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October 2012 Archive for Syngenta Field Report

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The Syngenta Field Report features information and experts from Syngenta sharing observations about issues growers are dealing with in the fields.

Have you seen the new Syngenta seeds website?

Oct 30, 2012
At Syngenta, it is our mission to provide farmers with the expertise and tools needed to grow more soybeans. Combining industry-leading traits with trusted genetics, Syngenta seed brands offer farmers the latest technology for increased yield potential at harvest. 
 
With that in mind, we wanted to ensure that our seed website is as advanced as our seed technology, so we upgraded the Syngenta seeds website to serve as a centralized location to find any and all information seeds or Syngenta-related. 
 
Located at www.SyngentaSeeds.com, the new user-friendly format offers easily accessible corn and soybean seed brand information, along with yield data and helpful links, making it easy to find products, download seed catalogues or contact a local Syngenta representative. But don’t take it from us – check it out for yourself and let us know what you think! 

For more information visit www.SyngentaSeeds.com and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook
 
©2012 Syngenta. Important: Always read and follow all bag tag and label instructions before buying or using Syngenta products. The instructions contain important conditions of sale, including limitations of warranty and remedy. The Syngenta logo is a registered trademark of a Syngenta Group Company. 

 

Mobilize Your Agro Arsenal

Oct 19, 2012

FarmAssist.com has made updates to its mobile format!

Along with its existing features (agronomic news, market & pest info, weather, crop protection info, etc.), the mobile version of FarmAssist.com has been updated, adding a few more elements to make your job easier from a convenient, mobile platform.

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(Photo credit, Farmers Weekly)

Enhanced Search:

Cut back on aimless browsing with FarmAssist Mobile’s new enhanced search function. Access information with simplicity and ease, and get the information you want fast. Use search-by-category functions to narrow your selection and find the product or hybrid information you need.

Crop Protection Product Portfolio:

Check out rates, states, pests, crops, and modes of action, all now available on your mobile device. Save some time and worry less having that information at your fingertips. Stay ahead of your industry and make on-site comparisons through your phone.  Build your product portfolio whenever and wherever is convenient for you!

Corn, Soybean, Vegetable and Sugarbeet Seed Portfolios:

Syngenta offers a variety of seeds that will leave you as wide eyed as a kid in a candy shop.  

Tap into our extensive collection of traits, varieties and hybrids with FarmAssist Mobile’s corn, soybean, vegetable and sugarbeet seed portfolios. Become a model "smart shopper" with our product breakdown. Learn what seeds are best for your growing conditions, access plant characteristics like emergence and root strength and analyze plant specs like disease tolerance and soil adaption. An elaborate breakdown of each product will guarantee you walk away from your purchase confident you’ve made the best choice.

Not using FarmAssist mobile? 

What are you waiting for?! Pick up your smartphone and visit m.farmassist.com to gain quick access to all the agro-updates you need to make you a market maven. Access agronomic news, learn what is trending in your market and even check the weather.  Follow us at home, in the field or wherever you happen to be.

Come Thrive with us

Oct 15, 2012

Thrive is going digital!

Produced quarterly for a nationwide ag audience, this magazine from Syngenta will give you the information you need to succeed in today’s complex marketplace through interesting articles, the latest industry trends and eye-catching visuals. Dig deeper into each topic through an easy-to-navigate layout and additional digital content, including videos, links and many more interactive features. Sign up here to receive notification when Thrive becomes available. 

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Classified Information -- Mission to Grow More Soybeans

Oct 08, 2012

Soybeans - Iowa and Illinois

Everyone knows that money doesn’t grow on trees. However, there is a well-kept secret within the agriculture community: money does grow in soybeans. With high commodity prices throughout most of the 2012 season, you want to get the bang for your buck by enabling your soybeans to reach their full genetic yield potential. But here’s another piece of "highly classified," privileged information that we’d like to share with you: we’ve figured out how to break through the soybean yield barrier.2006 Field Travel Iowa and Illinois

It starts with a seed. And as any grower will tell you, choosing the right seed can mean the difference between breaking the yield barrier or filing for crop insurance. To help soybean growers fall into the first category, Syngenta offers NK® brand soybeans and seed treatments. Combining these with agronomic practices, such as competitively spacing rows, implementing a soybean nutrient plan and planting early, will enable you to Start Strong.
 
