Syngenta Strengthens Digital Tools for Growers

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Syngenta is focused on building practical tools for growers and advisors when it comes to technology and data, according to Marcos Castro, business development manager for digital agriculture. Castro shared a number of those tools with those attending the 2019 Ag Media Summit in Minneapolis, including a partnership with Sony on the company’s Smart Agriculture platform, the Seed Selector tool, …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Syngenta, Technology

Plant Biotech Pioneer Retires from Syngenta

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta recently celebrated the remarkable career of Mary-Dell Chilton during a recognition event on her retirement at age 79 after a 35-year career with the company. Chilton is widely recognized as a founder of modern plant biotechnology, after she and her research teams demonstrated that Agrobacterium is an effective vehicle for DNA transfer and produced the first transgenic plant. Her …

Biotech, GMO, Syngenta, Video

Syngenta Seeds Increases Investment in NK Brand

Chuck Zimmerman

New members to the #GoldenMic Club include David Hollinrake, President of Syngenta Seeds and Quinn Showalter, Head, NK US Sales at Syngenta Seeds. I met with them during the Farm Progress Show to learn more about their announcement of increasing investment into the NK brand. Growers who purchase corn and soybean seeds from retailers will have even more choice and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Seed, Syngenta

AgriEdge Excelsior Farm Management From Syngenta

Jamie Johansen

Syngenta has brought their farmer-customers a farm management program through AgriEdge Excelsior. AgriEdge Excelsior delivers software, on-farm service and innovative products. We met up with Stacey Shaw, AgriEdge Specialist, Syngenta, during the 2017 Ag Media Summit in Utah to hear more about the programs focus on technology, service and risk management. “The big picture of the AgriEdge Excelsior program is …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, software, Syngenta

Syngenta Receives China Approval for Agrisure Duracade®

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta has received notification of import approval from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture for its Agrisure Duracade® trait, which covers corn grain and processing co-products, including dried distillers grains (DDGs), for food and feed use. “Obtaining this regulatory approval opens up new opportunities within our portfolio,” said David Hollinrake, president of Syngenta Seeds, LLC. “Moving forward, growers can expect expanded …

AgWired Precision, Corn, Syngenta

Syngenta Promotes American Ethanol at NASCAR Race

Cindy Zimmerman

The NASCAR Xfinity American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen was held Saturday at the Iowa Speedway to help promote ethanol in one of the top producing states. The race marked the fifth year of partnership between Syngenta and Growth Energy to demonstrate the value of E15, which has been powering NASCAR for 10 million miles of competitive racing since …

AgWired Energy, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

Syngenta Will Appeal Verdict

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta intends to appeal a verdict reached by a Kansas jury last week to award $218 million in compensatory damages to more than 7,000 Kansas corn growers who claim the company caused them economic harm by introducing Agrisure corn before China approved it for import. Syngenta released a statement after the verdict saying they are disappointed “because it will only …

Biotech, Corn, Exports, Syngenta

Hollinrake Named President for Syngenta Seeds

Cindy Zimmerman

The next time David Hollinrake is interviewed with the Golden ZimmComm Microphone he will be working for a different company, as he has just been named President for Syngenta Seeds, LLC and Syngenta North America Region Director. In this role, David will strengthen Syngenta’s North American seeds business by driving improvements already underway to ensure maximum focus on customers with …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Syngenta

Syngenta Shareholders Accept ChemChina Offer

Jamie Johansen

China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) announced the provisional interim results for ChemChina’s offer to acquire Syngenta. At the end of the Main Offer Period on May 4, based on preliminary numbers, around 80.7% of shares have been tendered. Subject to confirmation in the definitive notice of interim results scheduled for May 10, the Minimum Acceptance Rate condition of 67 percent …

Agribusiness, Syngenta

Syngenta Moving Forward with ChemChina Deal

Kelly Marshall

China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) and Syngenta are announcing they have received clearance from the Committee of Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) to proceed with their proposed transaction. The closing of the transaction will also be reviewed by numerous global regulators and other customary closing conditions.  Both Syngenta and ChemChina are working with the regulatory agencies to keep discussions constructive. …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Syngenta