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Syngenta Releases Postharvest Product for Potato Growers

Posted by Priyaranjan Sahoo Published on Sun, 2013-08-11 02:28
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China Has Big Aspirations For American Pesticide Market

Posted by Priyaranjan Sahoo Published on Thu, 2013-08-08 00:40
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A number of Chinese companies are hoping to move into the American pesticide market in a big way, according to two experts who track the lucrative industry in both countries.

As the government of the world's second-largest economy looks to enter new industries in hopes of boosting China's rapidly decelerating economic growth, some of these so-called "ag-chem" firms are already making headway in Western markets.

John Atkins, COO, Syngenta talks about bee health and the role of neonicotinoids

John Atkins, the COO of Syngenta gives the company's perspective on the role played by the company manufactured insecticide neonicotinoid in the increasing death of bees. He attributes the bee deaths to varroa mites, which is a known parasite that infect bees

European Union Protects Bees but U.S. Continues to Allow Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Posted by Priyaranjan Sahoo Published on Wed, 2013-07-31 00:37
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The EU ban came after the European Commission proposed the suspension in response to a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in January that determined that three neonicotinoids – thiamethoxam, clothianidin and imidacloprid – posed an unnacceptable risk to bees.

Syngenta to acquire African corn seed business

Posted by Ushas Published on Wed, 2013-07-03 12:46
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  • Combined portfolios offer new integrated crop solution opportunities
  • Comprehensive and diverse white corn germplasm portfolio secured
  • Supports commitment to build a $1 billion business in Africa

Hybrid seed scheme pledges yield advantages

Posted by Ushas Published on Tue, 2013-07-02 11:01
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Could seed sales be due for a shake up? If Syngenta's new way of selling Hyvido hybrid barley seed is the shape of things to come, then growers should be prepared for some changes.

To recap, earlier this year Syngenta took the bold step of introducing an optional cash back yield guarantee on its hybrid barley seed sales for this coming autumn.