Syngenta has recently confirmed the presence of resistance to thiamethoxam in populations of tobacco thrips collected from the Mid-South.
Thiamethoxam is the active ingredient used for thrips control on cottonseed treated with Cruiser, Cruiser Avicta, and Acceleron N.
It is also the active ingredient used as Cruiser in soybeans and corn.
This discovery comes as no surprise in Tennessee as thrips control failures on Cruiser treated cottonseed have become more and more common during the past few years.
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