Syngenta Territory Sales Manager Paul Brown and Solutions Development Manager Jason Sabeeney hosted a field visit for local agronomists to Syngenta’s product development trial sites.
The trials showcased a number of new products that will be commercially available in 2017, as well as exciting new chemistry set for future release.
On display was Syngenta’s new pre-emergent cereal herbicide for wheat, Arcade.
A range of industry standards were also showcased.
The visit gave those who make crop protection decisions a firsthand look at the product performing in the field.
It was also a chance to see how it might fit locally; in terms of local weed control, local use patterns and in local growing conditions.
“Basically, seeing is believing, and I think we achieved this on the day,” Mr Sabeeney said.
“We put on these types of events to provide the required knowledge to these agronomists so that they can build confidence in the product and ensure they have a good understanding of how the product works and where it fits into the program.”
Arcade is a new pre-emergent herbicide from Syngenta containing 800 g/L Prosulfocarb that provides control of Annual Ryegrass in cereals.
It is a Group J (Thiocarbamate) herbicide which offers growers an alternative mode of action for resistance management.
“It makes a great mixing partner and when used at a rate of 3 L/ha it will provide robust control of Annual Ryegrass in wheat.,” Mr Sabeeney said.
“All in all, it was a great day out and we thank those that attended for coming along.
“We are looking forward to bringing this new chemistry and product to the market in 2017 and continue to give you a ‘first look’ through these types of events.”