D&PL, Syngenta launch new cotton seed treatment

Delta and Pine Land Company will offer Avicta Complete Pak from Syngenta Crop Protection as one of its leading cotton seed treatments for the 2006 U.S. planting season.

A breakthrough in seed treatment technology, Avicta Complete Pak offers unique value-added benefits by providing enhanced protection against nematodes, insects and diseases.

“We are excited to offer cotton growers this most convenient and effective method of protection against all major early-season pests,” said Randy Dismuke, senior vice-president, Delta and Pine Land.

“Avicta Complete Pak is the first new nematode management option in more than 30 years, but it's more than a nematicide. It couples nematode management with very effective insect and disease protection provided on the seed from the moment it is put into the soil.

“Syngenta's Avicta Complete Pak protection along with D&PL's superior varieties will be an unbeatable combination for cotton farmers.”

Avicta Complete Pak is a combination of three separately registered products: Avicta seed treatment nematicide, Cruiser seed treatment insecticide and Dynasty CST seed-delivered fungicide. The immediate pest protection of Avicta Complete Pak aids in better root development, and in turn, a healthier crop with improved return on investment.

Avicta Complete Pak will be available in 2006 on all U.S. Delta and Pine Land Company varieties of cotton planting seed. Syngenta and D&PL have been partners in developing and commercializing novel biotechnology products for cotton since 2004.