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Tuesday, November 24 2020 - 19:00
Syngenta Crop Protection announces launch of Spiropidion: a new insecticide active ingredient
BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    -- Spiropidion is an innovative new technology that can be used to 
       protect a wide array of crops from some of the most damaging, and 
       difficult to control, sucking pests 
    -- Spiropidion is safe to pollinators and beneficial insects, providing 
       farmers with an important new tool in Integrated Pest Management 
       (IPM) programs, in line with Syngenta's ongoing commitment to 
       develop innovative and sustainable products 

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

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

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

"We are excited to offer farmers a new active ingredient that provides more 
targeted protection against some of the most difficult and damaging sucking 
pests. The best way I can describe this new innovation is that it's kind to 
nature but hard on pests!" said Jon Parr, President Global Crop Protection at 
Syngenta. "Spiropidion is another clear example of how we are accelerating 
investment to deliver plant health innovations that support farmers, across the 
world, to grow productively and sustainably."

The first global registration of a formulated product containing Spiropidion 
was obtained in Guatemala in September 2020, where the product will be marketed 
under the brand name ELESTAL(R) Neo in the coming months. Planned launches of 
Spiropidion containing formulations also include Paraguay and Pakistan in 2021, 
and Brazil in 2023 (pending registrations). 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.

About Syngenta 

Syngenta is one of the world's leading agriculture companies, comprising of 
Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds. Our ambition is to help safely 
feed the world while taking care of the planet.  We aim to improve the 
sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and 
innovative crop solutions. Our 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 is 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. To 
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Media Relations  
Head Crop Protection External Communications
Anna Bakola
+32 488 43 94 85 

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