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

Dicamba Decision Leaves Farmers in Limbo

Cindy Zimmerman

This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling that vacates current U.S. registrations of certain low-volatility dicamba products, such as Bayer’s XtendiMax and BASF’s Engenia, halting sales immediately. The court ruled EPA violated federal regulations when it extended approval of registration for the herbicide for another two years in October 2018. Bayer and BASF …

AgWired Precision, ARA, BASF, Bayer, EPA, Herbicide, Precision Agriculture, 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

Miravis Family Offers Long Residual Control

Carrie Muehling

The Miravis brand from Syngenta is one that is making an impact on growers in the southeastern region of the United States. Syngenta Agronomy Service Representative Wilson Faircloth was at the 2020 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference, where he shared information about three different Miravis products. “2019 had a lot of challenges,” said Faircloth. “For those of us …

Audio, Produce, Syngenta, Vegetables

Research Shows Enogen Increases Feed Efficiency

Carrie Muehling

New research presented by Penn State University is proving the case for Enogen® Feed, showing up to a 4 percent increase in ECM feed efficiency and no negative effect on rumen fermentation. The unique Syngenta hybrids, available from NK Seeds retailers, feature an in-seed technology that converts starch to usable sugars more quickly than other corn. The research, results of …

Animal Agriculture, Audio, Syngenta

NK Seeds Helping Farmers End Tough Year on Positive Note

Chuck Zimmerman

A tough season for corn and soybean growers like we’ve had in 2019 presents challenges to growers and an opportunity for companies like Syngenta and their NK Seeds brand, to showcase varieties and traits that help them overcome those challenges. NK Seeds says their investment in seed has helped farmers end the season on a positive note. To learn more …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Soybean, Syngenta

Enogen Feed Energizing Livestock Rations

Carrie Muehling

Beef and dairy producers are finding they can increase efficiency by feeding Enogen corn hybrids, which Syngenta originally developed for the ethanol industry. Enogen hybrids change the corn starch into sugar more quickly and efficiently, and research has shown that it is a similar process that takes place in ruminant animals. Streamlining that process helps the animals to convert that …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Beef, Dairy, Farm Progress Show, Syngenta, Video

Golden Harvest Announces 2020 Lineup

Carrie Muehling

With full approval of its Agrisure Duracade trait, Syngenta continues to expand the number of choices available to its farmer customers. That’s going to be important for the 2020 growing season, according to Dave Young, head of marketing for the Golden Harvest brand. “It’s going to be an awful tough economic environment. We all know that and understand it in …

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