Fields of Innovation showcases veg crops, technology, and emerging opportunities
19 August 2022, UK: Registration is open for the Syngenta Vegetable Seeds Fields of Innovation 2022, to be held on 27 – 29 September in Grootebroek, the Netherlands. The industry-pioneering event is hosted by Syngenta’s international breeders, product specialists and sales and marketing teams who are eager to welcome visitors.
Syngenta Vegetable Commercial Manager for UK, Ireland & Nodics, Kris Goen, highlighted that these visits are designed to help growers select the best varieties, based on agronomic solutions targeted to help overcome challenges related to pests and diseases, as well as soil health.
“Fields of Innovation presents the opportunity to be at the intersection of industry influence and product innovation,” she reported.
Dozens of varieties of many different crops are on show to discover what could make a difference for growers. On display:
- Heat and stress tolerant and pointed cabbage
- Syngenta’s first pointed savoy cabbage
- Mildew resistant onions
- Very-long-cycle cauliflower
- Superb squash varieties
- Baby leaf lettuce with an elongated shelf-life
- Green bean advancements
- New tasty, colorful sweetcorn hybrids
- Stemphylium with Peronospora resistant spinach varieties
- Award-winning iStem cauliflower
Get an inside look at Syngenta Research and Development
“Every great innovation starts somewhere, and at this year’s Fields of Innovation we’re excited to showcase our R&D Technology Centre,” enthused Kris Goen (below).
“Walk alongside our experts and scientists to learn more about how Syngenta uses biologicals, field sensing technology, and how desirable traits are integrated into modern varieties through back crossing,” she highlighted.
“On your biologicals tour, become well versed in how these tiny organisms are found everywhere in the world, with millions of different species.”
“Now, thanks to thorough research, they’re being used in agriculture for everything from nutrient optimization to pest management.”
Syngenta will also showcase the EDAPHLOG soil insect sensor and the Biodiversity Sensor to demonstrate the field’s soil health and overall diversity of ecosystems. “Soil is the foundation of the food system and 95% of the global food supply is grown in it. Now is the time to protect this degrading resource so future generations have reliable access to food. Discover how this information can be used to make more informed operational decisions,” advocated Kris.
“Finally, get your questions answered about how genetic advancements are made through breeding. Each year our breeders examine millions of different variety options to find only the best attributes to bring forward.
“Once these critical traits are discovered, they are integrated into today’s modern varieties. Syngenta’s state-of-the-art breeding capabilities mean growers have access to better products and solutions more quickly with a greater understanding of the plants than ever before.”
Anyone unable to attend in person can partake in a virtual experience that will still bring forward the knowledge transfer from the vegetable experts. Visit SyngentaVegetables.com for updates and behind-the-scenes information from the field.
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