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Syngenta celebrates National Pollinator Week by showcasing industry product stewardship efforts

Celebration brings visibility to a variety of stakeholders that are helping protect pollinators

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, June 17, 2019 – Farmers nationwide are protecting their crops and pollinators, thanks to industry innovations and the observance of best-management practices by growers and applicators. In celebration of National Pollinator Week (June 17‒23), Syngenta is bringing awareness to a variety of individuals and organizations that champion pesticide product stewardship and help pollinators thrive.

Throughout the week of June 17, Syngenta will share videos on the SyngentaUS Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube channels highlighting people who are practicing pesticide product stewardship and the protection of pollinators. Those featured include a Syngenta seed treatment formulation expert whose efforts help reduce dust-off from treated seed and the leader of an aerial applicators organization whose members go to great lengths to protect pollinators.

“Efforts to continuously improve pesticide product stewardship are important to Syngenta,” said Caydee Savinelli, pollinator and IPM stewardship lead, Syngenta. “Our goal is to bring visibility to some of the lesser-known roles and facets of stewardship, while sharing real, tangible examples of how it is being practiced daily and how pollinators are benefiting.”

Coinciding with the growing season in the Midwest, the week-long celebration comes at a good time for reminding farmers to keep pollinators top-of-mind as they’re working in the fields. “As the 2019 growing season continues and farmers are making pesticide applications, the importance of observing best-management practices – including reading and following the product label – cannot be overstated,” said Savinelli. “Farmers care deeply about their environment and the health of pollinators, and we help them achieve the dual purpose of protecting their crops and pollinators.”

For more information about product stewardship, visit www.growingmatters.org. Join the conversation online – connect with Syngenta at Syngenta-us.com/social.

About Syngenta
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