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Posted 20 July 2009. PMN Crop News.

Syngenta Seed Care Introduces First Seed Treatment Insecticide for Leafy Vegetables

Source: Syngenta Crop Protection Press Release.

Greensboro, North Carolina (July 9, 2009)--Syngenta Seed Care announced that the first seed treatment insecticide for small-seeded vegetables has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on leafy vegetables. This superior new tool offers unparalleled protection against early-season sucking and chewing insects and will be available as a component of the FarMore® Technology platform.


The insecticide component of FarMore Technology, also available for use on cucurbit vegetables, delivers targeted protection against early-season insects including aphids, flea beetles, whiteflies (suppression) and leafminers in head, romaine and leaf lettuce only. In addition to exceptional insect protection, the FarMore Technology platform offers broad-spectrum, systemic and post-emergence disease protection against Fusarium, Pythium and Rhizoctonia. This enhanced insect and disease protection gets crops off to a healthy start and improves plant vigor which leads to more advanced crop development and superior performance, helping boost yield and quality.

“We are excited to offer leafy vegetable growers innovations such as the insecticide component of FarMore Technology,” said Chad Shelton, crop manager, Syngenta Seed Care. “Syngenta Seed Care is at the forefront of discovering and developing game-changing technologies and solutions for the small-seeded vegetable producer that provide excellent return on investment potential.” FarMore Technology is a powerfully effective platform that fosters customized offerings for leafy vegetable growers, delivering top-notch protection and higher yield potential.

FarMore Technology is the first comprehensive and proprietary seed-delivered system that helps maximize vegetable production by enhancing performance and value. This seed protection system provides direct-seeded, small-seeded vegetable growers with consistent performance and improved seed technology to enhance seedling emergence, plant stand establishment, early-season vigor and plant health, and to protect yield potential.

For more information about FarMore Technology, contact your Syngenta Crop Protection or Seed Care sales representative, or ask your local seed supplier for more details.

©2009 Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. Greensboro, NC, 27419.

Important: Always read and follow label directions before buying or using these products. FarMore® is a registered trademark of a Syngenta Group Company. FarMore Technology is a seed company or seed technology provider-applied proprietary combination of separately registered seed enhancement products.

Jodie McClement