Growers looking out for a broad range of pests may have finally found their binoculars. Syngenta announced today that the Syngenta Pest Patrol program is expanding to offer more agronomic updates throughout the year, providing growers with valuable information that can help them maximize the yield potential of their crops. Previously offering updates on insect threats from May through September, Pest Patrol coverage will be available from February through December and cover a host of topics including field conditions, nematodes, weed control, and insect and disease pressures.
Syngenta Pest Patrol offers timely updates on pest pressure and treatment recommendations to growers and retailers through weekly audio updates accessible via the toll-free hotline (877-285-8525) or Website.
In addition, users can register to receive an SMS text message alert each time a new local update has been posted. With real-time pest alerts, growers can customize their pest management plans to fit the conditions in their specific region. Midwestern updates will focus on soybean pests, while Southern updates will cover all relevant crops.
With the expansion, the Pest Patrol program welcomes additional Syngenta agronomists to provide year-round insight and updates throughout the Midwest and South.
“Syngenta is excited to expand the Pest Patrol program in 2013,” said Chris Cook, head of agronomy, Syngenta. “We believe extending the program length, and adding alerts about disease and weed pressure will only increase the value of an already effective resource for growers who desire to stay ahead of pest pressures to ensure their crops reach their full yield potential.”
For more information about Pest Patrol services in your region, visit www.SyngentaPestPatrol.com.