Entries tagged with: Syngenta

Stockton Group, Syngenta sign distribution deal

The Stockton Group (STK) has signed a major agreement with Syngenta as the exclusive global distributor of a new biofungicide technology based on tea tree oil for the control of several diseases in ornamental crops. The products of Stockton will be sold under the Syngenta brand for Botrytis and Powdery Mildew in ornamentals globally. The biofungicide technology complements the comprehensive fungicide portfolio of Syngenta and will help to provide its customers with innovative sustainable tools for disease resistance…  » Read more

Syngenta names new CEO

Syngenta has appointed J. Erik Fyrwald as chief executive officer effective June 1. He succeeds John Ramsay who has been ad interim CEO since November 2015. Fyrwald is currently president and CEO of the U.S. chemistry distribution company Univar Inc. "After a rigorous search, the board concluded that Fyrwald's leadership and considerable experience in both agriculture and chemicals, along with his strong track record of success as a CEO made him the outstanding candidate for the role," said Michel Demaré,…  » Read more

Syngenta to launch 16 new products

Syngenta will launch 16 new crop protection products in 2016, with multiple launches expected over the next five years, according to Jeff Cecil, head of crop protection product marketing for Syngenta, North America. In total, Syngenta has some 50 or more new crop protection innovations in the U.S. pipeline alone, including 19 new active ingredients with potential for in North America, 15 label or use expansions, and at least 10 new premixes. Syngenta said the…  » Read more

Lawmakers call for review of Syngenta acquisition

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, has led a bipartisan letter co-signed by U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) – members of the Senate Agriculture Committee – calling on the U.S. Department of the Treasury to review China National Chemical Corporation’s (ChemChina) proposed acquisition of Syngenta for any potential effects on U.S. national security and the American food system. “While this committee has not reached any conclusions regarding the proposed…  » Read more

Syngenta Board recommends ChemChina’s $43B offer to shareholders

The Syngenta Board of Directors announced it finds ChemChina‘s $43 billion offer to buy Syngenta as respecting the interests of all stakeholders and is unanimously recommending the offer to shareholders, according to a news release. ChemChina has offered to acquire the company at $465 per share in cash, plus a special dividend of CHF 5 to be paid conditional upon and prior to closing, according to the news release. The offer is equivalent to a Swiss franc value of CHF 480…  » Read more

Syngenta looking at merger options

Syngenta is continuing its talks on merger options with various companies, according to Michel Demare, chairman on the board of directors. Syngenta is in talks with China’s state-owned ChemChina, Monsanto and other companies, Demare said. Here’s more from Reuters: ChemChina, which is being advised by HSBC, is seeking a loan package by several large Western banks to fund a possible Syngenta takeover deal, which later may be refinanced by Chinese banks, several sources familiar with the matter said.  Demare told…  » Read more

Syngenta scientist named to USDA Hall of Heroes

Mary-Dell Chilton, a distinguished science fellow at Syngenta, was honored as an inductee into the USDA Hall of Heroes in Washington, D.C. with USDA secretary Tom Vilsack presiding. Established in September 2000, the USDA Hall of Heroes recognizes those that have had a lasting impact on agriculture and related programs. Chilton’s work with plant biotechnology led her to produce the first transgenic plant in 1983 and demonstrated that plant genomes could be altered more precisely…  » Read more

Syngenta acquires Ag Connections whole-farm management firm

After a 14-year relationship, Syngenta is making Ag Connections a wholly-owned subsidiary to accelerate growth of digital solutions and enhance whole-farm management. Ag Connections provides farm management software solutions and works extensively with Syngenta on its AgriEdge Excelsior program, which integrates products, services, risk management and technology for growers. The collaboration between Syngenta and Ag Connections remains focused on providing growers better tools within their farming operations to empower confident decision-making. This stronger link will…  » Read more

Syngenta seeking applicants for RFOY program

Syngenta is seeking applicants for its Resistance Fighter of the Year leadership (RFOY) program. The program is tailored for those working on the front lines of resistance management who are looking for opportunities to expand their knowledge and share their expertise. The program is a knowledge-sharing platform that connects its members with industry experts. Members visit trade shows and research facilities and engage in resistance management discussions on a national level. If you are interested…  » Read more

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