Submit #RootedinAg Contest Entries Now

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If you’re thankful for your agriculture roots take time and celebrate the person who inspired you the most by entering the Syngenta #RootinAg challenge. Fill out the form, describing in 200 words or less the parent, grandparent, teacher or friend who inspired you and upload a photo or video that supports your entry before June 30, 2017. Five finalists will …

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Syngenta, No-Till Farmer Seek No-Till Leaders

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Syngenta and No-Till Farmer are looking for nominations for the 2017 No-Till Innovator Award. The honor recognizes farmers, researchers, organizations, or others who have found ways to no-till more effectively, economically, and with better impact on the environment. “We’re proud to partner with No-Till Farmer again to seek out a new class of innovators of sustainable farming methods,” said Melissa …

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ChemChina Acquisition of Syngenta Approved by US and EU

Kelly Marshall

Both the European Union and the United States approved the acquisition of Syngenta by ChemChina last week, and today it was announced that Mexico has also approved the deal. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) granted approval for the deal pending the divestment of three types of pesticides from ChemChina’s subsidiary, ADAMA, because Syngenta is a supplier of the same …

Agribusiness, Syngenta

2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge Winner Announced

Kelly Marshall

A team from the BioSense Institute in Serbia has been selected as this year’s first-place winner of the Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics. Their winning entry provided a model that predicts the seed varieties growers in a specific region were likely to select. Oskar Marko, Sanja Brdar, Marko Panić, Isidora Šašić, Milivoje Knežević, Danica Despotović, Vladmir Crnojević and Zorana Djindjica …

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2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge Finalists Selected

Kelly Marshall

Five teams have been selected as finalists in the 2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics. The challenge asked participants to develop a model to predict what soybean varieties are most likely to be selected by farmers in a specific region. Finalists were selected by the Analytics Society of INFORMS, a leading association for professionals in operations research and analytics. “After …

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Syngenta IDs Strategies to Fight Weed Resistance

Kelly Marshall

Threat of resistant in weeds has Syngetna urging growers to start a management plan early in the season; in fact they’ve developed the Resistance Fighter program to provide education and local recommendations. Tillage programs, more modes of action and using the right herbicide at the right time are crucial, says Dane Bowers, a Syngenta herbicide technical product lead. Bowers states …

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Syngenta Agrisure Viptera Demonstrates Control of Pests

Kelly Marshall

Agrisure Viptera traits offered growers effective control of above-ground pests, says Syngenta. In 2016 the products protected better against western bean cutworm and corn earworm in side by side, competitive tests. “Growers face tough decisions when selecting hybrids and trait technologies,” said Iris Tzafrir, commercial traits product lead, Syngenta. “Growers concerned about input costs may consider hybrids with little to no …

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Syngenta AI Challenge to Address World Hunger

Kelly Marshall

The Syngenta AI Challange competition has been launched to find solutions to world hunger by developing a model that can be used to analyze large amounts of seed data, leading to improvements in production without sacrificing resources. The project is sponsored by Syngenta and the AI for Good Foundation, who are now accepting submissions for the chance to win $7,500. “This new …

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Syngenta Introduces CruiserMaxx Vibrance Potato

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Syngenta introduced the CruiserMaxx Vibrance Potato insecticide/fungicide seed treatment just in time for the Potato Expo earlier this month. Chuck Zimmerman had the opportunity to talk with Christopher Clemens about the latest addition to the Syngenta Seedcare potato portfolio- the Vibrance fungicide. CruiserMaxx has been around for a while now, Clemens explains, but we’re talking about it again because of …

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Syngenta To Use NRGene Software for Crop Breeding

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Syngenta has chosen genomics big data company NRGene to evaluate and accelerate trait discovery. Their cloud-based GenoMAGIC software package will make trait mapping more efficient, thanks to volumes of genomic data that allow researchers to identify brand sequence polymorphisms and holotypes.  The new process is faster and more cost effective, since breeders can easily relate genomic sequences with beneficial traits. …

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