2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge Finalists Selected

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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

Kelly Marshall

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

Kelly Marshall

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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Syngenta Announces New Sugarbeet Hybrids

Kelly Marshall

Five new hybrids are being added to Syngenta’s 2017 Hilleshog sugarbeet portfolio. The new varieties offer an excellent sugar content along side improved disease and pest tolerance traits. Syngenta recommends getting these new hybrids off to a great start with critical seed protection like CruiserMaxx Sugarbeets treatment, Vibrance seed treatment fungicide, or Clariva pn seed treatment nematicide for the most successful …

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Syngenta Finds Unexpected Use for Enogen Corn

Kelly Marshall

Duane Martin manages the Agrisure portfolio for Syngenta corn and soybeans. “We’re very proud of the technology we’ve brought to the corn and soybean market over the last several years- launching more new technology, more new traits, to especially the corn business one the last five years than any other company in the industry,” he told me at the NAFB …

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Two Syngenta Products Receive EPA Approval

Lizzy Schultz

Syngenta recently announced two products that have received registration and approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Talinor herbicide will give wheat and barley growers a new option for managing weed resistance and controlling damaging broadleaf weeds, and Orondis Opti fungicide premix will be introduced and commercially available as a premix formulation for the 2017 growing season, pending state registration. …

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Syngenta Unveils New Fungicide Product Line

Kelly Marshall

Miravis will be the brand name of Syngenta‘s new fungicide product line.  It is the first in a new chemical group using the active ingredient, Adepidyn, to control some of the most destructive diseases. Once regulatory approval is granted, the product can be used to fight against leaf spots and powdery mildew, offer high efficacy for crops with limited options, …

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