As greenhouse and nursery growers, you face tough challenges every day. From management to training to scouting, you work tirelessly to maintain your operations and produce healthy plants. We are continually impressed by your commitment to maintain clean, pest-free growing environments and proud to be part of this unique industry.
For the fourth consecutive year, we are honored to partner with Greenhouse Management and Nursery Management to recognize the extraordinary individuals who have made substantial achievements in the horticulture industry. Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Horticultural Industries Leadership Award winners: Donald Blew, Steve Castorani, Frank Collier, Lyndsi Oestmann, George and Lynda Pealer, and Bill Zalakar. These recipients have shown great loyalty to this industry and have worked hard to leave lasting, beneficial impacts.
The horticultural industry is continually evolving and, as such, Syngenta continues to work to develop solutions to the ever-changing problems you face. By continually working to expand upon our current product portfolio, offering additional agronomic programs and developing new innovations to come, we remain a committed industry partner.
As an example of our dedication to the industry, shortly after Cultivate’19 we announced the launch of Acelepryn® insecticide into the ornamental market. Powered by an innovative active ingredient, Acelepryn® is a long-lasting solution for controlling Japanese beetles, sawfly larvae and caterpillars. With the ability to apply in nurseries or greenhouses, it is a great choice for growers battling leaf-feeding insects.
We also continue to introduce new agronomic programs to help protect against the most common insects and diseases that affect crops like poinsettias, spring bedding plants, mum and impatiens. These programs are thoroughly researched and incorporate some of the most trusted products in our portfolio including Mainspring® GNL insecticide and Mural® and Segovis® fungicides. We are continuing to invest in research and development for new solutions. One of these new developments is expected to become available later this year to help you better control key ornamental diseases, including Fusarium and powdery mildew.
Again, congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards! Thank you for your hard work, loyalty and persistence to grow strong, healthy and beautiful plants.