Syngenta presents new technologies for crop protection and seed treatment

Held online, the Estação Novas Tecnologias event reproduced a field day in a virtual environment, enabling 360º immersion

22.04.2020 | 20:59 (UTC -3)
Sofia Melazzo

Syngenta presented its new portfolio in the insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and seed treatment categories. These highlights were detailed through the Estação Novas Tecnologias Digital event which, in its 2020 edition, had a field day that integrated it 100% adapted to the online environment, due to the current context, allowing participants a 360º immersion. The meeting confirmed the company's commitment to launch two new active ingredients per year, totaling more than 50 new products in the coming years.

Estação Novas Tecnologias Digital brought together experts from Syngenta who, in addition to the news, demonstrated the importance of correct management of pests, diseases and weeds, such as, for example, "Conscious Management", fundamental to combat pests and diseases that threaten the most important Brazilian cultures.

Spokespeople also reinforced the company's commitment to investments in research and development, which reach US$ 1,3 billion per year. The company has thousands of professionals, distributed in more than 100 centers around the world, to meet the global challenges of agribusiness.

Releases 2020

Fungicides

One of the main technologies presented was Bravonil Top, a broad-spectrum fungicide effective in controlling the disease complex. According to Paulo Laurente, Fungicides Product Manager, the product's effectiveness derives from the combination of two fungicides with complementary actions, one being monosite and the other multisite, which gives the product a broad spectrum, as well as flexibility to be applied in all phases of crop development.

Another important characteristic is its action on several crops, such as peanuts and beans, for which the product is registered. Later, its leaflet will be extended to cotton, HF and other crops.

"Bravonil Top is an indispensable tool for controlling the main diseases of beans and peanuts, as it ensures a broad spectrum of control with high efficiency, thanks to the combination of a Triazole and a multisite fungicide. It is, therefore, a technology fundamental in managing resistance to the main diseases", reinforces the executive.

Insecticides

In the insecticides category, the highlights were Minecto Pro and Ampligo Pro. The first is technology for soybean crops; bean; cotton; potato; tomato; citrus; fruits and vegetables and vegetables (HF). The product provides unique control for various pests, such as whiteflies, caterpillars and mites, as well as psyllids and leaf miners. According to Henrique Franco, Insecticides Product Manager, its main differentiators are superior performance and versatility, providing great cost-benefit.

"Minecto Pro combines two active ingredients, cyantraniliprole and abamectin, ensuring differentiated control of target pests. It also has a low withdrawal period, an important characteristic especially in HF crops."

Ampligo Pro presents the synergy between chlorantraniliprole diamide and abamectin, providing superior performance for controlling caterpillars and mites in cotton. With its two modes of action, it has shock action and a long period of control, in addition to translaminar action, rapid absorption and good persistence on the leaf. "Ampligo Pro is endorsed by leading researchers, offers a spectrum of control and convenience in application, protecting the productive potential of cotton", reinforces Henrique.

Herbicides

Among herbicides, Syngenta presented two new solutions. One of them is Grover, a pre-emergent product focused on sugarcane cultivation. Graminicide, has a broad spectrum and long residual effect. The product is flexible, with the possibility of being applied to sugarcane and ratoon sugarcane, including in semi-humid and semi-dry periods.

"Grover is a low-volatility herbicide, which is why it is very safe for neighboring crops. One of its main differentiators is its selectivity for sugar cane", highlights Luis Andrade, Herbicide Product Manager.

The other highlight in the category is the Calipen SC. With post-emergence action, it is highly selective for sugarcane, that is, it controls weeds without causing damage to the crop. The product can be used at any stage of cultivation, including through aerial application. Andrade also highlights that the solution "has a broad spectrum, effective in simultaneously controlling broad leaves and grasses."

Seed treatment

For seed treatment, Syngenta's portfolio was reinforced with Clariva Sky, which acts in the biological management of nematodes in soybean crops. The solution is composed of two agents: a proven biological nematicide and a powerful biostimulant. "The perfect combination of these products enables nematode management in the most critical period of soybean establishment, providing greater root volume and greater plant height, increasing the final productivity of the crop", highlights Carlos Tonet, Product Manager for Seed Treatment .

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