Syngenta Assembles Team Of Leading Soil Scientists
Global ag input supplier Syngenta has assembled a team of leading soil scientists led by chief soil scientist Matt Wallenstein. Wallenstein says this move reflects the deep conviction the company has that soil are critical to the future of agriculture, and the opportunity they have to bring insights from soil science into Syngenta’s innovation engine.
Wallenstein… “There are huge near term opportunities to better integrate soil science into the research and development of our products and solutions. So you can imagine, for example, that better understanding how our seeds might work in a different soil will enable better product placement and better trait development that's gonna optimize the outcome in a particular soil. Our traditional crop protection, that understanding how the soil impacts the breakdown of products is really important to understand their applications. And of course, in biologicals there's huge opportunity because there's where have the opportunity to enhance the biological functioning of soils. And so having a really deep understanding of the soil microbiome and biological functioning enables us to, first of all, imagine new product targets, but also to really understand how those products are gonna work or not work in particular soils.”
Again that’s Matt Wallenstein of Syngenta.