But breaking through the yield barrier requires more than just planting a seed. Throughout the season, growers should scout for insect pressures that have reached threshold levels. It’s also important to implement a weed resistance management plan. To address these problems, Syngenta offers crop protection products so your soybeans can Grow Strong. From herbicides with multiple modes of action to a broad-spectrum insecticide with extended residual control, Syngenta has you covered.
 
As your soybeans reach the reproductive growth stage, diligently scout for late-season diseases. We recommend using one of our fungicides to protect against these diseases, enhance Plant Performance and ultimately enable your soybeans to Yield Strong. When you’re ready to harvest, make sure it is timely and effective. According to Iowa State University Extension, gathering losses can account for 80-85 percent of yield reduction.
 
Since its founding in 1884, Syngenta and its legacy companies have maintained an unwavering focus to helping growers Start Strong, Grow Strong and Yield Strong each season. And that’s why we have developed a broad portfolio (the broadest soybean portfolio in the industry, in fact!), including: seeds, seed treatments, fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. Utilizing these Syngenta solutions coupled with agronomic practices will help you to Grow More Soybeans.
 
And because we’ve spilled the beans (no pun intended), you can confidently go into the 2013 growing season knowing how to break through the soybean yield ceiling. Just don’t let your neighbors know who told you.
 
For more information about any product in our soybean portfolio, visit farmassist.com. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
 
Plant Performance benefits include disease protection.
 
©2012 Syngenta. Important: Always read and follow all bag tag and label instructions before buying or using Syngenta products. The instructions contain important conditions of sale, including limitations of warranty and remedy. Some crop protection products and seed treatments may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Please check with your state or local extension service before buying or using Syngenta products. NK®, Plant Performanceand the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. 

Falling for Fall Herbicides

Oct 04, 2012

Growers welcomed an unexpected rain late in the season this year from Hurricane Isaac. But the moisture, coupled with an earlier-than-normal harvest, could cause winter annual weeds to emerge sooner than expected.  

Strike against these damaging and yield-robbing weeds by applying a fall herbicide that can provide effective weed control allowing growers to start clean and stay clean. 
  
Not only can a fall-applied herbicide reduce pressure from winter annuals, it can also help improve planting conditions and protect farmers’ crops from weather challenges allowing them to spread out their workload next spring.  

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Field treated with fall-applied Dual II Magnum® herbicide followed by Halex® GT herbicide. Hutchinson, Minnesota. 
 
In fields/areas where glyphosate-tolerant weeds are becoming more of a problem, a planned two-pass program including fall-applied Dual II Magnum followed by a strong post-emergence herbicide with multiple modes of action, such as Halex GT, is needed by growers to ensure season-long control. Halex GT is Glyphosate with Residual™ and provides a more convenient and higher-yielding alternative to any other post-emergence, straight glyphosate corn herbicide program. 
 
Benefits of a planned two-pass program including a fall-applied herbicide followed by a post-emergence herbicide application next Spring: 

• Application Flexibility 
 
Managing weed populations in the fall provides more time and flexibility for a post-emergence application. 

• Reduce Spring Weed Pressures 
 
A fall herbicide application will reduce the weed pressures of grasses and small-seeded broadleaf weeds in the spring.  

• Weed Resistance Management 
 
Controlling weeds early and using herbicides with multiple modes of action will help prevent the potential for weed resistance. 
 
Be proactive by applying a fall herbicide for residual grass and small-seeded broadleaf weed control to get corn off to a great start next spring. 
 
©2012 Syngenta. Important: Always read and follow all bag tag and label instructions before buying or using Syngenta products. The instructions contain important conditions of sale, including limitations of warranty and remedy. Some crop protection products and seed treatments may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Please check with your state or local extension service before buying or using Syngenta products. Dual II Magnum®, Glyphosate with Residual™, Halex®, the Alliance Frame, the Purpose Icon and the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. 

 

Syngenta Reminds Central Plains Growers of Best Management Practices for Winter Wheat Planting

Oct 02, 2012

As Central Plains growers gear up for the winter wheat planting season, Mike Leetch, agronomy service manager, Syngenta,  recommends planting quality certified seed varieties like those from the AgriPro® brand and using best management practices to ensure a successful start.  See the reminders below for some helpful tips from Syngenta about how to Grow More Wheat this season!


