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Posted 30 August 2013. PMN Crop News.

Syngenta and INCOTEC Join Forces to Offer First Seed Treatment Insecticide Technology for Dry Bulb Organic Onion Production

Source: Syngenta Crop Protection-US Press Release.

Greensboro, North Carolina (August 5, 2013)--Syngenta and INCOTEC, through its wholly-owned company AgriCoat, LLC., announces the availability of dry bulb organic onion seed treated with FarMore OI100 seed treatment insecticide technology using AgriCoat seed coating technologies.


“The exclusive combination of AgriCoat’s extensive portfolio of seed application products and our FarMore OI100 technology offers organic onion growers assurance that their seed is protected from onion maggot and seed corn maggot from day one,” said David Long, Syngenta Seedcare vegetables product manager.

FarMore OI100 technology protects the seed from planting through early stand establishment to provide a good start to the season and a strong foundation for maximum yield. Spinosad, the active ingredient in FarMore OI00 technology, is biologically derived from the fermentation of Saccharopolyspora spinosa, a naturally occurring soil organism.

“This unique seed treatment will provide another valuable tool for organic growers to enhance yields and improve the quality of organic onions,” said Brad Kortsen, INCOTEC sales and marketing manager.

Mary DeMers