Southeastern Farmers and Syngenta Support Communities

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The 2020 Farmers of the Year in 10 Southeastern states were able to lend a helping hand to charities in their areas, thanks to an opportunity provided by Syngenta. Syngenta gave $5,000 in donations in $500 increments to the charity chosen by each farmer in the 2020 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program. “These farmers contribute to …

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Syngenta Chooses Site for NA Crop Protection

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta has chosen to redevelop its North American Crop Protection headquarters on the current campus location in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company intends to construct a more than 100,000 square-foot office building to connect with its existing laboratory facility on the north side of the 70-acre campus. Plans also include a complete renovation of the lab facilities. The new workspaces …

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Syngenta Press Conference at 2021 Commodity Classic

Chuck Zimmerman

It is early on day one of the 2021 Commodity Classic Special Edition. First up on the schedule have been press conferences. I sat in on the Syngenta press conference which featured the following speakers and was moderated by Paul Minehart, Head, Corporate Communications, North America at Syngenta. You can listen in to the conference below. Syngenta announced the new …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Seed, Syngenta

EPA Pesticide Program Update for Cotton

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2021 virtual Beltwide Cotton Consultants Conference Tuesday included an update from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs on crop protection products important to cotton growers. Michael Goodis, Acting Deputy Director, provided information on a number of pesticides, including dicamba. In this excerpt from his presentation, Goodis explains the process that went into determining the final registration …

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Evaluating 2020 to Prepare for 2021

Carrie Muehling

Longer residual control from products like Miravis and Trivapro will help growers fight disease in 2021. “We’re protecting that plant longer and that’s what’s adding that extra ROI and benefit because we have maximized that photosynthetic area to put into that ear to get that yield and that’s where that benefit is coming from,” said Dean Grossnickle, Syngenta Agronomic Service …

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Time to Consider 2021 Weed Management Strategy

Carrie Muehling

As growers look back on 2020, they saw another year where low commodity prices meant more bushels were the best path forward. Syngenta‘s Dane Bowers pointed to Acuron corn herbicide as a great weed resistance management tool. “Certainly, understanding the value that a herbicide product brings is really important. I think what I would like growers to think about is …

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NK Corn Portfolio Offers Strong Genetics, Traits

Carrie Muehling

A focus on yield, consistency, and leveraging technology is bringing the NK corn portfolio into 2021, according to Joe Bollman, NK Corn Product Manager for Syngenta. “We have depth in our portfolio,” said Bollman, who participated in the National Association of Farm Broadcasting virtual Trade Talk event. “What that goes to show is that we’ve been doing a good job …

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Syngenta Saltro® Fungicide has Strong First Year

Carrie Muehling

Growers who have dealt with Soybean Cyst Nematode or Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) know that both are perpetual challenges, potentially creating substantial issues when planting into that environment. Syngenta‘s Saltro fungicide proved to protect against these threats during the 2020 growing season, which was the first it was available commercially. “It protects the plant against SDS, it protects the plant …

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Syngenta Sets New Goals for Good Growth Plan

Carrie Muehling

After launching the original Good Growth Plan in 2013, Syngenta has met the initial goals and is looking further into the future of sustainability in agriculture. The company has four new commitments they will focus on through the year 2025, including accelerating innovation for farmers and nature. “It’s really around helping farmers deal with some of the extreme weather conditions …

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