Syngenta is a leading seed treatment supplier in main field crops and vegetables, with a portfolio of best in class chemicals and biologicals against diseases, insects and nematodes. The Syngenta seed treatment business is called Seedcare.
A healthy start sets the foundation for strong performance as plants grow. Seed treatments are chemical or biological substances applied to seeds or seedlings. They provide protection during the critical seed germination, seedling emergence and stand establishment stages, when seeds and emerging seedlings are unable to protect themselves against invasive pathogens and pests. As a result of this early season protection, plants treated with seed treatment have an advantage over untreated plants when it comes to realizing yield, quality and profit potential.
Seed treatment is a safe and modern technology that has become an inherent part of agriculture today. It has significantly less environmental impacts compared to foliar sprays. The targeted application of the crop protection product on the surface of a small seed effectively reduces the need to apply products over entire fields, which reduces potential off-target exposure of humans and animals.
||Main countries of use
||USA, France, Canada, Australia, UK, Italy
||Systemic seed treatment fungicide to control seed and soilborne diseases such as Pythium spp.- Phytophthora spp. and downy mildews on cotton, sunflower, soybeans, peas and many other crops.|
||USA, EU, Brazil
||Seed treatment nematicide|
|AVICTA™ Seed Treatment
AUSTRAL®, BERET®, LANDOR®*
|France, Germany, UK, Poland, Italy
||Broad-spectrum seed treatment fungicide for cereals and other crops. CELEST® is based on fludioxonil with its unique mode of action.|
||Biological seed treatment nematicide that offers soybean growers revolutionary control of soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Through its active ingredient Pasteuria nishizawae, an obligate parasite of the nematode, CLARIVA pn delivers a direct mode of action that is lethal to SCN.|
||Seed safener protects grain or forage sorghum to allow the use of DUAL and BICEP brand herbicides.|
|USA, Canada, Brazil, India, Italy, South Africa
||Neonicotinoid seed treatment insecticide based on thiamethoxam, for use against soil-dwelling and early season pests in a broad range of crops.|
|USA, Canada, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, Brazil, Italy
||A broad-spectrum, systemic seed treatment fungicide, based on difenoconazole, which is used in cereals, soybeans, sweet-corn, cotton and as combination partner with fludioxonil, metalaxyl-m and thiamethoxam in canola.|
||Broad-spectrum seed treatment fungicide for use in corn, cotton and peanuts. The main active ingredient is azoxystrobin.|
||Seed treatment insecticide for control of soil pests in a wide variety of crops.|
||Next-generation seed treatment insecticide that delivers long-lasting insect control both above and below the ground. |
||USA, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Canada
||Broad-spectrum seed treatment fungicide for potatoes, corn, soybeans, vegetables and other crops. MAXIM® is based on fludioxonil with its unique mode of action.|
Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Cuba, Czech. Republic Dominican Republic, France, Guatemala Italy, Poland, Uruguay and the USA,
|First Syngenta molecule developed specifically for seed treatment. In addition to broad spectrum disease control, it offers unique RootingPower™ resulting in stronger, healthier roots for higher crop productivity – right from the start. Worldwide field trials show higher and more consistent yields for all major crops. ||
Global Seedcare Institute
In addition to selling the seed treatment product solutions, Syngenta established a global network of Seedcare Institutes across the world. These institutes serve as center of excellence in product application, quality management, training, seed science and product support – for internal and mainly external customers.
Visit the Seedcare Institute page
Labels & Material Data Sheets
Are you looking for a specific product label or material safety data sheet? Contact your local Syngenta office which you can find under “Syngenta worldwide”.