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Syngenta Unveils Launch of Spiropidion, New Insect Control Technology

Syngenta is proud to unveil Spiropidion, an innovative new insect control technology which will help farmers protect their crops against damaging sucking pests in an efficient and environmentally sustainable manner.

Pritam Kashyap

Syngenta is proud to unveil Spiropidion, an innovative new insect control technology which will help farmers protect their crops against damaging sucking pests in an efficient and environmentally sustainable manner. 

Spiropidion is safe to natural beneficial insects and pollinators, offering farmers a latest tool for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. Sucking pests like aphids, whiteflies, and scales, devastate high-value fruit and vegetables like tomatoes, oranges and melons, also important arable crops like cotton and soybean. 

This insecticide is that the result of chemistry-driven innovation within a rare class of insecticides that helps crops from the within, protecting the entire plant body from the attack of damaging sucking pests, thereby securing crop quality, yields and  therefore the livelihood of farmers.  

Jon Parr, President Global Crop Protection at Syngenta said, “We are excited to offer farmers a latest active ingredient that gives more targeted protection against some of the most difficult and damaging sucking pests.” 

The first global registration of a formulated product containing Spiropidion was obtained in Guatemala in September 2020, where the product will be going to be marketed under the brand name ELESTAL Neo within the coming months. 

Planned launches of Spiropidion containing formulations also include Paraguay and Pakistan in 2021, and Brazil in 2023. In the European Union, regulatory submission is anticipated for 2022-2023. Future launches across a broad range of crops in more than 60 countries across all continents are expected in the next six years, with peak sales estimated above $400 million. 

Syngenta is one of the world's leading agriculture companies, comprising of Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds. Their ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet.  They aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world-class science and innovative crop solutions. Syngenta technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds are part of Syngenta Group with 49,000 people in more than 100 countries and are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to accelerating innovation for farmers and nature, striving for carbon-neutral agriculture, helping people stay safe and healthy and partnering for impact. 

SOURCE Syngenta 

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