This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Jan 18, 2005.
Basel, Switzerland, 17January 2005
Syngenta announced today that its leading fungicide BRAVO® has received full registration for use on wheat in Germany. BRAVO® offers farmers a unique solution for controlling the fungal disease Septoria, including strains that other treatments do not fully control. The registration allows for early season application, which is most effective for the control of Septoria
BRAVO® will be offered as a single product and in combination with AMISTAR®, the broadest spectrum cereal fungicide from Syngenta, as AMISTAR® OPTI PACK. BRAVO® is now registered in 61 countries on 107 crops. AMISTAR® OPTI is also sold in the UK.
BRAVO® and AMISTAR® OPTI PACK effectively address an increasingly severe problem faced by our customers, said John Atkin, Chief Operating Officer of Syngenta Crop Protection. BRAVO® and AMISTAR® OPTI PACK provide excellent disease control, yield benefits and a long-term strategy against Septoria resistance.
Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2003 were approximately $6.6 billion. Syngenta employs some 19,000 people in over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at www.syngenta.com.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.