Syngenta has launched in Brazil a Monitoramento de Alvos application for crops. With a few gestures on a smartphone, the application enables users to monitor their entire property, register the number and types of plagues they've identified following infestations, and generate a report on the data associated with the plot.
Syngenta also provides a monitoring map of plague pressure in Brazil, which can be accessed through the website Crop without Plagues – www.lavourasempraguas.com.br, where producers, researchers, and other interested parties can follow the data collected in the field. This map is also linked to the application.
Available for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS, the application issues real-time alerts when the level of plagues requires urgent attention and allows access to data on the solutions and technologies available to combat these plagues.
When accessing the application for the first time, it is necessary to list the property plots through georeferencing and include the type and volume of the observed plagues.
"By betting on tools like this, directed at the strategic management of plagues, allowing coffee growers to protect their crop and achieve the current yields, Syngenta remains aligned with one of its pillars guaranteeing A Good Growth Plan, through our Sustainable Agriculture plantation,” noted Fernando Zinsly, insecticide portfolio manager at Syngenta. “As important as the technology is for its correct positioning, the application is also a strategic tool that guides producers on correct application times,” added Zinsly.
André Savino, marketing head at Syngenta, emphasized that “the coffee bean is a strategic crop for Syngenta, which is dedicated to working at all stages. The Voliam Targo insecticide makes our portfolio even more complete, offering the producer more convenience and better performance in crop management.”