lwater From the Field to the Web

New agronomy blog, The Dirt on Seeds, goes local to give growers local insights from across the country

MINNETONKA, MINN. — August 31, 2010 — Syngenta Seeds, Inc. has launched a new agronomy blog, TheDirtOnSeeds.com. This blog gives growers local insights from nine Syngenta agronomists representing nine regions across the country. Posts will cover a broad range of corn producing states, including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

In addition, unlike many other existing grower blogs, TheDirtOnSeeds.com encourages comments to posts that enable growers, farm managers, crop consultants and others involved in the industry to engage in an ongoing dialogue with each other and Syngenta agronomists.

“Syngenta prides itself on the relationships that we, as agronomists, have created with growers all across the country,” said Chris Cook, head of agronomy for Syngenta Seeds. “We hope this new blog will help strengthen and improve those relationships.”

American growers are increasingly going online to look for information to help them grow their operation. Syngenta Seeds is meeting this demand by bringing the expertise of the agronomy team, that has traditionally only been available in the field, and making it available online.

“We see a real need for more local discussions online on agronomic topics such as pest outbreaks, soil conditions and harvest yields, and that’s what The Dirt on Seeds is all about,” said Cook.

Readers can follow posts and discussions by topic or by region. For more information, visit TheDirtonSeeds.com. For more information on Syngenta Agronomy Research, click here or visit SyngentaSeeds.com