Syngenta has just launched a new range of biostimulants to address abiotic stresses through seed treatment. The EPIVIOTM brand has been tested in drought, heat, cold and nutrient stress and have shown to be successful at improving plant growth by controlling pathogens, insects and nematodes.
EPIVIOTM products stimulate seedling development by providing micronutrients and biostimulant compounds to the plant and by activating soil microflora. The resulting natural symbiotic cycle leads to stress tolerant plants. Extensive field trials in Latin America have demonstrated yield benefits averaging 5% to soybean growers under a broad range of conditions.
Ioana Tudor, Syngenta Global Head of Seedcare, said “Syngenta has always been at the forefront in delivering innovation through seed applied fungicides, insecticides and nematicides – as well as through our focus on root health. We see soil productivity as a major new opportunity to make crops more efficient, stress tolerant and higher yielding”
EPIVIOTM will be available this year in Brazil for soybean and in China for corn. Syngenta expects the brand to expand rapidly in the next few years.