Syngenta enhances cucurbit seed offerings with standard FarMore technology

FarMore treatments are used to enhance performance and quality

August 22, 2012

Effective in August, Syngenta began enhancing its cucurbit seed offerings with a standard on-seed application of FarMore Technology. All Syngenta squash, melon and open field cucumber seed sold in North America is being treated with FarMore Technology, which Syngenta says is the first comprehensive combination of separately registered seed protection products, proprietary application technologies and dedicated seed treatment services that maximize vegetable production value by enhancing performance and quality.

Cucurbit seed, including melon and squash varieties, receive a FarMore F300 treatment with FarMore FI400 available as an optional upgrade. Syngenta cucumber seed varieties, such as Diomede and Constable, are treated with FarMore FI400, a combination of three different but complementary fungicides providing early-season protection from diseases like Pythium, Fusarium and Rhizoctonia. The active ingredients mefenoxam (Apron XL fungicide), fludioxonil (Maxim 4FS fungicide) and azoxystrobin (Dynasty fungicide) combined with an insecticide component deliver a full range of early-season disease and pest protection.

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