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May 27, 2016

 

Syngenta launches new biological seed treatment
 
 


Syngenta has announced the launch of the EPIVIO™ brand family, a range of new biostimulants which address abiotic stresses through seed treatment, this month.

 

Over the last five years, the company has developed abiotic stress management testing capabilities to simulate drought, heat, cold and nutrient stresses.  Seed treatment products resulting from this R&D platform are now commercialised under the EPIVIOTM brand in combination with other Seedcare products to improve plant growth while addressing difficult-to-control pathogens, insects and nematodes.

 

EPIVIO products stimulate seedling development by providing micronutrients and biostimulant compounds to the plant and by activating soil microflora. The resulting natural symbiotic cycle leads to stress tolerant plants. Extensive field trials in Latin America have demonstrated yield benefits averaging 5% to soybean growers under a broad range of conditions.

 

Ioana Tudor, Syngenta's Global Head of - as well as through our focus on root health. We see soil productivity as a major new opportunity to make crops more efficient, stress tolerant and higher yielding"

 

First sales of EPIVIOwill take place this year in Brazil for soybean and in China for corn. EPIVIO will then be rapidly expanded to additional crops and geographies.

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