Focus On Fruit for 11/18/21

Heather Ambuehl with Syngenta talks about options available to the tree fruit industry to help stave off losses while in storage. Listen to our original conversation about storage loss HERE. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Focus On Fruit for 10/28/21

What kind of issues do the tree fruit industry face after harvest? Syngenta’s Heather Ambuehl takes a look at some of the most pressing issues growers and packers need to watch out for once the fruit is off the tree.

Tekoa, WA Native Wins National Ag Scholarship

Syngenta Group is helping to send six Ag focused college students through its 2021 Accelerating a Generation Syngenta Scholarship Program. Six students from across the U.S. were awarded a $2,500 scholarship each. One of those winners calls the Pacific Northwest home, Elise Wilkins is from Tekoa, WA. “I wasn’t sure if I was going to […]

AP Illiad “The Best Of Both Worlds”

Wheat growers, as you look ahead to next year, you may be searching for a new variety after the struggles of 2021. Riley Hille with AgriPro said this fall, their newest variety AP Illiad moves into full production. She added that they really hit their stride with this soft white winter variety. “Kind of the […]

Syngenta Rolls Out New Seed Treatment To Help PNW Cereal Growers

Earlier this spring, Syngenta received EPA approval for their newest seed treatment fungicide to help cereal growers in the Pacific Northwest. David Belles with Syngenta said Trebuset will benefit growers in the fight against Fusarium. “This will be used in combination with our other seed treatments such as Sedaxane, Vibrance,  Varaxatonea and Dividend Extreme.  And […]

Ag Businesses Report Favorable First Quarter Earnings

Earning reports topped headlines on Wall Street this week, and agriculture businesses seem to be doing well. Syngenta reported first-quarter sales of $7.1 billion, up 20% year over year. BASF reported first-quarter sales were up 16 percent, to 19.4 billion euros, or $23.52 billion. AGCO reported sales for the first quarter were approximately $2.4 billion, […]

Syngenta Rolls Out New Wheat Seed Variety For PNW

Syngenta is out with a new AgriPro wheat seed variety that company officials say will help with consistent performance. In early-September, Syngenta announced AP Venom, an AgriPro brand hard Red Spring Wheat that has been tested for both spring and falling plantings. Riley Hille with AgriPro said AP Venom is an excellent example of the top-performing […]

How Can Technology Help Ag Retailers?

Innovative technologies have revolutionized some of the oldest farming practices, including scouting and pest management, and are reshaping the future of agriculture. Peyton Merriam, Syngenta Digital Ag Solutions Marketing Lead, said drone technology can empower retailers to better support their customers by helping them save time in the field and make more precise decisions. “Lots […]

Syngenta Named Top Ag Employer in 2019

A Science Magazine survey names Syngenta as one of the world’s leading biotech employers – and the top agriculture employer.  The 2019 Science Careers Top Employers Survey ranked Syngenta ten out of 20 top employers in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and pharmaceutical and related industries.  This marks the tenth year of recognition by the global survey.   […]

A Variety Of Digital Careers Remain Open In Ag

Syngenta, like many other companies in the Ag industry, works every day to help growers apply digital solutions to real-world problems.  Technical data analyst Kelly Bumpus, grew up on a farm in the South, and she uses her background to turn that effort into results.   “In my current role in digital ag solutions, I […]