Higher Concentration for Easier Handling
Greensboro, N.C., April 28, 2008 – Syngenta Crop Protection announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Warrior II with Zeon Technology® for broad-spectrum insect control in more than 23 crop groups. Warrior II is a more concentrated formulation of Warrior with Zeon Technology®, and will provide storage, handling and container disposal advantages. Warrior II contains 2.08 pounds of active ingredient per gallon—twice the concentration of Warrior, which it will replace in most markets across the United States.
“This ease of handling will provide significant advantages to our customers,” said Jeff Cecil, insecticide brand manager for Syngenta. “But equally important, Warrior II with Zeon Technology will provide the same proven pest knockdown and long-lasting residual control as its predecessor.”
Syngenta developed and introduced the active ingredient in Warrior, lambda-cyhalothrin, in 1987, and it quickly became the leading pyrethroid insecticide on the market. Zeon Technology, a patented encapsulation process, brought new benefits to the product when it was introduced.
“The Zeon formulation mixes easily with water and reduces potential handler exposure because the active ingredient is enclosed in tiny capsules, suspended in a water-based carrier,” Cecil explained. “In the field, it also improves rainfastness and protects against breakdown by UV light.”
When spray droplets dry on the target, the capsules quickly release the active ingredient for fast pest knockdown, he added.
Warrior II with Zeon Technology will be used for broad-spectrum insect control in alfalfa, cereal crops, corn, cotton, potatoes, rice, soybeans and vegetables.
For more information and a complete list of crop applications, visit Syngenta at www.syngentacropprotection.com.
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