Syngenta's Integrated Productivity Program increases corn yield by 25% in Brazil
Dec. 8, 2016
Created with the proposal of pushing Brazilian farmers to achieve new yield indexes, Syngenta introduced the Integrated Productivity Program, which relies on the participation of 1,500 producers of second corn crops in Brazil. The best yield crops achieved average results of 138 bags (of 60 kilograms each) per hectare against the national average of 75 bags per hectare.
The strong results of the participants were assisted by the integrated solutions Granotop and Integrare Milho. The first involved linking producers to cooperatives and had a focus beyond productivity increases. Specific requirements for grain quality were set for crops destined for use by industries. Developed after a long period of study conducted in partnership with the University of Santa Maria, the Granotop solution was integrated with a hybrid, technologies, and procedures that aim to enhance the grain quality for better flavor under the farm-to-table concept.
The Integrare Milho solution, which involves dealerships and very similar protocols to the other solutions, also enables higher yields through various procedures and the technical assistance of Syngenta professionals.
"It is important to highlight that the application of Syngenta Integrated Solutions has the goal of enabling higher yields while using fewer resources and inputs, taking care of the environment, and ensuring that the producers involved receive guidance on the correct application procedure, which is totally aligned with the pillars of our Sustainable Agriculture Plan, The Good Growth Plant,” stated William Weber, marketing manager of the company's southern unit.
The total area managed by the current edition of the system is 93 hectares of the second corn crop in the states of Paraná (mostly in the western region) and Mato Grosso do Sul. “Our goal is that next year, we will double this surface area,” remarked Weber.
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