Voliam Xpress insecticide from Syngenta Crop Protection has been approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for use on head and leaf lettuce, fruiting vegetables, head and stem brassicas, and cucurbit vegetables.
Voliam Xpress utilizes two modes of action to protect crops from chewing and sucking insects as well as lepidopteran pests.
It contains chlorantraniliprole (CTPR), a new mode of action from the diamide family of insecticides and lambda-cyhalothrin, a third-generation pyrethroid insecticide.
The two active ingredients are combined to provide fast knockdown and long-lasting residual control of lepidopteran pests, as well as other pests like beetles, plant bugs, stink bugs and leafhoppers.
Upon application, some of the insecticide penetrates the leaf surface rapidly and moves via translaminar flow to create a reservoir inside the leaf, while the balance remains on the leaf surface to create a control barrier.