Soybean growers now have access to an organic mode of action to protect their crop from nematodes – as well as other pests – as part of an agreement between Bayer CropScience LP and Monsanto Co. As part of the deal, Monsanto will have the right to market Poncho/VOTiVO on seeds of its Asgrow soybean brand, Channel brand and regional brands, as well as sell the product through its seed distributors, which include many independent seed companies in the United States. By combining innovative plant protection products and state-of-the-art formulations, BASF Seed Treatment produces advanced seed improvement products that guarantee healthy seeds that would develop into healthy crops. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC AND SALINAS, APPROXIMATELY, 10 YEARS. „This combination will help soybean growers have the best protection against nematodes and early-yielding insects.“ Acceleron Seed Treatment Products with Poncho/VOTiVO offers protection against white sprouts, seed corn, soybean blades and overwintering bean beetles, as well as protection from nematodes, including soybean nematodes. Poncho/VOTiVO also complements genetic resistance to nematodes in soybeans. Valagro, a leading company in the production and marketing of biostimulants and special nutrients, has signed an agreement with Syngenta, a leading agricultural company, for the supply of biostimulants for seed treatment. The global agreement combines both companies` seed treatment expertise with Syngenta`s phytosanitary leadership and Biostimulant technology to produce innovative products that improve plant delivery and nutrient absorption, especially under conditions of abiotic stress, and improve performance. With this agreement, Syngenta will launch EPIVIO™ Energy in 2018, which initially focuses on corn and sunflower crops to manage abiotic stress that can reduce crop yields. Valagro and Syngenta will aim to make the most of science and technology to meet the needs of farmers by providing them with an increasingly innovative, efficient and comprehensive range of solutions to ensure the productivity and sustainability of agriculture. „In theory, the final royalty system is fine on paper, but if no one gets their supplies from it, including grain farmers, it`s not going anywhere.