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The Science of Seedcare

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Successful crop production starts with seeds, the essence of life. Today’s seeds offer a broad spectrum of varieties and traits that give undisputed advantages to the growers. Seed breeders and growers invest significant amounts of money into these technologies. Ensuring this investment is best protected while exposed in soil to diseases, insect pests, nematodes or abiotic stresses (eg. drought), seed treatments are critical to protect the genetic potential of high value seeds.

To address these challenges, Syngenta Seedcare offers an industry leading product portfolio based on its world-class research, product development and support capabilities. We call it a three-pillar offer P.A.S. (Products – Application – Services) which delivers value to our customers BEYOND SEED PROTECTION™:

 

01 Products - Broad range and innovative pipeline

Our innovative product range features combinations of multiple active ingredients, addressing the needs of growers as well as of seed companies, seed multipliers or retailers around the globe in all crops. Seeds and seed treatment technology come together before planting to form an integrated solution that offers plenty of benefits: early disease and pest protection, conveniently supplied in the seed bag, applied at low use rates, complementing the genetic resistance or tolerance against diseases and pests. This ensures a healthy, high yielding plant while a targeted and low-rate application provides minimal environmental impact.

 

02 Application - In-depth advice and support in application technology

A treated seed is the combination of genetics and seed-applied technologies. Only a high-quality application onto the seed ensures the desired in-field performance, while the impact to the seed company’s plant operations should be minimal. Syngenta Seedcare has incorporated these needs into Seedcare specific formulations and recommends customers with individual recipes that fulfil highest quality standards. Seedcare will help customers to assess and manage application quality, select the best application technology, provide seed biology and safety, conduct stewardship and training and provide product marketing support.

 

03 Services - Tailored customer-centric product marketing services

The seed business is a very time-sensitive operation, allowing little time between harvest, processing and treatment. Hence, we provide flexibility to our customers in planning and procurement processes. Our supply chain is set up for in-season response to customer demands. We also provide agronomic know-how and co-marketing support to create demand for the brands and their value towards growers.