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Syngenta keen to boost US tolerances for thiamethoxam

Syngenta has asked the US EPA to dramatically increase tolerances for the neonicotinoid insecticide, thiamethoxam, on alfalfa, wheat, maize and barley. The company is making the request because it wants the pesticide to be used as a foliar spray. Thiamethoxam is approved for use only as a seed treatment on these particular crops. It is seeking approval for foliar use because mid- to late-season insect pests are not controlled by seed treatment


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