AgGateway Changes Chairs

Cindy Zimmerman

AgGateway leadership changed hands at the organization’s annual meeting in Clearwater Beach, Florida this week, as Feroz Sheikh of Syngenta became the new chairman, succeeding Doug Farrington, formally with BASF and now with ADAR Technologies. Sheikh, who is Syngenta’s Chief Information and Digital Officer, says the need for data standards in the agriculture industry is critical. “AgGateway, with its large …

AgGateway, Agribusiness, Audio, data, Syngenta

ZimmCast 701 – A View from the Top with Syngenta Crop Protection

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m going to share some interviews with Syngenta leadership from the company’s crop protection media summit. So, let’s learn what’s new with Syngenta Crop Protection. First I’ll share my conversation with Vern Hawkins, President, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, followed by Jeff Cecil, Head of North America Crop Protection Marketing. Vern will …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, Media, Syngenta, ZimmCast

Syngenta Hopeful Science Will Prevail in Atrazine Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The public comment period for proposed EPA revisions to rules and regulations regarding the use of atrazine ended October 7 but it will still be some time yet before a final decision is made that could ultimately impact 65 million acres of corn, sorghum, and sugarcane nationwide. “It’s going to have a significant impact on how we use atrazine going …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, EPA, Herbicide, Syngenta, Uncategorized

Syngenta’s Thatcher Provides Policy Perspective

Cindy Zimmerman

Mary Kay Thatcher has been in policy “since the first Bush administration” when she left Iowa for Washington DC after college, so when she talks about policy, people in agriculture listen. After 30 years with the American Farm Bureau Federation and now Sr. Manager, Federal Government & Industry Relations at Syngenta for almost five years, most everyone knows Mary Kay …

Audio, EPA, Farm Bill, Farm Policy, Syngenta

Syngenta Seeds Research Shows Benefits of Enogen Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta Seeds has unveiled new research on the benefits of using Enogen® corn for livestock feed in dairy operations. The research found that when comparing Enogen corn to traditional feed products, a U.S. dairy farm operation could potentially yield a financial savings of $132 to $208 per milking cow. The financial value assessment, conducted in partnership with model developers at …

Audio, Corn, Feed, Livestock, Syngenta

Syngenta’s DuracadeViptera Is Most Comprehensive Solution for Pest Control

Chuck Zimmerman

Syngenta Corn Traits has simplified its corn trait product names and is now using trait brand names already known and trusted in the marketplace. Syngenta’s DuracadeVipteraTM is the industry’s most comprehensive solution for pest control, simplicity and choice–controlling 16 yield damaging above- and below-ground pests, more than any other competitive trait stack on the market. “DuracadeViptera is our lead stack …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Seed, Syngenta, Video

Syngenta Seeds Investment Announced 5 Years Ago Pays Off

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2022 Farm Progress Show saw a long-term investment paying off for Syngenta as the company continued showcasing new technology including corn hybrids, soybean varieties, biotech traits and digital advancements that will help farmers. “Five years ago at this very show, we talked about our investment in U.S. seeds. We talked about a $400 million investment to really rebuild our …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Seed, Syngenta

Agronomy in Action 2022 Research Review Explained

Chuck Zimmerman

Golden Harvest is working to help growers better understand how specific hybrids respond to different management practices. After surveying 100 random Midwest growers, the company learned that 84 percent believe having access to hybrid specific information is extremely important. But, only slightly more than half said they were not managing their hybrids down to that level. Golden Harvest has an …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Syngenta, Video

Syngenta Corn Traits Helping Growers Control Pests

Chuck Zimmerman

A new naming system for Syngenta corn traits will help growers better understand the benefits available in 2023. “At Syngenta, we view ourselves as an industry leader in corn trait technology, continually researching and developing new technology to help growers protect yield. We’re constantly innovating,” said Drew Showalter, Corn Portfolio Lead with Syngenta Seeds. The new system focuses on two …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Syngenta, Video

ZimmCast 698 – What’s New from Syngenta at #FPS22

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m going to share interview with Syngenta/Golden Harvest representatives who were on location at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, IA. Thank you Syngenta for making my attendance possible this year. There is a lot of content in the virtual newsroom on AgNewWire that includes lots of photos and interviews. Just …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Soybean, Syngenta, ZimmCast