Controlling Forage brassica insects


Insect pests, left uncontrolled, can reduce the dry matter of a forage brassica crop by as much as 3 tonnes per hectare.

There are a range of sucking and chewing pests that attack forage brassica crops at various stages of crop development, including: Springtails, Nysius, Cutworm, Diamondback moth, Cabbage white butterfly, Soybean looper, European leaf miner and Aphids.

Syngenta has the ground covered when it comes to forage brassica insecticides, with four products controlling almost the complete spectrum of pests that can attack crops from emergence to grazing.

The range includes:
MINECTO® Star - contains two active ingredients designed to control a wide range of insect pests without disrupting beneficial insect populations, meaning it is compatible in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme. Retaining beneficial insects in the crop helps to provide ongoing control of insect pests and reduce the need for follow-up insecticides.

Treated pests stop feeding almost immediately, protecting the crop and providing extended residual control to maximise brassica quality and yield.
To find out more read the Technote here.

PIRIMOR® - an IPM compatible product, providing specific control of Aphids.  It can be used alone or added to MINECTO® Star to bolster control of Aphids when a knock-down insecticide is also needed.

Early season KARATE ZEON® can be applied for the control of Cutworm in establishing crops.

Once crops get established, AMPLIGO® is also a useful tool for farmers as it controls a wide range of insect pests. Early season use will minimise any impact on beneficial insects as they are still establishing in the crop.

To find out more about AMPLIGO® read the Technote here

These four products, supplemented with other products where necessary (in the establishment period), provide growers a full range of options to help manage the pest threat to a forage brassica crop from end-to-end.

View latest forage brassica Technote here or for more specific details on all insecticides.

Contact the Syngenta team here for more information.