FORCE® 20CS provides strong early season protection against all species of wireworms, optimizing crop establishment. FORCE® delivers excellent seed safety and high flexibility to combine with other seed treatments.
|Additional brands||FORCE® 20CS, FORCE® Zea, AUSTRAL® Plus, CRUISER® Force|
|Active ingredient||Tefluthrin is a synthetic pyrethroid; its chemical structure resembles the naturally occurring insecticide pyrethrin. It was designed to be effective against soil pests|
|Mode of action||FORCE® (Tefluthrin) belongs to the the chemical class Pyrethroids. Tefluthrin is highly active against a wide range of soil insects and its unique vapour action permeates the soil before beeing exposed to the insect, disrupting nerve conductance and causing cessation of feeding and death. Strong repellence gives additional protection to young plants.|
|Targets||Soil dwelling insect/arthropod pests such as corn rootworm (larvae only), wireworm, white grubs, seedcorn maggots, some cutworms (during the infestation phase, when they attack seedlings very close to the ground), springtails, Symphylids (centipedes), millipedes, pygmy beetle|
|Main crops||Corn, wheat, barley, triticale, oats, rye, sorghum, sunflower, sugarbeet (and fodder beet), vegetables (such as chicory, beans, peas, peppers), potato, grasses and lupine|
|Geography||Registered in most EAME countries across wide range of crops; sugarbeet registration in the US; and mainly vegetables in Australia, Japan, and S. Korea|
|Date of first launch||1993|
|Advantages and main benefits||The active ingredient of FORCE® 20CS seed treatment, tefluthrin, expresses a strong vapor pressure (unique level of vapor amongst all SPs) in the soil. Therefore, it spreads in the soil and penetrates the insect’s cuticle, causing a fast feeding stop and death. In addition, tefluthrin has a strong repellence effect, giving additional protection to seedlings and even helping repel birds. In combination with systemic insecticides such as CRUISER®, tefluthrin is a comprehensive offer for both underground and above ground feeders|
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