Syngenta Obtains Regulatory Approvals For Axial(TM) In North America

Jan 24, 2006, 00:00 ET from Syngenta International AG

    BASEL, Switzerland, Jan. 24  /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta announced
 today that its new cereal herbicide, Axial, has received registrations in
 Canada and the US. It will be launched in these two of the world's five
 leading cereal markets for the 2006 season, as well as in the UK where the
 product obtained registration last September.  Axial is expected to achieve
 peak global sales of at least $150 million annually.
     "Axial, provides outstanding control of a broad spectrum of grass weeds in
 wheat and barley and offers unprecedented crop safety," says John Atkin, Chief
 Operating Officer of Syngenta Crop Protection.
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 agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a
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 market. Sales in 2004 were approximately $7.3 billion.  Syngenta employs some
 20,000 people in over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock
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