Helix Vibrance with Fortenza Seed Treatment



Canola; Mustard;

For management of

Cutworm; Striped and crucifer flea beetles; Seed-borne Blackleg (Leptosphaeria ma...

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Application Information

Helix Vibrance - 1.5 L product/100 kg seed Fortenza – 500 mL/100 kg seed for cutworm ...

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Tank Mixes

Canola seed comes pre-treated with Fortenza and Helix Vibrance.

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Technical Information

Chemistry Group

Fortenza: Group 28 insecticide Helix Vibrance: Group 4 insecticide ; Group 3, Group 4, Group 7...

Active ingredients

Cyantraniliprole, Metalaxyl-M, Fludioxonil, Sedaxane, Difenoconazole, Thiamethoxam


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About this Product

For canola growers who want to improve their insect control spectrum, Fortenza®  seed treatment provides added control of cutworm. Fortenza is available with the proven package of Helix® Vibrance®, and together, are a winning combination for broad spectrum insect and disease management and enhanced crop establishment.

Product Benefits

Helix Vibrance with Fortenza provides the following benefits:

  • Four fungicides and two insecticides
  • Cutworm and flea beetle control
  • Wide range of soil-borne disease control including Rhizoctonia, Pythium and Fusarium
  • Quick-acting, long-lasting protection with proven seed safety
  • The Rooting Power of Vibrance delivers stronger roots that take full advantage of soil nutrients and can better defend against soil diseases
  • Earlier flowering and pod set
  • Consistent performance under a wide range of growing conditions


Canola seed comes pre-treated with Fortenza and Helix Vibrance.


For use on:

  • Canola
  • Mustard

For management of:

  • Cutworm
  • Striped and crucifer flea beetles
  • Seed-borne Blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans)
  • Seed-borne Alternaria (Alternaria spp.)
  • Seedling disease complex (damping-off, seedling blight seed rot, and root rot) caused by Pythium spp., Fusarium spp. and Rhizoctonia spp.

Application Information

Use Rates

Helix Vibrance - 1.5 L product/100 kg seed


  • 500 mL/100 kg seed for cutworm
  • 1333 mL/100 kg seed for flea beetles

Application Method

Commercial Seed Treatment

Use Restrictions

This product contains a pigment that will adequately colour the treated seed.  However, users are responsible for ensuring that the treated seed, when dried and ready for bagging, has an unnatural colour.  If the pigment contained in the formulation does not colour the seed adequately, additional colourant must be added to the mixture while treating the seed. Follow instructions on the colourant package for mixing.  Regulations pertaining to colouration of treated seed enforced under the “Seeds Act” must be strictly adhered to when using this product.

Lab and field studies have shown that Helix Vibrance treated canola and mustard can be safely stored for 18 months without loss in germination or insect and disease performance.  However, due to seed quality and seed storage conditions beyond the control of Syngenta Canada Inc., no claims are made to guarantee the germination of carry-over seed or propagating materials for all crop seed. Treatment of highly mechanically scarred or damaged seed, or seed known to be of low vigour and poor quality, may result in reduced germination and/or reduction of seed and seedling vigour.  Treating such seed with Helix Vibrance should only be done for curative control of existing disease pests.  Treat a small quantity of seed using equipment similar to that planned for treating the total seed lot.  Conduct germination tests on a small portion of seed before committing the total seed lot to a selected seed treatment. 

Treated seed must not be used for food, feed or oil processing.

All bags containing treated seed for sale or use in Canada must be labeled or tagged as follows: “This seed has been treated with the insecticides, thiamethoxam and cyantraniliprole, and fungicides, difenoconazole, metalaxyl-M and S-isomer, fludioxonil and sedaxane.  Wear coveralls over a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks, shoes, and chemical-resistant gloves when handling treated seeds, planting, and during maintenance, clean-up, and repair. In addition, wear a properly fit-tested NIOSH-approved dust mask rated N95 or higher when handling treated seeds (includes loading and unloading). Use only closed-cab planting equipment. Gloves and a dust mask do not need to be worn when inside the closed cab. Do not use for food, feed or oil processing. Store away from food and feed.  Toxic to bees. Follow best management practices to help minimize dust exposure to pollinators during planting of treated seed; refer to the complete guidance “Pollinator Protection: reducing risk from treated seed” on the Health Canada website (”

Do not graze or feed livestock on treated areas.

Crop Safety

Do not plant any crop other than those on the Helix Vibrance or Vibrance 500FS Seed Treatment label within 60 days to fields in which seed treated with Helix Vibrance were planted. See labels for more information.

Tank Mixes

Canola seed comes pre-treated with Fortenza and Helix Vibrance.

Technical Information

Chemistry Group

Fortenza: Group 28 insecticide

Helix Vibrance: Group 4 insecticide; Group 3, Group 4, Group 7 and Group 12 fungicides

Mode of Action

Fortenza contains the insecticide cyantraniliprole.

Helix Vibrance contains the insecticide thiamethoxam and the fungicides difenoconazole, metalaxyl-M, fludioxonil and sedaxane.

Metalaxyl-M = Group 4 = phenylamide – targets RNA polymerase I

Fludioxonil = Group 12 = phenylpyrroles – affects signal transduction

Sedaxane = Group 7 = succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor – affects respiration

Difenoconazole = Group 3 = triazole – inhibits sterol biosynthesis

Thiamethoxam = Group 4A = neonicotinoid – affects nerve action

Cyantraniliprole - Group 28 insecticide – Diamides – affects insect nerve and muscle system

Resistance Management

For resistance management, please note that this product contains Group 28 and 4 insecticides, as well as Groups 3, 4, and 12 fungicides. Any insect or fungal population may contain individuals naturally resistant to these groups. The resistant individuals may dominate the insect population if this group of insecticides is used repeatedly in the same field. A gradual or total loss of pest control may occur over time if these insecticides and fungicides are used repeatedly in the same fields. 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 and fungicide resistance:

Where possible, rotate the use of this product or other Group 4 and 28 insecticides and Groups 3, 4, 7 and 12 fungicides with different groups that control the same insects or pathogens.

Insecticide and fungicide use should be based on an 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 insect and fungal populations for resistance development.

Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisors for any additional pesticide resistance-management and/or IPM recommendations for specific crops and pests problems in your area.

For further information and to report suspected resistance, contact Syngenta Canada Inc. at 1-87-SYNGENTA (1-877-964-3682) or at

Labels & MSDS

Disclaimer – ALWAYS read and follow label directions. Please use this information above only as a guideline and not an exact description.

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