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Posted 23 July 2007. PMN Crop News.

Syngenta and John Deere Team Up to Create Fully Integrated Insecticide Delivery System

Syngenta Crop Protection.

Greensboro, N.C., July 19, 2007 – Syngenta Crop Protection announces the launch of the newly registered Force® CS soil-applied insecticide. Force CS has been designed to deliver superior control of corn rootworms and early-season pests in an advanced, convenient liquid formulation. Soil-applied insecticides currently on the market lack the ideal combination of performance and convenience, but Force CS delivers both in a fully integrated delivery system manufactured by John Deere. Through the Central Insecticide System™, growers can more efficiently apply Force CS during corn planting.


“Force CS offers superior control of corn rootworms versus competitive products in both full-field and refuge acres, and it is the premier product for control of early-season pests such as white grub, wireworm and cutworm, said Caydee Savinelli, Force technical brand manager, Syngenta Crop Protection. “Through the Central Insecticide System, growers can apply Force CS to their corn acres as needed because the system is fully integrated with the planter.”

Force CS is drawn from its innovative closed packaging via direct injection and mixed with water. The solution is then delivered to the individual planter row units and applied in a T-band over the furrow so there are no recirculation or compatibility issues. Plus, as a result of this partnership, growers are provided with complete, top-notch service and support from both Syngenta and John Deere.

“This central fill, closed-handling system allows the operator to efficiently and accurately apply insecticide at planting while decreasing potential insecticide exposure to the operator,” said Rob Rippchen, division marketing manager, John Deere Seeding. “In addition, the unique, patent-pending packaging of Force CS reduces product handling concerns.”

Craig Abell, technical support representative for Syngenta Crop Protection explained, “This system is going to make American corn growers a lot more efficient because they will be able to treat more acres in a day than with any other method of applying insecticide. They’ll get the best possible corn rootworm control delivered through a convenient, precise system.”

The Central Insecticide System will be available on John Deere 1790 Planters (30-inch only), 1770 NT CCS Planters with Pro-Series Row Units, and DB 80 and DB 90 CCS Planters with Pro-Series Row Units. The new system can be ordered now and will be available for the spring 2008 planting season. Please contact your local Syngenta or John Deere sales representative for more information or visit

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2006 were approximately $8.1 billion. Syngenta employs around 21,000 people in over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at John Deere (Deere & Company - NYSE: DE) is the world’s leading provider of advanced products and services for agriculture and forestry and a major provider of advanced products and services for construction, lawn and turf care, landscaping and irrigation. John Deere also provides financial services worldwide and manufactures and markets engines used in heavy equipment. Since it was founded in 1837, the company has extended its heritage of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation around the globe.

David Pinon
Syngenta Crop Protection