Posted 27 August 2012. Plant Health Progress.
Syngenta Enhances Cucurbit Seed Offerings With Standard FarMore Technology Treatment
Source: Syngenta Crop Protection-US Press Release. www.syngentacropprotection.com
Greensboro, North Carolina (August 14, 2012)—Effective in August, Syngenta® began enhancing its cucurbit seed offerings with a standard on-seed application of FarMore® Technology. All Syngenta squash, melon and open field cucumber seed sold in North America is being treated with FarMore Technology, the first comprehensive combination of separately-registered seed protection products, proprietary application technologies and dedicated seed treatment services that maximize vegetable production value by enhancing performance and quality.
Cucurbit seed, including melon and squash varieties, receive a FarMore F300 treatment with FarMore FI400 available as an optional upgrade. Syngenta cucumber seed varieties, such as Diomede and Constable, are treated with FarMore FI400, a combination of three different but complementary fungicides providing early-season protection from diseases like Pythium, Fusarium and Rhizoctonia. The active ingredients mefenoxam (Apron XL® fungicide), fludioxonil (Maxim® 4FS fungicide) and azoxystrobin (Dynasty® fungicide) combined with an insecticide component deliver a full range of early-season disease and pest protection.
“By standardizing the treatment of Syngenta cucurbit seed with FarMore Technology, we are able to add value to our deep pools of industry-leading genetics while helping growers ensure the success and stability of their crops and business,” said Mark Jirak, Syngenta portfolio manager.
FarMore Technology delivers convenient early-season protection against certain diseases and insects, eliminates or reduces the chance of viruses being transmitted by certain pests, and improves the yield and quality potential of small-seeded vegetable crops. FarMore solutions offer excellent compatibility with existing insect protection strategies in crops and are compatible with most Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs.