Syngenta Canada has decided to separate its seed and crop protection businesses as of June 1, 2021. The seed business will operate under the NK Seeds brand. “As a customer-focused organization, we regularly review our operations to ensure we are positioned for growth and evolving to meet the needs of the customer and industry. With… Read More

Syngenta announced the acquisition of Valagro, an Italian biological crop input company, on Tuesday. The deal will boost Syngenta’s presence in the growing biologicals market, which some have predicted could nearly double in size over the next five years. “We are looking forward to welcoming the Valagro team to Syngenta Group,” says Erik Fyrwald, CEO… Read More

Rolling right after planting has become a common practice on soybean fields in Western Canada over the last decade, but there are some good reasons to consider delaying the timing of rolling until after the crop is up. Rolling right behind the planter or drill improves seed-to-soil contact and is definitely less unnerving than rolling… Read More

A slow start, high winds, and less-than-ideal harvest conditions have many farmers in the Maritimes working overtime to try to get the crop in before snow flies. “For 2019, we had again a slower start, really things didn’t crank up until well into May,” says Syngenta Canada’s Eric Richter, in this excerpt from RealAg Radio’s… Read More

New Zealand doesn’t share a lot in common with Canada, however, when it comes to growing high-yielding wheat Kiwi growers do count on similar management practices to put big-bushel wheat crops in the bin. Syngenta commercial products lead Sam Livesey, a New Zealand native, concedes that the country’s wheat industry is diminutive (135,000 acres) but… Read More

The theoretical yield of soybeans varies depending on who you talk to, but by all accounts the oilseed should be able to top 300 bushels per acre. For growers who deal with the reality of growing the crop in Ontario, a more realistic target is 80 bu/ac, says Syngenta agronomist Eric Richter. With the 2018… Read More

On Monday, RealAg Radio is on location at the Canadian Seed Trade Association’s semi-annual meeting in Ottawa, Ont.  Today’s show sponsor is Fortenza seed treatment that’s powered by Syngenta. Guests include: Todd Hyra, President of the Canadian Seed Trade Association speaks about the proposed value creation models suggested by the industry Scott Ewert with Syngenta… Read More

Sources within Syngenta have confirmed with RealAgriculture the company will withdraw from pursuing commercialization of hybrid wheat in Canada and the United States. Sources added the company does not see a commercialization strategy that makes financial sense due to regulatory factors, commercialization issues and the royalty environment in both countries. In an statement sent to… Read More

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

Ask a typical Ontario grower how their soybeans yielded and you’ll likely hear a number around 47 bushels per acre. Most growers are perfectly fine with hitting this provincial average, but it’s nowhere near the yield potential of the crop. According to Syngenta agronomist Eric Richter, that ‘just enough’ mindset needs to change. “It’s time… Read More

There’s no silver bullet when it comes to growing soybeans. It’s not about finding a variety that you can successfully plant across every acre. It requires several components working together to grow the best possible crop. Syngenta agronomist Eric Richter urges growers to take a holistic view of soybean production. It’s something referred to as… Read More