Syngenta reminds growers to beware of discount products

Products from brands like Syngenta have a support system behind them unlike generic products.
Products from brands like Syngenta have a support system behind them unlike generic products. | File photo

While growers who want to have the best crops are between a rock and a hard place with lower commodity prices and tighter margins, Syngenta wants to remind them to be careful when they are considering alternatives.

“Research and development is one area where this value is reflected,” Jamie Eichorn, head of technical services at Syngenta, said. “It can take more than 10 years and $100 million to bring a branded product to market. Each year, Syngenta invests almost $1.4 billion in R&D and employs nearly 5,000 scientists around the globe to provide new, improved technologies for growers. In 2016 alone, Syngenta will bring 16 new products to the U.S. marketplace.”

Agronomist Tim Danberry from Crystal Valley Coop in Janesville, Minnesota, reminds growers that generic products are not required to list inactive ingredients in products. This means growers do not know exactly what is going into their fields and crops.

Products from brands like Syngenta have a support system behind them unlike generic products. The Syngenta brand includes local sales representatives, field agronomists and a technical support team.

“If you need help with a Syngenta product right away, you’ve got a whole support system to help,” Robert Templeton, a sales consultant with Crop Production Services in Sikeston, Missouri, said. “With generics, you’re on your own.”

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