GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - October 11, 2007 - Recognizing the increase in corn-on-corn rotations, Syngenta has expanded its AgriEdge® Corn Program for 2008 to include applications of Quilt® fungicide and Warrior® Brand insecticide. The 2008 program will also include hybrids stacked with Agrisure® RW and CB/LL corn traits for rootworm and corn borer protection with LIBERTY® herbicide tolerance, plus GT trait for tolerance to glyphosate.
"The purpose of AgriEdge is to maximize yield potential by matching high-performance corn hybrids containing Agrisure traits with proven crop protection solutions," says Pat Steiner, program manager for AgriEdge Corn. "The addition of the Quilt and Warrior Brand to the AgriEdge Corn program gives growers a solution for gray leaf spot and in-season insect control. It also addresses the particular needs of continuous corn, where more residue cover encourages more disease activity."
AgriEdge is a yield-maximizing crop production system that combines an integrated portfolio of technology, seed traits, premium genetics and proven crop protection products.
Through the 2008 program, growers may qualify for up to $3 per bag of seed when applying Quilt and Warrior Brand in 2008. The 2008 AgriEdge Corn program also emphasizes early-season weed control. In 2008, participating growers may qualify for up to $15 per bag of seed when applying qualifying pre-emergence herbicides at full label rates or in combination with post herbicide treatments.
The 2008 program also includes incentives for managing insect resistance. Growers can receive up to $8 per unit of seed for purchasing and using Force® CS or Force 3G insecticide on rootworm refuge acres.
"A lot of flexibility is built into the AgriEdge Corn program so that growers can customize a high-yield program that is best suited to their way of farming," says Steiner. Participants may choose from Garst®, NK® and Golden Harvest® corn hybrids; double, triple and quad stacks of Agrisure corn traits; and a broad range of crop protection products, including Cruiser Extreme® 250 and Cruiser Extreme 1250 seed treatments and Lumax®, Lexar®, Camix® and Callisto® herbicides.
Growers should consult the 2008 AgriEdge Use Guide for complete qualifications and details. Use Guides are available from authorized AgriEdge seed dealers and can be downloaded from the web at www.agriedge.com.
Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2006 were approximately $8.1 billion. Syngenta employs around 21,000 people in over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at www.syngenta.com.