Syngenta Introduces 19 New NK Soybean Products

Syngenta Introduces 19 New NK Soybean Products

• NK® brand soybeans consistently deliver excellent yield
• Offers soybean growers industry-leading disease and pest protection
• Two new varieties include the Aphid Management System™ technology

Syngenta in North America has released 19 new NK brand soybean products for the 2012 growing season. The new varieties provide growers with increased options to maximize yield under a variety of growing conditions and soil types.

“Syngenta is excited to expand our portfolio of NK brand soybeans with proven genetics that consistently deliver excellent yield,” said Tracy Mader, head of soybeans at Syngenta. “For three years running, NK brand soybeans have delivered up to a 6 bu/A advantage twice as often as competitor products1 – that’s the NK Advantage at work.”

Developed from the largest and most advanced germplasm pool in the soybean industry, the new products provide superior, bred-in insect and disease protection against pests such as Soybean Cyst Nematode and Root Knot Nematode and diseases ranging from Phytophthora Root Rot, Sudden Death Syndrome and Iron Deficiency Chlorosis to Frogeye Leaf Spot, Brown Stem Rot and Southern Stem Canker. The new varieties include selections for relative maturities ranging from very early 0.09 to very late 7.4.

Syngenta’s AMSTM (Aphid Management SystemTM) technology is in two of the new products. AMS technology combines elite NK brand soybean genetics with resistance to soybean aphids, supported by CruiserMaxx® Beans insecticide/fungicide seed treatment to protect against aphids. Research trials show that AMS technology has been proven to increase yields by up to 5.4 bu/A in sites with severe aphid infestation and reduce aphid populations by 86 percent.2 These new AMS products have relative maturities of 1.2 and 1.7 and will expand the AMS offerings to the northern reaches of the aphid infestation area.

For additional convenience, NK brand soybeans and custom seed treatment options including CruiserMaxx Beans seed treatment are available through many of the locations with the TruBulk® seed delivery system. All NK brand soybeans are available through your local Garst® or Golden Harvest® dealer or NK retailer. For more information, visit www.nksoybeans.com.

About Syngenta
Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 26,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to www.syngenta.com.

08.30.2011