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Syngenta continues late blight hotline for 2015

Syngenta is continuing its partnership with five universities to provide potato growers with the latest late blight disease updates in 2015. Updates from the five universities are available at the following telephone numbers: University of Idaho: 800-791-7195 Michigan State University: 888-379-9012 North Dakota State University: 888-482-7286 Oregon State University: 800-705-3377 Washington State University: 800-984-7400

Syngenta 2015 agricultural scholarship open for applications

The second annual Syngenta agricultural scholarship program is open for applications from undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in agricultural studies. This year’s scholarship essay topic focuses on the Good Growth Plan launched by Syngenta in 2013. Applicants must be enrolled as of spring 2015 in an accredited agriculture program at a U.S. land grant university. Syngenta will award a total of $20,000 in scholarships. Application deadline is May 15, 2015. For additional information about…  » Read more

PILI elects Cheff 2016 grower leader

The Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI) class of 2015 elected Bridget Cheff of Ronan, Montana its 2016 grower leader. PILI is sponsored by Syngenta and administered by the U.S. Potato Board and the National Potato Council (NPC).             From Feb. 18-25 the PILI class of 2015, composed of 27 potato growers and industry representatives from across the nation, spent three days in eastern Washington state learning about the local and national potato industry.             The…  » Read more

Syngenta scholarship winners

Graduate student Kelsey Hensley of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and undergraduate student Linda Millet of Oregon State University, are the inaugural grand prize winners of the national Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship essay contest.             Hensley and Millett each received  $1,000 in regional awards and an additional $6,000 national scholarship.             Hensley’s essay focused on the need for more classroom-based programs in high schools and middle schools to encourage environmental awareness. Millet’s essay focused on…  » Read more

Toll-free potato blight hotlines

Syngenta, in partnership with five universities, once again will offer toll-free potato blight hotlines during the growing season.             The hotlines consist of researchers providing updates about current potato disease pressures during the growing season in each growing region.             The updates are provided by the following universities and are available at the corresponding phone numbers: University of Idaho: 1-800-791-7195 Michigan State University: 1-888-379-9012 North Dakota State University: 1-888-482-7286 Oregon State University: 1-800-705-3377 Washington State…  » Read more

Syngenta announces new scholarships

Syngenta is introducing the new national Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship in 2014. The scholarship will replace Syngenta’s Potato Scholarship as well as scholarships for sugar beet and almond and is available to students in all crop markets. The scholarship will be available to undergraduate students enrolled as of spring 2014 in an accredited agriculture program at a land grant university. Details for the award, including prize amounts, essay topic and application guidelines are being finalized. The…  » Read more