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For more than a decade, CRUISER® seed treatment insecticide has been at the forefront of the industry. It gives growers broad-spectrum protection against early season insects and a unique patented vigor effect that improves plant health and contributes to higher yields.

The success of CRUISER® is its best-in-class insect control, which is enhanced by the Thiamethoxam Vigor effect. Around the globe CRUISER has demonstrated the ability to protect seeds and plants from a broad spectrum of sucking, chewing and soil pests, while providing a positive impact to plant health in more than 20 crops. The active ingredient, thiamethoxam, protects plants against pests during their most vulnerable period – the first 30 to 40 days of growth. The active ingredient also gives plants the ability to overcome both biological and physiological stresses, which has been demonstrated even during challenging environmental conditions.

Additional benefits that deliver healthy plants

Apart from blocking pest attacks at an early stage, CRUISER maximizes yield potential by enabling plant vigor. Plants treated with CRUISER grow more vigorosly even under sub-optimal conditions. The result is that crops have thicker and stronger stems, and enhanced root systems. This Thiamethoxam Vigor effect helps counter possible negative field conditions that expose plants to various abiotic stress factors, such as drought and floods, which reduce the plant's ability to reach its genetic yield potential.

Additional brands CRUISER® 5FS, CRUISER® 350FS, CRUISER® 600FS, CRUISER® Force, CRUISER Maxx®, CRUISER® OSR, CRUISER® Advanced, CRUISER® Plus, CRUISER Extreme® 250, 500 and 1250, HelixXtra®
Active Ingredient Thiamethoxam, belongs to a subclass of neonicotinoid chemistry.
Mode of action CRUISER stops pests feeding within hours of ingestion, resulting in mortality and preventing subsequent crop damage. The fast uptake and distribution of CRUISER provides full plant protection.
Targets CRUISER provides broad-spectrum control of a wide range of early-season sucking & chewing, leaf feeding and soil dwelling insect pests including aphids, leafhoppers, beetles, thrips, whiteflies, soil grubs and wireworms. It's high level of systemicity offers long lasting protection, while providing consistent performance.
Main crops CRUISER is registered in a broad range of crops such as corn (maize), sunflowers, cotton, cereals, peas, soybean and sugar beet.
Geography The CRUISER product family is approved for use in most countries around the world.
Date of first launch 1997
Advantages and main customer benefits
  • Long-lasting control of a broad spectrum of insects.
  • Reliable performance under a wide-range of growing conditions.
  • Strong crop vigor and density to maximize crop potential.
  • Fully compatible with genetically enhanced plants.
  • Commercially applied by the seed company to conveniently replace older chemistry and soil and foliar insecticide applications.
  • Supported by worldwide registrations to ensure free movement of treated seed within the global seed market.
  • High-quality formulations with low use rates for easy-to-handle application

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Important: Use seed treatment products safely. Always read the label and product information before use. Referenced products are registered for use in certain countries and national label instructions have to be read and followed; please check with your local regulatory authority for further information.

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