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Monday, April 26, 2010

Syngenta showcases latest technologies in Rice Expo



Syngenta Philippines, Inc., (SPI) will open a "Rice Expo" on April 27 that will showcase the technologies and innovations available to farmers to help improve rice productivity in the country.


Dubbed "Syngenta technology: Paving the way to rice self-sufficiency," the exhibit will be open until May 1 at Syntech in Cabanatuan City.


The showcase aims to show the strength of Syngenta's new technology offers and also show other rice technologies available from partners like IRRI, PhilRice and CLSU.


"We want this to be more than just an agricultural exhibit… we want people to "experience" the science of agriculture by letting them hear, see, feel  and converse about the various technologies available for them.," Syngenta said in a statement.


The expo also aims to present Syngenta's technology platform on yield increase and quality of produce improvement, build confidence of the channel and value chain (e.g. rice millers, government, growers) on Syngenta's strong technology platform.


On the first day of the expo, the opening ceremony is expected to be attended by SPI employees, key accounts, retailers, influencers and stakeholders  like the Dept. of Agriculture, IRRI, PhilRice, members of the academe, Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority  and local government officials.


On Day 2 to 4  Provincial Agriculture Officers, Municipal Agriculture Officers, farmers and millers will arrive from the following: Day 2 - Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, and Pampanga; Day 3 –Pampanga, Cagayan, Isabela and Ilocos Norte, and; Day 4 –Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Oriental Mindoro and Camarines Sur.

Syngenta is particularly proud to feature the Armure, and Cruiser technology for rice which are among the main showcase in the Expo.

Armure is a fungicide that protects palay from sheath blight, sheath rot, dirty panicle and leaf spots. It helps the palay's flag leaf to stay green even if the grains are already ripe. It has been proven to increase yield by 10 percent to 20 %.

Cruiser is an insecticide that is used as seed treatment that protects rice plants against sucking pests at the plant's critical first month. It also thickens the palay's roots so that nutrients are more easily absorbed.

Find out more about Armure and Cruiser and other technology offers in the Rice Expo 2010.



Syngenta is one of the world's leading agricultural research and development companies with more than 25,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated its purpose: Bringing plant potential to life.  Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.

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