Product Stewardship

Product Stewardship

Protecting the environment and human health is as important as controlling agricultural pests and weeds.  Product stewardship programs help to train farmers and applicators in the safe and responsible use of crop protection solutions.

Syngenta is a global leader in product stewardship and we are committed to supporting Australian growers and applicators to ensure the safe and optimal use, and disposal, of our products.

In Australia, we have a number of initiatives, partnerships and resources in place to equip growers and applicators with a deep understanding of how to get the best performance out of our products while minimising potential risks.

Product Technotes

Our Product Technotes provide easy-to-understand guidance on the safe handling and use of our products, helping growers and applicators get the most out of their crop protection investment while minimising potential risks. 

Our Product Technotes are available on the respective product page in our Product Catalogue.

Online stewardship training program

Our online stewardship training modules, QUEST, offers the latest technical, safety and application advice on key Syngenta products.

drumMUSTER partnership

We are a strong supporter of drumMUSTER, Australia’s national program for the collection and recycling of cleaned eligible crop protection drums.  All of Syngenta’s eligible containers display the drumMUSTER logo, meaning that, once triple rinsed, growers can deliver them for recycling at over 700 drumMUSTER locations across the country.

Stewardship training partnership

We work in close partnership with leading training organisations including ChemCert Australia and Agsafe to ensure that key stewardship information is integrated into industry training courses.  These partnerships help to ensure that the growers using our crop protection solutions are properly trained and accredited, expanding the reach of our stewardship initiatives.

Paraquat test kits

We provide test kits and treatment guides to hospitals across the country to assist medical staff in diagnosing and treating paraquat exposure incidents.

To arrange for a test kit and treatment guide to be sent to your hospital, please email or call 1800 022 035.