SOYBEAN (INCLUDING SOYBEAN VEGETABLE) – NOT FOR USE IN CALIFORNIA

General Information

PRODUCT INFORMATION
Cyantraniliprole is a broad-spectrum insecticide belonging to the chemical class of diamides. Cyantraniliprole products are effective on the larval stages of lepidopteran insects; and some other insect pests including some coleopterans and dipterans. The length of control of the major insect pests will vary depending on the product use rate, insect pressure, crop growth and maturity, and soil and environmental conditions. When rate ranges are given, use the higher rate within the listed rate range when insect pressure is expected to be high.

Resistance Management
Fortenza contains cyantraniliprole, a Group 28 insecticide. Cyantraniliprole is a systemic insecticide belonging to the diamide class of chemistry. Diamides cause muscle contraction and paralysis in insects by activating muscle ryanodine receptors.
Insect populations may contain individuals naturally resistant to Group 28 insecticides and if used repeatedly in the same fields, then resistant members may eventually dominate the population. Because resistance development cannot be predicted, use sound resistance management strategies established for the crop and use area.
Base seed treatment on an integrated pest management program that includes field sanitation, historical information related to pesticide use, careful selection of pest-tolerant crop varieties, scouting, and management practices which optimize populations of natural enemies of insect pests such as within-field refugia (untreated areas). Sound management programs also consider cultural and biological control practices.
In order to maintain susceptibility to this class of chemistry:
- Use products at their full, specified doses.
- Use appropriate, well-maintained equipment. Use specified water volumes and apply at optimal temperatures in order to obtain optimal treatment.
- When rate ranges are given, use the higher rate within the listed rate range when insect pressure is expected to be high.
- Avoid using a single active ingredient or mode of action (same insecticide group) exclusively for season long control of insect species with more than one generation per crop season.
- For insect species with successive or overlapping generations, use a treatment window approach. A treatment window is a period of time defined by the stage of crop development and the biology of the pests of concern. Within the treatment window, depending on the length of residual activity, single or consecutive applications may be made using seed, in-furrow, or foliar treatments unless otherwise excluded by product labels. Do not exceed the maximum amount of this insecticide’s mode of action allowed per growing season.
- Following a treatment window of this insecticide’s mode of action, rotate to a treatment window of effective products with a different mode of action before making additional applications of this insecticide.

If resistance to this product develops in your area, this product or other products with a similar mode of action may not provide adequate control. If poor performance cannot be attributed to improper application or weather conditions, a resistant strain of insect may be present. If you experience difficulty with control and resistance is a reasonable cause, immediately consult your local company representative or agricultural advisor for the best alternative method of control for the crop and use area.

Syngenta encourages responsible product stewardship to ensure effective long term control of the insect pests on this label.

For additional information on Insect Resistance Management:
- Contact Syngenta representatives at 1-800-334-9481.
- Contact your local Cooperative Extension Service specialist, pest control advisor, or certifi ed crop advisor.
- Visit the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) on the web at: http://www.irac-online.org.

MIXING PROCEDURES
Important: Thoroughly recirculate or agitate the container of Fortenza prior to use.
Apply Fortenza as a water-based slurry utilizing standard slurry seed treatment equipment which provides uniform seed coverage. Uneven or incomplete seed coverage may not give the desired level of insect or disease control.
Thoroughly mix the specified amount of Fortenza into the required amount of water for the slurry treater and dilution rate to be used. (See Fortenza in Tank Mixtures.) Consult the manufacturer of the application equipment you plan to use for suitability for this application and for instructions on operation and calibration of the equipment.
- Use an EPA-approved dye or colorant that imparts an unnatural color to the seed as stated in 40 CFR 153.155 (c).
- Allow seed to dry before bagging.
- Store away from feed and foodstuffs.
Fortenza has been found to be compatible with some liquid inoculant products. Fortenza may be mixed or applied sequentially with approved liquid inoculants. Consult the maker of the liquid inoculants and a Syngenta Crop Protection representative for directions before applying Fortenza with inoculants.

