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Posted 27 September 2010. PMN Crop News.

Maxim Quattro Seed Treatment Fungicide for Corn Enhances Syngenta Seedcare Portfolio

Source: Syngenta Press Release.

Greensboro, North Carolina (September 21, 2010)--Syngenta Seedcare announced today that Maxim® Quattro seed treatment fungicide has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Maxim Quattro, a four-way formulation, will build upon a proven portfolio of corn seed treatments by combining the active ingredients of Apron XL® (mefenoxam), Maxim 4FS (fludioxonil) and Dynasty® (azoxystrobin) seed treatment fungicides with thiabendazole, a new active ingredient for seed treatment on corn. This fourth mode of action will broaden the wide spectrum of disease protection already offered by the Syngenta Seedcare portfolio. The new chemistry is systemic and cleans up surface and internal pathogens to produce stronger, healthier plants from day one.


Maxim Quattro will guard against seed- and soil-borne diseases and offer best-in-class protection against a broad spectrum of Fusarium species including, Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium verticilliodides, to help decrease mycotoxin levels. Mycotoxins are a result of a toxic chemical product produced by Fusarium and if left unchecked, can severely diminish crop quality.

“Seed treatment fungicides are continuously evolving,” said Mark Jirak, crop manager for Syngenta Seedcare. “Maxim Quattro is the newest innovation, and it will set a new standard for seed treatments on corn. Maxim Quattro will provide unmatched Fusarium control. It’s a combination of active ingredients you won’t find anywhere else.”

Maxim Quattro will be sold as a component of Avicta Complete Corn or CruiserMaxx® 250 Corn insecticide/fungicide, both of which are combinations of separately registered seed treatment products, and will be available on a limited basis for the 2011 planting season.

With more than 30 years of experience and proven products that have been used on millions of acres, Syngenta Seedcare is the clear leader in innovative seed treatment solutions. Syngenta Seedcare products are backed by years of research, skilled scientists, state-of-the-art research centers and knowledgeable sales representatives to offer our customers the best products and services available. From the beginning, Syngenta Seedcare has been committed to providing the most advanced seed treatment portfolio on the market, a vision that has made us a leader in seed treatment technology and that will allow us to remain ahead of the competition for years to come.

Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 25,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to

Jodie McClement