How does the insecticide clothianidin work as a seed treatment in canola?

Clothianidin is a neonicotinoid insecticide that provides base protection against flea beetles in canola. Feeding damage is expected when managing flea beetles with clothianidin as the pest must ingest the treated plant in order to be controlled. Adverse environmental conditions, such as cool and wet weather, can slow the uptake of the insecticide and impact the level of flea beetle control. Under low to moderate flea beetle pressure and good growing conditions, clothianidin will help protect canola through critical early stages.