Syngenta Announces Global Introduction of Novel Seed Treatment Fungicide Vayantis

New fungicide is for corn, soybeans, canola, oilseed rape, and cereals.

Syngenta has announced the global introduction of Vayantis, a new fungicide seed treatment mode of action for growers of corn, soybeans, canola, oilseed rape, and cereals.

Vayantis contains picarbutrazox, a new active ingredient developed by Nippon Soda, which has partnered with Syngenta Seedcare on bringing Vayantis to market.

Vayantis provides outstanding control of diseases such as Pythium and Phytophthora to ensure better germination, stronger stand establishment, and higher yields, say Syngenta officials.

In tackling Pythium particularly, farmers will be able to adopt reduced or no-tillage cropping systems to protect the soil and avoid having to replant, say Syngenta officials.

“Picarbutrazox, with its novel mode of action, will strengthen Syngenta’s leading Pythium control portfolio Mefenoxam and Azoxystrobin technology,” said Michiel De Jongh, Syngenta Seedcare global head, in a Syngenta news release. “It will offer growers even more choices to control early seedling diseases to an unmatched level by ensuring stand uniformity with strong and healthy plant growth right from the start. Vayantis will be used in combination with Apron (fungicide) to complement genetic tolerance or even resistance in specific crops.”

First product registrations of the product are expected in the United States and Canada in 2020.

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