Wise Investments Can Help Produce Better Yields

Crop inputs, such as fungicides, are often a winning proposition, even during a period of low commodity prices.
Christian Lippuner
Christian Lippuner
Like all complex industries, agriculture sometimes defies logic. Saving more and investing less in crop inputs may seem to make the most sense for growers when commodity prices are low. But at the end of the season, the opposite approach may generate more revenue on farms.

Take disease management for example. Once considered optional for many crops outside fruits and vegetables, fungicides—particularly the most recent technologies—can give corn, soybean and cereal growers a potential three-to-one return on investment. Given today’s market environment, maximizing yield is core for growers, and the right fungicide can help them do just that.

“Given today’s market environment, maximizing yield is core for growers, and the right fungicide can help them do just that.”

Christian Lippuner
At Syngenta, our deep-rooted passion for agriculture and knowledge of crop-protection chemistry are driving an unprecedented wave of disease-control innovations—many of which are showcased on this website. The Solatenol® fungicides—including Trivapro® in row crops and Elatus® in peanuts and potatoes—made their full-season debuts in 2016. On farms across the country, these products, which are like nothing growers have seen before, are demonstrating their exceptional, long-lasting value in managing yield-reducing diseases. Syngenta simultaneously debuted the Orondis® fungicides, which offer a new mode of action for controlling oomycete-caused diseases in vegetables, potatoes and tobacco.

With disease pressure expected to remain high and premix formulations now available for most of our key brands, the value and convenience of the Syngenta fungicide portfolio have never been greater. And neither has the potency of our pipeline. As described in one article, our 2017 Grow More Experience sites will give visitors an in-field preview of our next step in disease control—Adepidyn® fungicide. Upon registration, Syngenta will market the formulations of this remarkable new active ingredient under the Miravis® fungicide product line.

Growers are more likely to produce better yields with wise investments. @SyngentaUS

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Other articles cover topics beyond fungicides that could greatly affect an agribusiness or farm. Always keeping a pulse on the future, we’re exploring how the alpha-amylase enzyme of Enogen® corn will impact the biofuel and animal feed markets, why the 2016 election will likely influence agricultural policy moving forward, and what life on the farm is expected to look like in 30 years.

Of course, the outlook for 2017 is more settled. We already know that the low prices for crops, including corn, soybeans and wheat, are headwinds growers and resellers will continue to face this season. But we at Syngenta are ready to support our customers with the products, services and solutions that can lead to a productive and successful tomorrow.