Syngenta Group Reports Strong Second Quarter Growth

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta Group reports strong financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2022, with the quarter up by 24 percent to $9.2 billion, increasing $1.8 billion compared to year ago. All business units achieved double-digit sales growth in the quarter and the first half of 2022, benefiting from strong demand for the Group’s products and services that help …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Crop Protection, Seed, Soybean, Syngenta

ZimmCast 697 – Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Getting close to episode 700! I’m sharing two of the interviews I conducted during the Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase last week. We had multiple in-field demonstration plots and presenters. I was most interested in one about small stature corn which you’ll hear is the core of Bayer’s Smart Corn strategy. Then on …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Corn, cover crops, Crop Protection, Crop Science, Soybean, Sustainability, Technology, ZimmCast

Syngenta Introduces CruiserMaxx APX Soybean Seed

Carrie Muehling

Syngenta recently launched CruiserMaxx APX, a new brand combining components of CruiserMaxx Vibrance seed treatment with picarbutrazox, a novel mode of action. “With CruiserMaxx APX, best-in-class soybean seed treatment protection is now even better,” said Katie Jaeger, Syngenta Seedcare product lead, at last week’s Commodity Classic. “CruiserMaxx APX combines the proven Vigor Effect and RootingPower that CruiserMaxx Vibrance is known …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, Syngenta

SIMPAS-applied Solutions Adds First Liquid Formulation

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC® announces its iNvigorate® Biological is the first liquid product available for application using the SIMPAS® system on corn and soybeans. iNvigorate – developed by Agrinos®, now an American Vanguard® Company – is part of AMVAC’s expanding line of biological and Green Solutions products. iNvigorate creates a highly productive microbial community when applied to the soil, assisting in nutrient uptake, …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Corn, Crop Protection, Precision Agriculture, Soybean

AMVAC and Verdesian Life Sciences Expand Relationship

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC® and Verdesian® Life Sciences are expanding their relationship to include MicroSync® IronClad IDC micronutrient along with MicroSync® ZINC micronutrient among crop inputs available through the SIMPAS® system. MicroSync® ZINC supplied by Verdesian was made available for the 2021 planting season through SIMPAS-applied Solutions™ (SaS™), which are products prescriptively applied with patented SmartCartridge® container technology to address unique agronomic needs. …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Crop Protection, Insecticides, Precision Agriculture, Verdesian

Bayer Says LA Glyphosate Plant Back in Production

Cindy Zimmerman

The Bayer glyphosate plant in Luling, Louisiana is back on line after being down for five weeks following Hurricane Ida. Bayer Crop Science Division President Liam Condon provided an update during an investor call this week. “It was actually in the eye of the storm of Hurricane Ida and it is standard practice that when you have a hurricane of …

Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection

EPA Still Evaluating Dicamba Products

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency continues to evaluate dicamba products, according to Administrator Michael Regan. At the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) annual meeting this week, Regan said they are still receiving and analyzing new incident information and are taking steps to better understand the nature and severity of any reports since the Trump administration approved the use …

Audio, Crop Protection, EPA

Summit Agro USA and Seipasa Announce Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman

Two leading players in the biologicals crop protection space have announced an exclusive distributorship arrangement. The agreement means Summit Agro USA will now have the sole rights to products from Seipasa S.A. for sale in the United States. “This partnership between the two companies is based on Seipasa recognizing the strength of Summit Agro and its commitment to providing our …

AgWired Precision, Biologicals, Crop Protection, Precision Agriculture

EPA Announces Sustainable Pest Control Initiative

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler was in Mississippi on Monday where he announced a $2 million dollar initiative that encourages smart and sustainable pest control in agriculture. The initiative, which is an extension of EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP), expects to award grantees up to $200,000 to implement sustainable pest management practices that align with the …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, EPA, pesticides

Syngenta Offers Advice for CRW Pressure

Cindy Zimmerman

Weakened roots due to corn rootworm (CRW) pressure helped to result in more downed corn in several Midwestern states this year from windstorms and the infamous derecho. Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota were among the states most affected this year, according to Syngenta. Other areas seeing heavier than normal CRW pressure this year included key rootworm geographies of northern …

Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, Insecticides, NAFB, Syngenta