Tag: Syngenta Canada

New Syngenta Canada president stays the course on company direction

Although only in the role for under a year, Syngenta Canada president Trevor Heck is no stranger to the company. Heck has been with Syngenta for more than 26 years in various positions. Every second year in late October, Syngenta holds its annual Media Summit. While in attendance, RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse got the chance to… Read more »

Soybean School: Trade the hula hoop for boots and a measuring tape

What’s the gap between your soybean seeding rate and final stand count? It’s a key management consideration if growers want to get a handle on what’s happening in their fields and increase yields, says Syngenta agronomic sales rep Marijke Van Andel. When growers discover there’s a 20 percent gap between seeds planted and the final… Read more »

Avert a spray disaster by using the proper mixing order

What happens when you don’t follow the WALES method for adding pesticide formulations to a tank partially filled with water? You really can plug up a sprayer, fail to take advantage of good spraying conditions, and waste time cleaning up the mess. At the recent Crop Masters tour at Syngenta Canada‘s Honeywood research facility in… Read more »

More seed protection for soybeans pending registration

Syngenta Canada has applied for registration of Fortenza insecticide in soybeans. The diamide insecticide is currently used in corn, and the company has submitted trial data to demonstrate its effectiveness for wireworm, seed corn maggot, and European chaffer control in soybeans. Last week, Syngenta agronomic services manager Chris Denys told those attending the Crop Masters tour… Read more »

Mapping the Future of Syngenta in Canada Under ChemChina — Jay Bradshaw

While delays in regulatory approvals have pushed back the timeline for Syngenta’s proposed US$43 billion sale to ChemChina, the head of Syngenta’s Canadian operations is looking forward to the getting the deal finalized. Jay Bradshaw, president of Syngenta Canada, sat down with RealAg’s Shaun Haney during the Syngenta Media Summit in North Carolina last week. Among… Read more »

Syngenta Seed Treatment Network Extends to Canada

Syngenta’s SeedCare Institute is officially setting up shop in Canada. The company’s Canadian facility, located at its Honeywood research facility in Plattsville, Ontario, is now part of a network of 12 centres of excellence around the globe, focusing on advancing seed treatment technology and innovation. At the official launch last week, Anja Pires, Syngenta Global… Read more »

Syngenta Launches Fungicide With Three Modes of Action

Syngenta has announced plans to bring the first three-mode-of-action foliar fungicide to farmers in Eastern Canada this spring. Trivapro features three active ingredients, including one new active — azoxystrobin (Quadris – Group 11), propiconazole (Tilt – Group 3), and benzovindiflupyr (Group 7 SDHI), known as Solatenol. Solatenol was approved for use on corn, soybeans and… Read more »

New Fungicide Promises Better Late Blight Control for Potatoes

Potato growers have a new weapon in their fight against late blight, the crop’s most devastating fungal disease. Last month, Syngenta Canada launched Orondis Ultra, a new fungicide that promises to deliver up to 21 days of residual control for late blight in potatoes. The product is registered for control of oomycete diseases caused by… Read more »

Fortenza on its way to Ontario for the 2016 Growing Season

Last November, Syngenta announced the registration of Fortenza, a seed treatment for early-season cutworm control in canola. This year, the company received the go-ahead to use the same product for corn. Fortenza contains the active ingredient cyantraniliprole, a group 28 (diamide) insecticide, that moves through the xylem systems of the plant, controlling insects largely though ingestion…. Read more »

Syngenta Announces New Biological SCN Seed Treatment

Syngenta Canada Inc. has announced the registration and launch of Clariva pn seed treatment, a biological seed treatment for the management of soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Clariva pn works by reducing SCN feeding and reproduction, a “targeted, direct and proven solution,” to the pest, says Nathan Klages, seedcare and inoculants product lead with Syngenta Canada…. Read more »

Soybean School: The Theoretical Top End of Soybean Yields And How to Edge Ever Closer

Perhaps you’re already acquainted with the wild world of theoretical yields. A theoretical yield is a measure of the genetic potential a plant has, if absolutely nothing hampered yield — not the growing season, environment or pests. Can you guess what soybeans’ theoretical yield is? Roughly 350 bushels an acre. Outlandish? Well, it sort of… Read more »

Syngenta to Offer a Clubroot Resistant Canola Variety for 2015

Syngenta Canada has announced its first clubroot-resistant canola variety, SY4105, will be available for spring 2015. This variety is the fourth canola variety in Syngenta’s portfolio. SY4105 is resistant to common clubroot pathotypes. Certain other pathotypes have been identified in Alberta, and work is ongoing to screen SY4105 against them to determine if it is… Read more »

Syngenta Launches New Cutworm Control Seed Treatment for Canola

Syngenta Canada Inc. has announced the registration of Fortenza seed treatment, a new seed-applied insecticide for early-season cutworm control. The seed treatment can be used in conjunction with foliar products as part of canola growers’ cutworm management strategy. Cutworms are an early season pest of canola and be particularly devastating to a crop, as the pest… Read more »

Soybean School: Fall & Spring Tasks for Managing White Mould

A cool, wet summer has left many Ontario soybean fields with some level of white mould infection. The fuzzy white stem rot could be seen in patches across many fields by late summer, sometimes causing large areas of loss in a field. A key element of controlling or avoiding this disease is understanding how it… Read more »

The State of the Soybean Crop in Ontario — An Early Fall Update

The Real Agriculture team took in the sights and sounds of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show this week at Woodstock, Ontario, and if there was one thing in on the minds of farmers it was the approaching harvest season. There’s more than a little concern about the maturity of the corn and soybean crop, and significant disease… Read more »