With two highly effective modes of action plus
a Zeon® Concentrate formulation, Endigo® ZC
insecticide provides more robust and complete
control of a broad-spectrum of harmful insects
in soybean. Offering fast knockdown and longlasting
residual control of economically damaging
pests such as soybean aphid, stinkbugs, bean
leaf beetle, Japanese beetle and grasshoppers,
Endigo ZC provides growers the best chance
to optimize yield by stopping damaging insect
populations in their tracks.
Two Complementary Modes of Action
Result in More Ways to Protect Your
Cross-section of a leaf.
• Controls insects primarily
• Penetrates through the leaf
surface and moves in a locally
• Controls insects that feed on
undersides of leaves
• Provides long residual control of sucking insects
• Controls insects through contact and ingestion
• Remains mostly on the leaf surface
• Zeon® Technology protects the active ingredient on
the leaf surface for a prolonged period
• Provides control of multiple insect species
the Trans-stemic Uptake
Endigo ZC protects the plant through trans-stemic uptake,
meaning the thiamethoxam moves into plant leaf tissue
through both translaminar and locally systemic activity.
The above illustration represents how the trans-stemic
uptake works after a foliar application. Thiamethoxam
quickly penetrates the outer leaf surface and once inside
the leaf, a reservoir of active ingredient is formed where it is
protected from environmental factors like wash off from rain
and UV degradation from sunlight. The trans-stemic uptake
of the thiamethoxam results in longer residual control of
insects feeding on both the upper and lower leaf surfaces
while having minimal impact on beneficial insects as they
move across leaf surfaces.
• Combines two industry-leading chemistries, plus a
proprietary ZC formulation, for quick knockdown and
extended residual control against key foliar insect pests,
resulting in higher potential yield.
• Delivers robust labeled rates of two complementary
modes of action for broad-spectrum control of hard-tocontrol
insects, such as soybean aphid, stinkbugs, bean
leaf beetle, Japanese beetle and grasshoppers.
• Offers trans-stemic movement into leaves providing
extended residual control.
• Acts as an excellent Plant Performance™ partner with
• Serves as an excellent rotational product for an insect
resistance management program.
• Provides fast pest knockdown and strong adhesion to
the plant surface by using quick release capsules.
• Improves residual activity through UV protection against
photodegradation and improved rainfastness.
• Decreases handler and applicator exposure to the active
ingredient by placing a barrier around the active ingredient.
• Flows smoothly, mixes easily and disperses completely
Endigo ZC offers control of a number of
yield-robbing soybean pests, including:
• Corn rootworm beetles
• Soybean aphid
• Bean leaf beetle
• Japanese beetle
Soybean aphid could be the most
notorious soybean pest. These small,
yellow-green bugs can appear with or
without wings, and have two distinctive
“tailpipes” on the tips of their abdomen. Threshold levels of
aphid are 250/plant, based on the average number of aphid
per plant of 20-30 plants sampled throughout a field.
The graph below shows Endigo ZC out-yielding its
competitors when aphids were present in a 2009 University
of Wisconsin soybean insecticide trial.
Bean Leaf Beetle
Bean leaf beetles can be just as much of a problem as
soybean aphid. High populations of bean leaf beetle can
reduce yields by 20-50 percent. After overwintering in leaf
litter and soybean residue, they
start to emerge as temperatures
begin to warm in April and May. Bean
leaf beetles can cause damage from
plant feeding and by transmitting the
bean pod mottle virus or southern mosaic virus.
Scouting should start at the R4 growth stage and continue
As shown in the research below from the University of
Arkansas, Endigo ZC provided the best bean leaf beetle
control in soybean compared to other insecticides.
Stinkbugs also have the potential to cause
problems. The most common damaging
species found in soybean are brown,
green and southern green stinkbug.
Stinkbugs often cause more damage to
soybean quality than to yield loss, removing
fluids from developing pods through piercing-sucking
mouthparts. Stinkbugs are likely to reach peak populations
in late August through early October, typically causing the
most damage in mid-September. Threshold is when
populations are greater than one per row foot or six per
The following graph shows the number of stinkbugs that
were on plants before Endigo ZC was applied, and then how
many remained 5-7 days and 10-12 days after application.
As you can see, Endigo ZC was effective in providing good
knockdown and residual control of the stinkbugs, including
the difficult-to-control brown stinkbug.