Syngenta to supply Paraguay growers pest detection service
A real time pest and disease appearance data service from Syngenta is to be made available to Paraguayan growers that should reduce application rates of pesticides, national media report. The proposed service can be transmitted to mobile devices advising on the most apt time for applications. Data are generated via a team of experts who carry out data research of a grower’s fields, the results of which are transmitted through a native platform to Android operating system smartphones, the company reportedly explains. The cost to growers of the service would be some $15 per ha.