Product stewardship is the responsible and ethical management of a pesticide product from its discovery through to its ultimate use and beyond.
Syngenta is a global market leader when it comes to product stewardship, and continues to support growers and applicators to grow their knowledge on the safe and optimal use of our products.
Our product stewardship resources are invaluable in equipping growers and applicators with a deeper understanding of how to optimise the performance of Syngenta’s products, while minimising potential risks.
Best practice guidelines on product stewardship
Syngenta’s Product Stewardship Technotes provide easy-to-understand guidance on the safe handling and use of our products, helping growers and applicators to get the most out of their crop protection investment, while minimising potential risks to the community, the environment or trade.
It is our way of contributing to a world-class industry by aiming to ensure customers know how to use our products in the way that is best for their crops and the surrounding environment. The Stewardship Programs are educational training programs, which offer the latest in technical, safety and application information, in the fields of Broadacre and Cotton.
Online stewardship training program
Our online stewardship training modules, including the Syngenta Academy Quest for Knowledge and the Broadacre Stewardship Program offer the latest in technical, safety and application advice on key Syngenta products.
The Broadacre Stewardship Program is a series of modules covering Syngenta products and application techniques used in Broadacre Crops. It includes a quiz at the end of each module. Upon completion ofthe program, participants receive a graduation certificate and reward. The program is open to all users of Syngenta's Broadacre Crop Protection Products.
To access these programs please contact Syngenta Crop Protection at firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners in stewardship
Syngenta is a strong supporter of drumMUSTER, Australia’s national program for the collection and recycling of cleaned eligible crop production drums. All of Syngenta’s eligible containers display the drumMUSTER logo, meaning that, once triple rinsed, growers can deliver them for recycling at over 700 drumMUSTER locations Australia wide.
Syngenta has also supported the establishment of ChemClear. ChemClear allows growers to responsibly dispose of any unwanted (and eligible) agricultural chemicals free-of-charge through its national collection service.
Syngenta works in close partnership with leading training organisations such as ChemCert and Agsafe to ensure that key stewardship information is integrated into industry training courses. These partnerships help to ensure that courses remain relevant and deliver genuine value to growers’ and distributors’ businesses.