Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. today announced that its Brazilian subsidiary Ceres Sementes do Brasil Ltda., has signed a sweet sorghum market development agreement with Syngenta. The companies will work together to support the introduction of sweet sorghum as a source of fermentable sugars at Brazil's 400 or more ethanol mills.
Syngenta announced today that it will acquire Sunfield Seeds, a U.S.-based provider of sunflower seeds production and processing services to more than 30 countries. The acquisition represents a major step in the implementation of Syngenta’s sunflower strategy.
GreenLeaf Genetics LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Syngenta, announced on June 5 that it has acquired JGL, Inc., a seed genetics licensing company focused on soybean and wheat genetics licensing to the seed industry....More
While a fairly new practice, some growers are applying fungicide on corn early to address early disease issues. The early application may be more important this year after the mild winter and spring that may promote heavy disease pressure early. ...More
Herbicide-resistant weeds have cropped up across the Midwest. Gordon Vail, Sygenta’s corn herbicide technical asset lead, talks every day to growers about problems with weed resistance. He offers his recommendations for handling resistant weeds in cornfields....More
Syngenta recently held its Demonstration Days for Syngenta employees in North America and special guests at a convention center in Greensboro, N.C. Vern Hawkins, Syngenta regional director for North America, explains how the event educates visitors about the wide array of crops that Syngenta handles....More
General Wesley Clark spoke at Syngenta regional headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., on March 21 in support of the biofuels industry and what biofuels can mean for the future of America’s energy independence.
Clark, a retired four-star general, serves as co-chairman of Growth Energy and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm. Clark retired after a 38-year career in the U.S. Army. He graduated first in his class at West Point and obtained degrees in philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes Scholar....More
Weed resistance in corn has been a growing problem over the past few years. John Foresman, asset lead for Syngenta, discusses several of the company's new herbicide products used for fighting glyphosate-resistant weeds, including Xemax, Halex GT, Lumax and Lexar....More
Chuck Leonard, key account agronomist for Syngenta, says that Agrisure Duracade is a "game-changing" technology. The new corn rootworm trait is in testing now and on schedule to be released commercially in 2014. Leonard explains the benefits and ways farmers can manage resistance....More
A computer model backed up with field work proved that the uninterrupted use of glyphosate alone (i.e., five applications per season per year) would result in glyphosate resistance within four years. The computer model is part of a project to study weed resistance. Syngenta collaborated on the project with university weed scientists Paul Nev., University of Warwick, England; and Ken Smith and Jason Norsworthy, both from the University of Arkansas....More
Syngenta, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, employs more than 26,000 people in 90 countries around the world. It was created in late 2000 when Novartis and AstraZeneca merged. Syngenta's core business includes herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. It also has expanded in the fields of crops, vegetables, flowers, seed care, and lawn and garden products. Take a look inside the company headquarters.
Welcome to Basel, Switzerland, home to Syngenta. In this picturesque city located along the banks of the Rhine River, you’ll find the headquarters to a company that extends its reach to more than 90 countries around the world with its more than 26,000 employees.
Although the company in its present form was created in late 2000 when Novartis and AstraZeneca merged their agribusinesses, its parent company roots stretch back well over 200 years. In fact, the company can trace its roots to Geigy, which was formed in 1758....More
Syngenta just filed a complaint against Bunge North America for its refusal to accept corn with Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera trait. The complaint was filed by Syngenta North America in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa....More
EPA has granted registration approval for Syngenta’s new Agrisure 3122 corn trait stack. The stack features two modes of action against both corn borer and corn rootworm, with a structured refuge of only 5% in the Corn Belt....More
The Syngenta Seedcare Plot Tour highlighted the company's seed treatment pipeline that includes a fungicide with a new mode of action, a new combination of fungicides and insecticides, and a new formulation of seed treatment. All are expected to be on the market in 2012....More
Growing weed resistance is driving the seed trait business. Syngenta and Bayer CropScience just announced that the two companies will collaborate on the development of an HPPD-herbicide-tolerant trait for soybeans. Adding HPPD-tolerance to the trait mix will help growers combat weed resistance, particularly to glyphosate.
The trait is in the early development and will not be launched in North America until the “second half of this decade,” according to a news release from Syngenta....More