Syngenta Seed Care announced that the first seed treatment insecticide for small-seeded vegetables has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on leafy vegetables. This superior new tool offers unparalleled protection against early-season sucking and chewing insects and will be available as a component of the FarMore(R) Technology platform.

The insecticide component of FarMore Technology, also available for use on cucurbit vegetables, delivers targeted protection against early-season insects including aphids, flea beetles, whiteflies (suppression) and leafminers in head, romaine and leaf lettuce only. In addition to exceptional insect protection, the FarMore Technology platform offers broad-spectrum, systemic and post-emergence disease protection against Fusarium, Pythium and Rhizoctonia. This enhanced insect and disease protection gets crops off to a healthy start and improves plant vigor which leads to more advanced crop development and superior performance, helping boost yield and quality.

"We are excited to offer leafy vegetable growers innovations such as the insecticide component of FarMore Technology," said Chad Shelton, crop manager, Syngenta Seed Care. "Syngenta Seed Care is at the forefront of discovering and developing game-changing technologies and solutions for the small-seeded vegetable producer that provide excellent return on investment potential."

FarMore Technology is a powerfully effective platform that fosters customized offerings for leafy vegetable growers, delivering top-notch protection and higher yield potential.

FarMore Technology is the first comprehensive and proprietary seed-delivered system that helps maximize vegetable production by enhancing performance and value. This seed protection system provides direct-seeded, small-seeded vegetable growers with consistent performance and improved seed technology to enhance seedling emergence, plant stand establishment, early-season vigor and plant health, and to protect yield potential.

Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 24,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our 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.

SOURCE: Syngenta.