Syngenta Enhances Seed Leadership

Kelly MarshallCompany Announcement, Syngenta

Syngenta has added two strategic leadership appointments to better meet the needs of the North American seed business. David Hollinrake has been named President, Syngenta Seeds, LLC and North American Region Director. His role will be to focus on genetics, traits, and agronomic support in the U.S. Hollinrake has 25 years of experience in agriculture, most recently with Bayer CropScience. … Read More

Syngenta Opens Digital Innovation Lab

Kelly MarshallResearch, Syngenta

Syngenta celebrated the grand opening of their new Digital Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois Research Park with faculty members, students, industry leaders, government officials, customers, and company leaders.  Attendees toured the lab and discussed the future of digital innovation in agriculture.  The new lab is the first of three sites planned for Syngenta’s network. “We are excited to … Read More

Syngenta Shareholders Meet ChemChina Requirements

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Syngenta

China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) is one step closer to acquiring Syngenta.  Syngenta has announced the provisional interim results from their May Offer Period.  The company was required to see that 67 percent of their shares were tendered.  As of May 4th, they have reached approximately 80 percent of shares, with a few more days till the final count is due. The prospective … Read More

Submit #RootedinAg Contest Entries Now

Kelly MarshallContest, Syngenta

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 … Read More

Syngenta, No-Till Farmer Seek No-Till Leaders

Kelly MarshallAward, Conservation, No Till, Syngenta

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 … Read More

ChemChina Acquisition of Syngenta Approved by US and EU

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Syngenta

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 … Read More

2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge Winner Announced

Kelly MarshallContest, Data, seed, Syngenta

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 … Read More

2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge Finalists Selected

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Contest, Syngenta

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 … Read More

Syngenta IDs Strategies to Fight Weed Resistance

Kelly MarshallAudio, Syngenta, Weed control

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 … Read More

Syngenta Agrisure Viptera Demonstrates Control of Pests

Kelly MarshallInsect Control, Insecticide, Syngenta

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 … Read More