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Inspire Super MP Multipack Fungicide Receives Federal Registration for Pome Fruit Use

Fungicide protects pome fruit from scab, rusts, powdery mildew and other diseases

Greensboro, NC, USA, March 17, 2008 — Syngenta Crop Protection today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted federal registration of Inspire Super MP multipack fungicide for use on pome fruit against scab, rust, powdery mildew, sooty blotch and fly speck. This registration comes shortly after the registration of Inspire, a new fungicide brand from Syngenta containing the active ingredient difenoconazole. State registrations or specific crop and/or pest uses may still be pending in certain states. Check with your state regulatory agency to determine registration status.

For the 2008 use season, Inspire Super MP multipack will be offered as a copack of Inspire Super MP and Vangard® WG. Combining two powerful active ingredients, difenoconazole and cyprodinil, at robust rates provides pome fruit growers with easy-to-use packaging that will treat 10 acres per case. Inspire Super MP multipack offers pome fruit growers strong preventive and post-infection activity against diseases. Moving forward, Inspire and Inspire mixtures will be offered as premixes in easy-to-use packaging.

“Over two decades of use in 96 countries has proven difenoconazole to be one of the most powerful triazole fungicides available,” said David Laird, fungicide brand manager for Syngenta. “With active translaminar movement, it is quickly rainfast and provides strong residual control. Inspire Super MP multipack brings years of proven performance to pome fruit growers in the United States.”

“Syngenta prides itself in providing innovative products and solutions to improve crop yields and quality for growers,” said Laird. “Inspire products, like Inspire Super MP multipack, will not only provide superb disease control, but will serve as a valuable rotation partner with strobilurin fungicides.” Inspire Super MP multipack offers pome fruit growers broad-spectrum disease control with preventive and curative activity and works where straight sterol inhibitors are ineffective.


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 2007 were approximately $9.2 billion. Syngenta employs over 21,000 people in more than 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at www.syngenta.com.

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Mary DeMers, Syngenta Crop Protection
800-334-9481 or mary.demers@syngenta.com

Tiffany Coldron, Gibbs & Soell Inc., Public Relations
919-870-5718, ext. 3168 or tcoldron@gibbs-soell.com

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