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Syngenta offers new blog and hybrids for 2011

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. has launched a new agronomy blog that gives growers local insights from nine Syngenta agronomists representing nine regions across the country. Posts will cover a broad range of corn producing states.

In addition, unlike many other existing grower blogs, encourages comments to posts that enable growers, farm managers, crop consultants and others involved in the industry to engage in an ongoing dialogue with each other and Syngenta agronomists.

“Syngenta prides itself on the relationships that we, as agronomists, have created with growers all across the country,” said Chris Cook, head of agronomy for Syngenta Seeds. “We hope this new blog will help strengthen and improve those relationships.”

American growers are increasingly going online to look for information to help them grow their operation. Syngenta Seeds is meeting this demand by bringing the expertise of the agronomy team, that has traditionally only been available in the field, and making it available online.

“We see a real need for more local discussions online on agronomic topics such as pest outbreaks, soil conditions and harvest yields, and that’s what The Dirt on Seeds is all about,” said Cook.
Readers can follow posts and discussions by topic or by region. For more information, visit http://www.syngenta.com/country/us/en/Seeds/Information/Agronomy/Pages/Home.aspx
In addition, Syngenta Seeds, Inc. has introduced 140 new corn hybrids, including 41 featuring the Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack, which provides breakthrough control of the broadest spectrum of insects available. These new hybrids will be sold by Garst, Golden Harvest and NK Seeds. The new hybrids, available for planting in 2011, offer growers additional choices to maximize yield performance under various growing conditions and soil types.

“Syngenta is offering growers a more complete lineup of outstanding corn hybrids for 2011, built on the top-line genetics, cutting-edge technology and proven performance of our three seed brands,” said Eric Boersma, Corn Portfolio Manager. “With the breadth of our expanded corn portfolio, growers will be able to find the hybrids they’re seeking to thrive in their fields and maximize yields.”

Syngenta is especially excited to introduce 41 hybrids available with the Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack. The Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack combines the Agrisure Viptera trait with the Agrisure 3000GT triple stack. This breakthrough corn trait package controls more pests than any other trait combination on the market. The Agrisure Viptera 3111 trait stack not only controls 14 pests but also improves grain quality. Corn earworm, which historically has had no viable control solution, is highly susceptible to the Agrisure Viptera trait.

Other trait versions within the new product line-ups include the Agrisure 3000GT triple stack, the Agrisure GT/CB/LL trait stack and the Agrisure GT trait. These expanded line-ups are designed to provide growers with high-yielding, genetically diverse hybrids with dependable agronomics.

To learn more about each new hybrid’s characteristics, growers can visit www.syngentaseeds.com or contact their Garst, Golden Harvest or NK Seeds supplier to determine the best products for their specific corn needs to deliver maximum yield and agronomic performance.

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