Group 4 insecticide; Group 4, Group 7 and Group 12 fungicides
Mode of Action
Thiamethoxam, the active ingredient in Cruiser, moves systemically throughout the plant and protects against target pests through stomach activity. Once absorbed through feeding, Cruiser interferes with the receptors in an insect that transmit the message to feed. As a result, the insect stops feeding and the plant is protected.
Fludioxonil, Metalaxyl-M and Sedaxane are the fungicide active ingredients in Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Pulses.
Metalaxyl m = Group 4 = phenylamide – targets RNA polymerase I
Fludioxonil = Group 12 = phenylpyrroles – affects signal transduction
Sedaxane = Group 7 = succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor – affects respiration
Thiamethoxam = Group 4A = neonicotinoid – affects nerve action
For resistance management, please note that Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Pulses Seed Treatment contains Group 4, Group 7 and Group 12 fungicides and a Group 4 insecticide. Any fungal and (or) insect population may contain individuals naturally resistant to Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Pulses Seed Treatment and other Group 4, Group 7 or Group 12 fungicides and Group 4 insecticides. A gradual or total loss of pest control may occur over time if these fungicides/insecticides are used repeatedly in the same fields. Other resistance mechanisms that are not linked to site of action but specific for individual chemicals, such as enhanced metabolism, may also exist. Appropriate resistance management strategies should be followed.
To delay insecticide and fungicide resistance:
Where possible, rotate the use of Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Pulses Seed Treatment or other Group 4, Group 7 and Group 12 fungicides and Group 4 insecticides with different groups that control the same pathogens/pests.
Fungicide and insecticide use should be based on an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that includes scouting, historical information related to pesticide use and crop rotation and considers cultural, biological and other chemical control practices.
Monitor treated fungal and insecticide populations for resistance development. If disease continues to progress after treatment with this product, do not increase the use rate. Discontinue use of this product, and switch to another fungicide and insecticide product with a different target site of action, if available.
Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisors for any additional pesticide resistance-management and (or) IPM recommendations for specific crops and pathogens or pest problems in your area.
For further information or to report suspected resistance, contact Syngenta Canada Inc. at 1-87-SYNGENTA (1-877-964-3682).