Syngenta announces 2 new active ingredients pending registration


June 25, 2024


Syngenta Professional Solutions, based in Greensboro, N.C., has two new active ingredients (AIs) pending registration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): isocycloseram, a broad-spectrum insecticide AI, which will be marketed as PLINAZOLIN technology, and cyclobutrifluram, a nematicide and fungicide AI to be marketed as TYMIRIUM technology.

PLINAZOLIN technology will control insects by contact and ingestion to quickly stop feeding. As the first mode of action for these professional markets in the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee’s IRAC Group 30, Syngenta’s news release notes, PLINAZOLIN technology will also be a “crucial resistance management tool.”

Upon registration from the EPA, PLINAZOLIN technology will be launched in the following Professional Solutions markets under these specific brand names:

  • Turf: Atexzo insecticide for control of annual bluegrass weevils, mole crickets, bermudagrass mites, billbugs, caterpillars and European crane flies
  • Ornamentals: Vykenda insecticide for control of thrips, mites, leafminers, flea beetles and more
  • Professional Pest Management: Vanecto cockroach gel bait for control of all major cockroach species, including German and American cockroaches

TYMIRIUM technology will be launched in the turf and ornamental markets as Trefinti nematicide/fungicide.

“Delivering chemistry at this level, with two new AIs — including one with an all-new mode of action — is a significant achievement,” Dr. Mark Coffelt, head of technical services for Syngenta Professional Solutions in the United States, remarked in the news release. “Syngenta is proud of our decades-long investment in research and development to deliver these cutting-edge technologies to our customers, and we’re excited to see the impact they will have.”

About Syngenta PPM

Based in Greensboro, N.C., the U.S. Syngenta Professional Pest Management division is part of Syngenta Group, a worldwide manufacturer headquartered in Switzerland. Among its many initiatives, Syngenta actively partners with conservation groups around the world to maintain natural environments and eradicate pests that threaten native species. As a developer of innovative pest control products, Syngenta works with conservationists to provide solutions to aid wildlife recovery efforts that help communities boost nature-based tourism and fuel economic growth.


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Heather Gooch

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