The concern Syngenta has about pesticide resistance extends to all aspects of prevention and management. The Syngenta effort involving research, development, and outreach includes, where appropriate:
Syngenta supports both the International and National Resistance Action Committees, involving Insecticides (IRAC), Fungicides (FRAC), and Herbicides (HRAC). Current Syngenta representatives on the national committees include Caydee Savinelli (IRAC), Gilberto Olaya and Allison Tally (FRAC), and Les Glasgow (HRAC).
- understanding the
mechanisms of resistance to our products
- monitoring of pest
populations where resistance is occurring or has potential to occur
- considering the
research data from other parts of the world
- developing resistance
management strategies based on in-house knowledge
- coordination with
universities and government agencies
- participation on
resistance action committees
- including guidelines
on how to prevent and manage resistance on our pesticide labels and
literature, and in training programs
The Syngenta Customer
Resource Center provides on-going support for inquiries from our various
stakeholders (sales reps, growers, retailers, applicators, consultants,
agencies, etc.) involving product uses, label clarification, product properties,
performance, and environmental stewardship. If, for example, an applicator
is concerned about poor herbicide performance and suspects weed resistance,
the Customer Resource Center will rule out other causes before having
seed collected and sent to the Syngenta Vero Beach Research Center to
be screened for resistance.
The following pages
contain the Syngenta approach to the prevention and management of pest
resistance for some of our important crop protection products. It is a
customized approach, and therefore each active ingredient is discussed
separately, with important general principles highlighted along the way.
Always follow specific directions on the label.