Our Specialty crops business is focused on crop protection in more than 40 high-value crops around the world. Specialty crop growers often have limited access to new technology, as individually their markets are too small to justify substantial research and development investment. We bring Syngenta’s broad portfolio of crop protection technology to these smaller market sectors by assessing new active ingredients for their applicability to specialty crops.
Broad crop protection technology footprint and breadth
Recent launches: ELATUS™, REFLECT®, DYNALI®, AMPLIGO®, DURIVO®, VIBRANCE®
Commercial ramp-up of sustainability-based solutions
Apple growers can face a challenge in exporting to some European countries. Supermarkets, especially in Germany, demand high-quality fruit with minimum pesticide residue levels that are even lower than European Union requirements.
Syngenta has responded with the Fruit Quality Contract (FQC). In 2015, we began working with seven grower groups in Poland. We provide growers with training and customized advice on crop protection using fast-degrading active ingredients. Residue levels are met, and growers gain access to attractive markets.
The goal for 2016 is to scale up to 3,000 hectares of apple orchards in Poland.