chemigation, also known as trickle chemigation.

It also may be applied during planting or transplanting as an in-furrow spray, transplant hole drench or narrow surface band above the seedline.

In addition, it can be applied after planting as a post-seeding, post-transplanting or hill drench, as well as a root zone or shank application.

The systemic Durivo is registered for use in vegetable crops including leafy and fruiting vegetables, Brassicas and cucurbits.

It targets chewing and sucking insects as members of the lepidoptera—the order of butterflies and moths.

The EPA also added vegetables, including Brassica, cucurbit, fruiting and leafy, to the crops on which Voliam Flexi insecticide can be used. It already was registered on potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit and grapes.

The foliar insecticide contains two modes of action: chlorantraniliprole, a member of the diamide family; and thiamethoxam, a neonicotinoid.

The premix targets aphids, armyworms and leafhoppers. It is toxic to bees.