Syngenta’s Agri-Mek SC miticide/insecticide was registered in June for use to control soybean pests.
It had already been registered for fruits, nuts and vegetables.
The hot, dry conditions in soybean growing states during flowering and early pod-fill growth stages is also ideal for pests like the twospotted spider mites because the fungi which normally control the spread of the spider mites is not as affective in the dry heat.
“With Agri-Mek SC, soybean growers are armed to prevent widespread crop damage due to spider mites,” Meade McDonald, insecticide product lead at Syngenta, said. “Some problems can be unpredictable, but growers can feel at ease knowing they have control over other factors like yield-threatening pests.”
When applied, the active ingredient, abamectin, is absorbed in the leaves which prevents the mites from attacking the leaves from all sides. The miticide/insecticide is affective for up to 21 days and, once dry, it will not wash off or become ineffective in the rain.
Growers can apply Agri-Mek SC on the ground, by aerial application and tank mixing Agri-Mek SC with Endigo ZC insecticide for better control of a variety of pests.
Growers are encouraged to follow Syngenta on social media for more information about pests and pest control.