Syngenta unveils Spiropidion, a new insect control technology that will help farmers protect their crops against damaging sucking pests in an effective and environmentally sustainable manner.
Sucking pests, such as aphids, whiteflies, and scales, devastate high value fruit and vegetables like tomatoes, oranges and melons, as well as important arable crops like cotton and soybean. Spiropidion is safe to natural beneficial insects and pollinators, offering farmers a new tool for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs.
Spiropidion is part of a rare class of insecticides that protects the whole plant body from attack of damaging sucking pests, thereby securing crop quality, yields and the livelihood of farmers.
The first global registration of a formulated product containing Spiropidion was obtained in Guatemala in September 2020, where the product will be marketed under the brand name ELESTAL Neo in the coming months. Planned launches of Spiropidion containing formulations also include Paraguay and Pakistan in 2021, and Brazil in 2023 (pending registrations). In the European Union, regulatory submission is anticipated for 2022-2023. Future launches across a broad range of crops in more than 60 countries across all continents are expected in the next six years.