Home / Crops / Pesticides / Insecticides / Syngenta introduces liquid insecticide

Syngenta introduces liquid insecticide

Agriculture.com Staff 03/24/2009 @ 3:25pm

Farmers can now forget worrying about spilling and dust when it comes to granular insecticide, as Syngenta recently launched Force CS, a liquid formulation insecticide.

"Force CS...has all the benefits of the granular insecticide with a new level of convenience for the grower," says Jeff Cecil, brand manager for Syngenta.

The new product is co-developed with John Deere and can only be used with the Central Insecticide System, which Deere manufactures. Cecil says there are currently no plans to expand the product to work with anything but Deere.

Cecil says farmers benefit from using CS because it is a closed system, where the farmer doesn't come in contact with the product, including dust. There is 45 pounds of pressure at the nozzle, as so not to lose the insecticide to high winds.

With the product being in a 20-pound box, it only takes 8 boxes to fill a system, instead of 28 50-pound bags it would take with the granular form. One 2.5-gallon box of Force CS will treat about 40 acres in 30-inch rows, Cesil says. "It takes 5 minutes or less to fill a system, where as with granular system it takes about 30 minutes to fill," he adds.

Farmers who use the new system have seen it does make it more efficient to use insecticide and saves money, says Cecil. He also says farmers have seen as much as a 12.9 bushel increase when using the product.

Farmers can now forget worrying about spilling and dust when it comes to granular insecticide, as Syngenta recently launched Force CS, a liquid formulation insecticide.

CancelPost Comment
MORE FROM AGRICULTURE.COM STAFF more +

Farm and ranch risk management resources By: 07/07/2010 @ 9:10am Government resources USDA Risk Management Agency Download free insurance program and…

Major types of crop insurance policies By: 07/07/2010 @ 9:10am Crop insurance for major field crops comes in two types: yield-based coverage that pays an…

Marketing 101 - Are options the right tool… By: 07/07/2010 @ 9:10am "If you are looking for a low risk way to protect yourself against prices moving either higher or…

MEDIA CENTERmore +
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Chainsaw Accessories
Agriculture.com

FREE MEMBERSHIP!

CLOSE [X]