Syngenta Crop Protection in North America announces development of new insecticide active ingredient, spiropidion
  • Regulatory submission planned for late 2022 in the U.S. and Canada
  • Innovative new technology protects a wide array of crops from some of the most damaging, and difficult to control, sucking pests
  • Safe for pollinators and beneficial insects, this active ingredient is an important new tool for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, Dec. 10, 2020 – Syngenta recently announced the global launch of spiropidion, an innovative new insecticide active ingredient. The technology will help farmers protect a broad range of crops against damaging and difficult-to-control sucking pests in a targeted, effective and environmentally sustainable manner.

In North America, Syngenta has entered into an agreement with Gowan Company L.L.C., a family-owned agricultural solutions business headquartered in Yuma, Arizona. Gowan has been granted an exclusive license to market and sell a patented spiropidion 300 SC formulation in the United States and Canada.

“Spiropidion is the result of our commitment to bring two new and sustainable active ingredients to the market every year,” said Jeff Cecil, head of marketing, Syngenta Crop Protection, North America. “Its development also reflects our deep understanding and anticipation of grower needs. We are pleased to be collaborating with Gowan to deliver this solution to the market.”


“Headquartered in the heart of America’s winter vegetable capital, we intimately understand the impact of crop protection products,” said Eric McEwen, head of marketing for Gowan in North America. “Our company is a recognized leader in integrated agricultural solutions, and we are proud to partner with Syngenta to help farmers increase production and profit through this active ingredient.”

Syngenta plans regulatory submissions for late 2022 in the U.S. and Canada and anticipates product launch by mid-decade. The first global registration of a formulated product containing spiropidion was obtained in Guatemala in September 2020. Over the next six years, product launches are expected in more than 60 countries.

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About Syngenta

Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.

About Gowan Company

Gowan Group is a global, family-owned agriculture solutions business headquartered in Yuma, Arizona, U.S.A. Gowan specializes in developing, marketing, and manufacturing global agriculture inputs such as crop protection products, seeds, and fertilizers. Gowan began in 1962 as a local crop consultancy business helping growers identify the right crop protection solutions to help their farms thrive. Today, Gowan has over 27 entities in 15 countries and sales in over 70 countries. Across the world, the Gowan Tribe strives to understand the needs of local markets and provide solutions to critical pest problems. Using sound science and the coordination of regulatory, marketing, and sales expertise, Gowan then brings products to market that are essential for growers. To learn more visit www.gowanco.com.

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