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Best Agronomic Tips this Season
Postpone Planting:  Syngenta advises growers to delay planting until after the fly-free date in their area to help manage insect infestations, like Hessian fly, aphids vectoring barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) and fall armyworms.  Early-planted wheat can serve as a host for fall insect generations that can damage any neighboring late-planted wheat.
 
Eliminate the Green Bridge: Growers should destroy any green residue in their fields at least two weeks before planting begins to eradicate the green bridge and break pest and disease cycles.  The green bridge is where insects or mites and diseases "bridge" from living material of previous crops or weeds to newly emerging  wheat, barley, oats, grasses and other fall crops.  Controlling green residue will help reduce chances of WSMV, BYDV and Hessian fly.
 
Seize the Snow:  Snow insulates and protects the crown of the winter wheat from potentially harmful winter temperatures.  To best capture the snow, plant winter wheat into crop stubble.  This helps insulate the crown from harsh winter winds and locks in soil moisture for the crop to use when it breaks winter dormancy.
 
Sound Scouting Practices:  Scouting is a valuable tool for growers to manage insects and diseases in their wheat fields. However, with some pests, the damage may have already been done before the pest is found.  A better alternative or option is to prevent the insects from attacking in the first place with seed treatment applications of Cruiser® insecticide and Vibrance™ Extreme fungicide seed treatments.
 
Seed Treatments Start Wheat Off Strong
Select the Right Seed Treatments: With seed treatments like Cruiser and Vibrance Extreme, later plantings are not as risky because the crop gets off to a uniform start with improved emergence.   With Cruiser and Vibrance Extreme, protection begins the moment seeds are planted, and continues as they work systemically to protect young plants as they grow.  
 
Take Advantage of the Cruiser Vigor Effect: The active ingredient in Cruiser, thiamethoxam, has been proven to produce healthier, more vigorous plants.  This phenomenon is called the Cruiser Vigor Effect, and it has been seen on a variety of crops, resulting in faster emergence, improved plant stands, increased root mass, thicker stems, earlier canopies, taller and greener plants, improved quality and higher yield potential.
 
A winning combination: For the 2013 season, growers in the Central Plains can use new Vibrance Extreme seed treatment fungicide, which is fully compatible with Cruiser to protect wheat and barley seedlings from diseases and insects at the same time.  This three-way formulation delivers extended protection against a broad spectrum of seedborne and soilborne diseases.  Vibrance Extreme supplies cereal growers with best-in-class Rhizoctonia activity and enhanced RootingPower to help achieve optimized root health and consistent yield stability from year to year. With this winning combination, farmers can Grow More Wheat this winter.
 
Syngenta Crop Protection All Season Long 
As spring approaches, growers should continue to implement a successful pest management plan to help increase quality and yield.
 
Stomp Out Stripe Rust and Septoria: Leetch urges winter wheat growers in the Central Plains to actively scout all fields for stripe rust to assess the need for a fungicide application. Applying a fungicide early can help prevent diseases like stripe rust and Septoria from taking over wheat fields.  Quilt Xcel® fungicide contains the Power of Two™ active ingredients providing both curative and longer-lasting preventive disease control, as well as offers crop enhancement benefits, to maximize yield and quality.  
 
Ward off aphids with Warrior: As the season progresses, growers should remain aware of the possibility that insects may overwinter and continue to be proactive against this threat by applying a foliar insecticide like Warrior II with Zeon Technology® in the spring.  Warrior II with Zeon Technology provides excellent control of a wide range of aphids that infest wheat, as well as armyworms, cereal leaf beetle and other insects.  
 
©2012 Syngenta. Important: Always read and follow all bag tag and label instructions before buying or using Syngenta products.  The instructions contain important conditions of sale, including limitations of warranty and remedy.  Vibrance Extreme is not currently registered for sale or use on all crops or in all states. Please check with your state or local extension service before buying or using Syngenta products.  Warrior II with Zeon Technology is a Restricted Use Pesticide.  Warrior II with Zeon Technology is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops and weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift onto blooming plants while bees are foraging adjacent to the treatment area.

AgriPro®, Cruiser®, Power of Two™, Quilt Xcel®, Vibrance™, Warrior II with Zeon Technology® and the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company.

 

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