PHC/Syngenta extend harpin deal
The US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and Syngenta have extended their collaboration on the development of products containing PHC’s harpin technology. Syngenta’s US crop protection business will test various harpin formulations in combination with several of its fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators. Where synergies are identified, the companies intend to develop long-term commercialisation arrangements. Earlier this year, PHC and Syngenta agreed to develop products combining harpin with the herbicide, glyphosate ( Agrow No 598, p 2).