Mode of Action
Fortenza contains active ingredient cyantraniliprole- which protects seeds and provides early season protection to plants from the labelled pests by deterring or anti-feeding activity.
For insect resistance management, please note that Fortenza contains a Group 28 insecticide. Any insect population may contain individuals naturally resistant to Fortenza and other Group 28 insecticides. The resistant individuals may dominate the insect population if this group of insecticides is used repeatedly in the same field. Other resistance mechanisms that are not linked to site of action but are specific for individual chemicals, such as enhanced metabolism, may also exist. Because resistance development cannot be predicted, the use of this product should conform to sound resistance management strategies established for the crop and use area.
To delay insecticide resistance:
Where possible, rotate the use of Fortenza or other Group 28 insecticides with different groups that control the same pests in a field.
Use tank mixtures with miticides/insecticides from a different group when such use is permitted. Insecticide use should be based on an integrated pest management (IPM) program that includes scouting and record keeping, and considers cultural, biological and other chemical control practices.
Monitor treated pest populations for resistance development. If resistance is suspected, do not reapply Fortenza or other Group 28 insecticides.
Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisors for any additional pesticide resistance management and/or IPM recommendations for the specific site and pest problems in your area.
For further information or to report suspected resistance, contact company representatives at 1-87-SYNGENTA (1-877-964-3682).