Syngenta develops new nematicide and fungicide technology platform
12:03 PM | May 7, 2020 | Natasha Alperowicz
Syngenta has unveiled a new technology platform brand, called Tymirium. The novel nematicide and fungicide technology is under development for both seed- and soil-applied uses. Based on the active ingredient cyclobutrifluram, Tymirium technology provides long-lasting protection against a broad spectrum of nematode pests and diseases across all major crops and geographies, Syngenta says.
The first launches of Tymirium technology-based products are planned for Latin America in 2021–22. Further registrations across a broad range of crops world-wide are expected over the next five years.
Nematodes not only attack crops but also open a path to further fungal infection. Tymirium technology offers control of both nematodes and soil-borne diseases, especially Fusarium species, the company says. By protecting the root mass, the technology plays a critical part in enabling no-tillage and conservation-tillage practices.
Jon Parr, president/global crop protection, said, “We are investing significantly in soil health at Syngenta, and the development of the Tymirium technology is a major step forward in this space. It will give farmers the freedom to maximize their yields without having to compromise on sustainability.”