Colombia OKs Syngenta’s Voliam Flexi
Colombia has granted registration to Syngenta for a combination insecticide including DuPont’s chlorantraniliprole. Voliam Flexi (chlorantraniliprole + thiamethoxam) is a suspension concentrate formulation for use on coffee. Syngenta sealed a deal in 2006 with DuPont granting it a global licence for use of chlorantraniliprole in combination products ( Agrow No 491, p 1). The combination was first registered in Indonesia in 2008 as Virtako, and Syngenta received US approval for Voliam Flexi in 2008 ( Agrow No 553, p 22). It has since been approved in Chile and Argentina for use on peaches, pears and apples against aphids and codling moths ( Cydia pomonella).