Syngenta has received the registration for their new lepidopteran insecticide Proclaim Opti, with emamectin present as emamectin benzoate as the active constituent.

As part of its submission to register Proclaim Opti, Syngenta sought to expand the label beyond the current approvals for their insecticide Proclaim, and was successful in incorporating a number of minor use permits.

The label for Proclaim Opti covers brassicas, cucurbits, fruiting vegetables, leafy vegetables and leafy brassicas, strawberries, legume vegetables (including beans, peas, sugar snap peas and snow peas), and root and tuber vegetables (excluding potatoes).

See below for the full range of crops and pests covered under this new label. Please note that this registration covers some uses which were previously covered by minor use permits PER81914 and PER14907, which will now be modified accordingly.

For full details on the registration of this new insecticide, use the APVMA’s product search and enter “Proclaim Opti”.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 24 July 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!

Crops Pests
Brassica vegetables including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbages and cauliflower Diamondback moth, cabbage white butterfly, heliothis, cluster caterpillar and loopers
Root and tuber vegetables (except potato) including beetroot, carrot, parsnips, radish, swede, turnip and sweetpotato
Leafy vegetables and brassica leafy vegetables including spinach, silver beet, kale, endive, mustard, cress, chard, rocket, Asian leafy greens and Chinese cabbage (field grown only)
Sweet corn Heliothis
Strawberries Cluster caterpillar, heliothis, lightbrown apple moth and loopers
Lettuce Heliothis and cluster caterpillar
Cucurbits including cucumber, melons, pumpkins, squash and zucchini Cucumber moth
Legume vegetables including green beans, green peas, sugarsnap peas and snow peas Heliothis, cluster caterpillar and loopers
Fruiting vegetables including tomatoes, eggplants, capsicums and chillies (field grown and protected cropping) Heliothis and cluster caterpillar
Grapes (Except grapes grown for dried fruit production) Lightbrown apple moth, grapevine moth