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Syngenta invests in new institute; introduces novel seed treatment fungicide

by Grain Central, 18 June 2018

SYNGENTA has announced the expansion of its global Seedcare Institute network with a new Seedcare Institute to be established at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

Will Salter

The Institute will commence operations in the fourth quarter of 2018.

It is the 14th addition to its network of strategic locations around the world to help support customers and advance the use of seed treatment technology with local expertise, backed by global reach and knowledge.

“Seed treatment application is a complex activity that can dramatically impact seeds performance and flowability during the busy planting period. Seedcare Institute will provide customers with tailored services and application advice, complementing our exciting pipeline,” Seedcare Australasia head, Will Salter, said.

Syngenta has also announced the global introduction of SALTRO, a new seed treatment fungicide containing ADEPIDYN, Syngenta’s novel fungicide molecule with SDHI mode of action.

SALTRO provides control of diseases such as blackleg in canola, sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans, and bakanae in rice.

Syngenta Seedcare global head, Ioana Tudor, said, “We are excited to be adding SALTRO to our broad seed treatment portfolio. It will offer growers even more choices to control early seedling diseases to an unmatched level, by ensuring stand uniformity with strong and healthy plant growth right from the start. SALTRO will be used in combination with MAXIM, VIBRANCE and APRON to complement genetic resistance in targeted crops”.

First registrations of SALTRO are expected in the United States and Canada in 2019, followed by Australia in 2020.

Source: Syngenta, www.syngentaseedcare.com

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