Apply Fortenza at commercial seed treatment facilities only using operating standard, calibrated seed treatment equipment. Not for use in hopper box, planter box, slurry box, or other farmer-applied applications.

SEED BAG LABEL REQUIREMENTS
The Federal Seed Act requires that bags containing treated seeds shall be labeled with the following statements:
- This seed has been treated with Fortenza (cyantraniliprole) insecticide seed treatment.
- Do not use treated seed for food, feed or oil purposes.
In addition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires the following statements on bags containing seeds treated with Fortenza (cyantraniliprole):
- Store treated seed away from food and feedstuffs.
- Do not allow children, pets, or livestock to have access to treated seed.
- Wear long-sleeved shirt, long pants and chemical-resistant gloves when handling treated seed.
- Use of Fortenza as a seed treatment must be communicated to all personnel involved in seasonal insect control recommendations.
- This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues on blooming crop or weeds.
Ensure that the planting equipment is functioning properly in accordance with manufacturer specifications to minimize seed coat abrasion during planting to reduce dust which can drift to blooming crops and weeds.
- Corn seeds are planted at a minimum soil depth of 11/2 inches.
- Rapeseed crop subgroup 20A seeds are planted at a minimum soil depth of 1/4 inch.
- Rice (dry-seeded) is planted at a minimum soil depth of 1/2 inch.
- Soybean is planted at a minimum soil depth of 1 inch.
- Sunflower crop subgroup 20B seeds are planted at a minimum soil depth of 1 inch.
- Cottonseed crop subgroup 20C seeds are planted at a minimum soil depth of 1/2 inch.
- Treated seeds exposed on soil surface may be hazardous to wildlife. Cover or collect seeds spilled during loading.
- Dispose of all excess treated seed by burying seed away from bodies of water. Leftover treated seed may be double sown around the headland or buried away from water sources in accordance with local requirements. Do not contaminate bodies of water when disposing of excess treated seed or washwaters of planting equipment.
- Excess treated seed may be used for ethanol production only if (a) ethanol production by-products are not used for livestock feed and (2) no measurable residues of pesticides remain in the ethanol by-products that are used in agronomic practice.
- Dispose of seed packaging in accordance with local requirements.
- For all crops: Do not apply a total of more than 0.4 lb ai per acre of cyantraniliprole-containing products per calendar year; this is the total cyantraniliprole applied by seed treatment, soil application and foliar application.
- For corn: This seed has been treated with a maximum of 0.5 mg cyantraniliprole per seed. Calculate actual amount of cyantraniliprole applied per acre based on seeds planted per acre.
- For rapeseed crop subgroup 20A based on fl ax seed: This seed has been treated with a maximum of 0.05 mg active cyantraniliprole per seed. Calculate actual amount of cyantraniliprole applied per acre based on seeds planted per acre.
- For rice (dry-seeded): This seed has been treated with a maximum of 0.03 mg cyantraniliprole per seed. Calculate actual amount of cyantraniliprole applied per acre based on seeds planted per acre.
- For soybean: This seed has been treated with a maximum of 0.076 mg cyantraniliprole per seed. Calculate actual amount of cyantraniliprole applied per acre based on seeds planted per acre.
- For sunflower crop subgroup 20B: This seed has been treated with a maximum of 0.2 mg active cyantraniliprole per seed. Calculate actual amount of cyantraniliprole applied per acre based on seeds planted per acre.
- For cottonseed crop subgroup 20C: This seed has been treated with a maximum of 0.4 mg active cyantraniliprole per seed. Calculate actual amount of cyantraniliprole applied per acre based on seeds planted per acre. Do not apply more than 0.17 lb active cyantraniliprole per acre as a seed treatment application.
- Including the Fortenza seed treatment, make no more than two applications of cyantraniliprole or other Group 28 products per generation to the same insect species on a crop or within a 30-day period (count planting date as day 1 if using treated seed). Application(s) to the next generation of target pest(s) must be with an effective product with a different mode of action (non-Group 28 insecticide).

