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Syngenta Pest Patrol program back for 10th season of timely insect alerts

  • Program provides continued support in fight against insects
  • Strong relationships between Syngenta and entomologists drive success
  • Growers who sign up receive timely text message alerts
GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, April 3, 2018 – Syngenta brings back the popular Pest Patrol program for a 10th consecutive season. Since 2009, Pest Patrol alerts have connected growers and consultants with university entomologists through in-season insect alerts that help ensure timely decisions about pest management.

“The longevity and reliability of this program is a testament to the committed efforts from our university entomologists. They work all season to supply up-to-date management tactics in the fight against insects across the South coast,” said Ann Rengel, communications lead, Syngenta. “This commitment to the growers, who wait eagerly for valuable pest information, is what drives the success of the Pest Patrol program.”

Pest Patrol enables participants to access pest alerts on the go via a mobile site, as well as at home or work through a traditional website. Visitors can subscribe to receive text message alerts from leading pest experts across nine Southern states. 

Visitors simply select a state to view expert profiles and pest updates for local areas. To be notified when new updates are posted, visitors can sign up to receive text message alerts by:

1.    Registering online at, or via text message by texting the corresponding short-code word listed in the table below to 97063.


University or Region

Short-code Word

Blayne Reed

Texas A&M University – Plainview


Stephen Biles

Texas A&M University – Port Lavaca


David Kerns

Texas A&M University - Blacklands


Sebe Brown

Louisiana State University


Angus Catchot

Mississippi State University


Gus Lorenz

University of Arkansas


Jeremy Greene

Clemson University


Dominic Reisig

North Carolina State University


Phillip Roberts

University of Georgia


Ron Smith

Auburn University


Scott Stewart

University of Tennessee


2.    Replying upon receipt of a confirmation text with the letter “Y" to complete registration.
3.    Repeating steps 1 and 2 for each entomologist from whom they wish to receive updates.

The locally recorded updates offer timely insights about field conditions, pest threats and treatment recommendations. The recordings give growers and consultants more information to formulate pest-management plans and help retailers anticipate what Syngenta insecticides are needed in the field. Staying ahead of pests can help growers realize improved yield and quality.

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Media Contacts:
Ann Rengel

Redmond Millerick

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