Set Sail on a Voyage of Better Seed

Cindy Zimmerman

With the theme “Voyage of Better Seed,” the 2017 American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Annual Convention June 21-24 in Minneapolis will focus on science and policy issues related to the development and free movement of quality seed worldwide. ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne says a number of special sessions and tours are planned for the week, including an Opening …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, Seed, 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

Syngenta Talks Product Launches at #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

Syngenta will launch 16 new crop protection products in 2016, with multiple launches expected over the next five years, and Scott Culley, Research and Development Scientist for Syngenta, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss several of the company’s major new innovations. Culley explained that the new products are due in large part to the three …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Company Announcement, Crop Protection, Syngenta

.@Syngenta Committed to Growers

Joanna Schroeder

During ethanol race weekend last week Chuck Zimmerman sat down with Chris Tingle, head of marketing for Enogen with Syngenta, to learn more about their partnership with Growth Energy and the Iowa Speedway along with their commitment to growers with products such as Enogen. Tingle said its great to be a partner with Growth Energy and the Iowa Speedway to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

Syngenta Honors Women in Ag with RFD-TV Series

Kelly Marshall

The world “farmer” generally conjures up the image of a man, but Syngenta is helping to change our perceptions with a new television series on RFD-TV.  Airing this fall, “FarmHer” will showcase the women in agriculture and the impact they have on the industry everyday. “Syngenta recognizes how valuable women are in agriculture all across America,” said Dan Burdett, head …

Agribusiness, Syngenta, Women

#Enogen Growers Help Increase #Ethanol Production

Joanna Schroeder

Farmers growing the Enogen technology for ethanol production are not only benefiting the environment, but the ethanol production industry as well. The Enogen enzyme trait enables more ethanol output from each kernel of corn. The race media learned about about the role of Enogen in ethanol production and the benefits of using E15 in race cars this weekend during the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

It’s #Enogen4Energy at Iowa Speedway

Chuck Zimmerman

Iowa Speedway was the place for corn growers this weekend as Enogen presented the American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR XFINITY race. Kicking things off was a press conference with representatives from Syngenta, American Ethanol, Growth Energy and Quad County Corn Processors. Syngenta and Growth Energy are working together for the fourth consecutive year with Iowa Speedway to demonstrate the value …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR, Syngenta, Video

Miloud Araba talks Ethanol at #CUTC16

Kelly Marshall

Miloud Araba is the head of technical services for the Enogen group at Syngenta. This week he spoke at the Corn Utilization Technology Conference, talking about the enzyme technology that creates corn grown for ethanol. Araba says that Enogen is working with its longtime partner, Quad County Corn Processors to introduce Cellerate, a new process technology designed to enable dry grind …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Syngenta

EPA Atrazine Assessment Criticized

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a draft ecological risk assessment on the pesticide atrazine which is being criticized by the makers and users of the important crop protection chemical. In issuing the report, EPA opened the docket for a 60-day public comment period within one week and stated that a Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) on atrazine will be …

Corn, Crop Protection, Herbicide, NCGA, Syngenta

Syngenta Appoints President and CEO

Kelly Marshall

J. Erik Fyrwald has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Syngenta. Fyrwald is the current President and CEO of Univar.  He will succeed John Ramsay, who has been acting as interim CEO since November of 2015. “After a rigorous search, the Board concluded that Erik’s leadership and considerable experience in both agriculture and chemicals, along with his strong track record of …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Syngenta