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Cimegra insecticide label expansion helps growers combat Colorado potato beetles

November 7, 2023  By Potatoes in Canada

BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions announced a label expansion for Cimegra® insecticide, which includes foliar use on potatoes for control of Colorado potato beetles. Cimegra delivers effective control against one of the most damaging and yield-inhibiting insects for potatoes.

“Cimegra is a unique product in our insecticide portfolio because it is currently the only Group 30 available on the market,” says Chris Vander Kant, corn, soybeans and horticultural crop manager, BASF Canada. “It’s important to us at BASF to provide growers with alternative options in their integrated pest management strategies as Colorado potato beetles start to develop resistance to other insecticide groups on the market.”

Cimegra works through both contact and ingestion, so it is a tool for growers looking for control of chewing pests. Powered by IRAC Group 30 mode of action, Cimegra provides knockdown and control of chewing pests.


The label expansion for foliar use on potatoes now allows growers to control the two toughest pests in potatoes – wireworms and Colorado potato beetles – with one product.

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