Syngenta redesigns Pest Patrol website for optimal user experience

Enables visitors to access updates about current/anticipated pest pressures from leading experts. Offers optimized mobile and desktop experiences. Sign up to receive text message alerts

Syngenta has launched a redesigned Pest Patrol website (www.syngentaus.com/PestPatrol), enabling growers to access pest alerts on-the-go via a mobile site, as well as through an easier-to-navigate desktop site. Visitors can also subscribe to receive text message alerts when new updates from leading experts across 10 Southern states are posted to the site.

“For years, Pest Patrol alerts have complemented on-farm scouting and helped growers and consultants make more timely decisions about pest management,” said Ann Rengel, marketing communications lead, Syngenta. “With streamlined mobile access and the redesigned website, getting this information just became even easier.”

Visitors simply select a state to view expert profiles and pest updates for local areas. To be notified when new updates are posted, visitors can sign up to receive text message alerts by:

1. Registering online at www.syngentaus.com/PestPatrol, or via text message by texting the corresponding short-code word listed in the table below to 97063.

Entomologist

University or Region

Short Code Word

Blayne Reed

Texas A&M University – Plainview

pestpat1

Stephen Biles

Texas A&M University – Port Lavaca

pestpat2

David Kerns

Texas A&M University – Blacklands

pestpat03

Sebe Brown

Louisiana State University

pestpat4

Angus Catchot

Mississippi State University

pestpat5

Gus Lorenz

University of Arkansas

pestpat6

Jeremy Greene

Clemson University

pestpat7

David Langston, Sally Taylor

Virginia Tech

pestpat8

Dominic Reisig

North Carolina State University

pestpat9

Phillip Roberts

University of Georgia

pestpat10

Ron Smith

Auburn University

pestpat11

Scott Stewart

University of Tennessee

pestpat12

2. Replying to the confirmation text they receive by texting the letter “Y” to complete registration.

3. Repeating steps 1 and 2 for each entomologist from whom they wish to receive updates.

The locally recorded updates offer timely insights about field conditions, pest threats and treatment recommendations. The recordings give growers and consultants more information to formulate pest-management plans and help retailers anticipate what chemicals, such as Besiege insecticide, Boundary 6.5 EC herbicide and Quadris Top SBX fungicide, are needed in the field. Staying ahead of pests can help growers realize improved yield and quality.

For more information about Pest Patrol, visit www.syngentaus.com/PestPatrol.

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