BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at the 2005
British Crop Protection Congress (BCPC), Syngenta presented its new fungicide
active ingredient to agricultural experts. Mandipropamid, developed under the
code 446, controls late blight in potatoes and tomatoes as well as downy
mildew in vines and a number of vegetable crops.
Mandipropamid, the first derivative of the chemical class of mandelamide
fungicides, sets a new standard in performance: locking rapidly and tightly to
the leaf's waxy layer, it provides a highly effective, weatherproof and
long-lasting barrier to diseases.
"Mandipropamid is a significant innovation. This new technology further
strengthens our leading fungicide portfolio, which offers growers a complete
range of solutions to control plant disease," said John Atkin, Chief Operating
Officer, Syngenta Crop Protection. "Mandipropamid is one of eight new crop
protection products planned for launch by 2012."
Mandipropamid is scheduled for launch in 2007 and will be offered as
single formulation as well as in spray programs with other Syngenta brands,
including Ridomil Gold(R), Shirlan(R), Quadris Max(R) and Bravo(R). This new
compound will be marketed globally and peak sales are expected to exceed $100
Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable
agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a
leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds
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
exchange (SYNN) and in New York (NYSE: SYT). Further information is available
at http://www.syngenta.com .
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