Syngenta Canada has added a new biological control product to their portfolio with the introduction of Draco seed treatment. The corn and soybean seed treatment is for suppression of key diseases and nematodes at the critical early stages of germination and seedling growth. Draco features the bacteria Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis, offering suppression of seed… Read More

Seed and soil-borne diseases should be on the radar of every grower this time of year. Getting a handle on the diseases present on your seed means being able to pick an effective seed treatment. “As we go into seeding, there are four common pathogens or diseases that your seed is going to encounter,” says… Read More

Syngenta Canada has announced an official partnership with the London Knights Hockey Club, a relationship that started in 2019. Mark Hunter, vice president and general manager of the London Knights Hockey Club, says they are proud to have Syngenta Canada as an official partner. “They bring the same winning attitude and determination to their work… Read More

Sustainability can be defined several different ways, but during Syngenta’s recent Media Summit, which gives a preview of the company’s initiatives and future directions, the company defined the word for themselves and their customers. “It’s pretty simple. For us, sustainability means helping farmers do the best job they can to grow the best crop,” says… Read More

Looking back on the 2020 fungicide year — specifically in pulses — started out great for moisture; and with that moisture and humidity came the potential for a lot of disease. As a follow up to Syngenta’s recent Media Summit, Kara Oosterhuis is joined by Rob Klewchuk, technical lead for Western Canada. “We seemed to… Read More

From farm level to the corner office, there are more jobs available in agriculture than ever before. But the possibility of a future talent shortage is a definite concern, and that discussion was part of the recent farm management-focused week of the Syngenta Media Summit. “It’s been a hot topic lately, specifically in Syngenta, but… Read More

The growth of Bt resistant corn rootworm in the U.S. and now Ontario has many growers asking if the traits they purchase to defend their corn crop will stand up against the pest. It’s a question Dan Wright and other seed industry executives are hearing more often these days. But Wright, Syngenta Canada’s head of… Read More