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For 20 years, CRUISER® seed treatment insecticide has been at the forefront of the industry. It gives growers broad-spectrum protection against early-season insects and a unique vigor effect that improves plant health and contributes to higher yields.  

The success of CRUISER® is its best-in-class insect control, which is enhanced by the Thiamethoxam Vigor Effect. Around the globe, CRUISER® has demonstrated the ability to protect seeds and plants from a broad spectrum of sucking, chewing and soil pests, while providing a positive impact to plant health in more than 20 crops. The active ingredient, thiamethoxam, protects plants against pests during the plants' most vulnerable period – the first 30 to 40 days of growth. The active ingredient also gives plants the ability to overcome both biological and physiological stresses, which has been demonstrated even during challenging environmental conditions.

Additional benefits that deliver healthier plants
Apart from blocking pest attacks at an early stage, CRUISER® maximizes yield potential by enabling plant vigor. Plants treated with CRUISER® grow more vigorously even under sub-optimal conditions. The result is that crops have thicker and stronger stems, and enhanced root systems. This Thiamethoxam Vigor Effect helps counter possible negative field conditions that expose plants to various stress factors, such as drought and floods, which reduce the plant’s ability to reach its genetic yield potential.

Additional brands CRUISER® 5FS, CRUISER® 350FS, CRUISER® 600FS, CRUISER® Force, CRUISERMAXX®, CRUISER® OSR, CRUISER® Advanced, CRUISER® Plus, CELEST® Top, CELEST® Maxx, HelixXtra®
Active ingredient Thiamethoxam, belongs to a subclass of neonicotinoid chemistry
Mode of action CRUISER® stops pests feeding within hours of ingestion and preventing subsequent crop damage. The fast uptake and distribution of CRUISER® provides comprehensive plant protection
Targets CRUISER® provides broad-spectrum control of a wide range of early-season sucking and chewing, leaf-feeding and soil-dwelling insect pests, including aphids, leafhoppers, beetles, thrips, whiteflies, soil grubs and wireworms. Its high level of systemicity offers long-lasting protection while providing consistent performance
Main crops CRUISER® is registered on a broad range of crops, such as corn (maize), sunflowers, cotton, cereals, peas, soybeans and sugarbeets
Geography CRUISER® products are approved for use in most countries around the world
Date of first launch 1997
Advantages and main benefits Long-lasting control of a broad spectrum of insects. Reliable performance under a wide-range of growing conditions. Strong crop vigor and density to maximize crop potential. Fully compatible with genetically enhanced plants. Commercially applied by the seed company to conveniently replace older chemistry and soil and foliar insecticide applications. Supported by registration in several countries worldwide to help ensure free movement of treated seed within the global seed market. High-quality formulations with low use rates for easy-to-handle application

Cruiser Maxx Vibrance

CRUISERMaxx® VIBRANCE®

Offers best in class insect protection and delivers systemic root protection against certain seedborne, soilborne and foliar disease

Cruiser Maxx Vibrance Cereals

CRUISERMaxx® VIBRANCE Cereals

Helps cereal crops establish stronger, more vigorous roots


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Important: Use seed treatment products safely. Always read the label and product information before use. Referenced products are registered for use in certain countries and national label instructions have to be read and followed; please check with your local regulatory authority for further information.