Syngenta to Build New R&D Center in Illinois

Chuck Zimmerman

Syngenta has announced plans to build a new R&D Innovation and Customer Experience Center in the heart of the US Corn Belt. The 90-acre site will be located in Malta, Ill., DeKalb County, about one hour west of Syngenta’s global and North America Seeds offices in Downers Grove. The site was selected for its location, soil type and accessibility, and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Seed, Syngenta

Syngenta Makes Leadership Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

*Updated with Hollinrake interview* Syngenta has announced new leadership appointments supporting the growth and investment in its North America and global Seeds business. David Hollinrake, currently regional director North America Seeds, is appointed head global Seeds Strategy and Portfolio. In his new role, David will lead long-term strategy development and planning for the global Seeds business to continue to deliver …

Agribusiness, Audio, Seed, Syngenta

AMVAC and Syngenta Team Up for Soybean Growers

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta Crop Protection and AMVAC, an American Vanguard® company have teamed up to promote the agronomic value of tank mixing Prefix® herbicide from Syngenta with FirstRate® herbicide from AMVAC for long-lasting and full-season weed control in soybeans. The combination of Prefix and FirstRate herbicides provides unmatched flexibility and performance across all soybean trait platforms, including LibertyLink® GT27™, Enlist® and Roundup …

AMVAC, Crop Protection, Soybean, Syngenta

Syngenta News from Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta had a couple of big announcements at the 2020 Commodity Classic, including a collaboration with Truterra (formerly Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN) to offer a “step-change in stewardship and conservation best practices for U.S. growers while helping them focus on maximizing acre-by-acre productivity and profitability.” This technology-based alliance will make use of data analytics from both the Truterra™ Insights Engine and …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Soybean, Sustainability, Syngenta

Syngenta Offers Choices for 2020 with NK Soybeans

Carrie Muehling

Syngenta is bolstering its already strong NK Soybean platform with different traits that will help farmers when it comes to fighting weed pressure in their fields. “Soybeans used to be easy. It used to be the easy button. But today, it’s a lot more complex,” said Jim Shertzer, Head of NK Marketing for Syngenta. “And what we’ve learned is with …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Soybean, Syngenta

Syngenta Excited About EU Approval of Agrisure Duracade®

Cindy Zimmerman

At the end of July, Syngenta received highly-anticipated import approval for the Agrisure Duracade® trait (event 5307) from the European Commission. The approval covers corn grain and its derived products for food and feed use within the countries of the European Union (EU). At the 2019 Farm Progress Show, Syngenta Seeds Head of Marketing Eric Boeck said farmers are excited …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Syngenta, Video

Syngenta Introduces Saltro for SDS

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta has received EPA registration for its newest seed treatment, Saltro® fungicide. Formulated to deliver superior protection against Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and nematodes without causing plant stress, Saltro will be available for the 2020 growing season. Saltro contains Adepidyn® fungicide, an extremely powerful SDHI mode of action, which outperforms older chemistries and provides higher potential yield. “For the first …

AgWired Precision, Fungicide, Soybean, Syngenta

New NK Seed Selection Tool From Syngenta

Chuck Zimmerman

Syngenta Seeds launched a new NK® seed selection tool at the Farm Progress Show that combines artificial intelligence, two decades of agronomic information and a simple user interface, to provide farmers with data-driven seed recommendations. The NK® Seed Analyzer allows retailers and farmers to proactively plan for weather volatility, soil variability and planting specifications by seeing actual results from numerous …

Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Sheep, Syngenta, Technology, Video

Syngenta Strengthens Digital Tools for Growers

Carrie Muehling

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