Syngenta program saves money at planting

The Pair ‘em Up for Profit program from Syngenta Seed Care offers growers a per-unit rebate on the purchase of Avicta Complete Corn nematicide/insecticide/fungicide treated corn seed for every 10 units of CruiserMaxx Beans insecticide/fungicide treated soybean seed purchased.

This program pairs highly effective nematode, insect and disease protection for corn and proven insect and disease protection for soybeans while reducing a grower’s investment by $15 per unit of treated corn seed.

“Through the Pair ‘em Up for Profit rebate program we hope to offer corn and soybean growers the opportunity to try the latest seed treatment technology on corn while using the market-leading seed treatment for soybeans, all while producing higher yields at harvest,” said Mark Jirak, crop manager, Syngenta Seed Care. “Avicta Complete Corn and CruiserMaxx Beans, two of the marketing-leading seed treatments for corn and soybeans, respectively, offer immediate protection against early-season pests and work to optimize genetic yield potential from day one.”

Any corn and soybean grower purchasing a minimum quantity of 100 units of CruiserMaxx Beans treated seed in the United States qualifies to take advantage of the program. For every 10 units (either 50 pound or 140,000 seeds) of CruiserMaxx Beans treated soybean seed growers will receive a $15 rebate on one unit (80k) of Avicta Complete Corn treated seed.

To receive a rebate, growers must send an invoice or receipt, dated prior to June 4, 2010 showing payment for CruiserMaxx Beans treated soybean units and Avicta Complete Corn treated corn units along with a redemption form to Syngenta.

For a redemption form, growers can contact their local Syngenta sales representative , their corn and soybean seed dealer or go to

CruiserMaxx Beans is an insecticide and fungicide seed treatment combination that protects soybeans against harmful seed- and foliar-feeding insects, including soybean aphid, bean leaf beetle, seedcorn maggot and wireworm. CruiserMaxx Beans also offers early-season protection against all major seed- and soil-borne fungal disease pathogens such as Pythium, early-season Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, seed-borne Sclerotinia, seed-borne Phomopsis and general seed rots. In addition to providing superior pest protection, CruiserMaxx Beans also has shown the ability to improve plant stands, plant vigor, speed to canopy and ultimately yields.

Avicta Complete Corn, a combination of Avicta seed treatment nematicide, Cruiser seed treatment insecticide and Apron XL, Maxim XL and Dynasty seed treatment fungicides, helps guard against damage from early-season pests that can inhibit emergence, plant stand, plant health and ultimately yield potential. Avicta Complete Corn provides immediate protection against all major nematodes causing yield loss on corn.

The insecticide component in Avicta Complete Corn is an increased rate of Cruiser (0.50 mg ai/seed), a systemic seed treatment insecticide, which offers better activity and longer residual for more consistent early-season protection against a broad spectrum of troublesome insect pests including wireworm, chinch bug, seedcorn maggot, southern corn leaf beetle and corn flea beetle. Additionally, Avicta Complete Corn boasts the most robust seed treatment fungicide package on the market to protect corn seedlings against seed- and soil-borne disease pathogens, including Alternaria, Fusarium, Cladosporium, Rhizoctonia and Pythium.

For more information about the Pair ‘em Up for Profit program, CruiserMaxx Beans or Avicta Complete Corn, go to or contact your local Syngenta Seed Care representative.