Crop Rotation
- There is no plant back restriction for conversion of a treated field or for making a new or replacement planting into established orchards or fields of Bushberries (Crop Subgroup 13-07B); Citrus (Crop Group 10-10); Pome Fruits (Crop Group 11-10); Stone Fruits (Crop Group 12); Low Growing Berries (Crop Subgroup 13-07G); or Tree Nuts (Crop Group 14-12).
- Crops on this label and the following crops or crop groups may be planted immediately following the last application of Fortenza: Brassica Leafy Vegetables (Crop Group 5); Bulb Vegetables (Crop Group 3- 07); Corn (Field, Pop, Seed and Sweet); Cotton; Cucurbit Vegetables (Crop Group 9); Fruiting Vegetables (Crop Group 8-10); Leafy Vegetables (except brassicas) (Crop Group 4); Leaves of Root and Tuber Vegetables (Crop Group 2); Legume Vegetables (Crop Groups 6 and 7); Low Growing Berries (Crop Subgroup13-07H); Oilseeds (Crop Group 20); Peanuts; Root and Tuber Vegetables (Crop Subgroups 1B and 1C); Tobacco.
- The following crops or crop groups may be planted 30 days following the last application of Fortenza: Cereal Grains (Crop Group 15); Forage, Fodder and Straw of Cereal Grains (Crop Group 16); Grass Forage, Fodder and Hay (Crop Group 17); Nongrass Animal Feeds (forage, fodder, straw and hay) (Crop Group 18); Sugar beets.
- All other crops cannot be planted until 12 months after the last application of cyantraniliprole.

FOR CORN (FIELD, POP, SEED AND SWEET), OILSEED CROPS (RAPESEED CROP SUBGROUP 20A, SUNFLOWER CROP SUBGROUP 20B AND COTTONSEED CROP SUBGROUP 20C), RICE (DRY-SEEDED) AND SOYBEAN
Treatment of corn, rapeseed crop subgroup 20A, sunflower crop subgroup 20B, cottonseed crop subgroup 20C, rice (dry-seeded) and soybean seeds can be done only by Syngenta-approved commercial seed treatment facilities.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

SOYBEAN (INCLUDING SOYBEAN VEGETABLE) – NOT FOR USE IN CALIFORNIA

To provide early-season protection against damage caused by bean leaf beetle, thrips, grubs and wireworms on soybeans.

Fortenza at labeled rates provides protection against the damage caused by bean leaf beetle, thrips, grubs and wireworms during early-season growth and development of soybeans. Full-season protection or complete reduction of damage from the use of Fortenza is not expected against the listed insects. Apply Fortenza at a rate of 0.038 - 0.076 milligrams active cyantraniliprole per seed (each milliliter of Fortenza contains 0.6 grams of cyantraniliprole).

Do not apply more than 0.4 lb ai of cyantraniliprole-containing products per acre per calendar year including all types of applications (seed treatment, soil, foliar).

It is recommended to apply Fortenza with compatible and registered seed treatment fungicides such as Apron XL, Dynasty, Maxim 4FS, Mertect 340-F and Vibrance which are proven to provide protection from seed and seedling diseases and Cruiser 5FS for additional early season insect pest protection or a combination fungicide/insecticide product such as CruiserMaxx Vibrance for early-season disease and insect protection or Clariva Elite Beans or Avicta Complete Beans 500 for early-season disease, insect and nematode protection.

Follow planter manufacturer instruction for use of talc or other hopper box additives at planting.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours
Exception: If the seed is treated with the product and the treated seed is soil-injected or soil-incorporated, the Worker Protection Standard, under certain circumstances, allows workers to enter the treated area if there will be no contact with anything that has been treated.