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Monday October 8, 2012

Syngenta Announces the Registration and Availability of New Tandem™ Insecticide

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Syngenta Announces the Registration and Availability of New Tandem™ Insecticide

• Dual modes of action control more than 90 pests.
• The simplicity of one product, the versatility and breadth of two active ingredients.
• Labeled for use both indoors and outdoors in residential, commercial, food-handling and turf areas
giving Tandem one of the most flexible and versatile labels in the industry.

Greensboro, N.C., USA, October 8, 2012 – Syngenta Professional Pest Management announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration of Tandem™ insecticide, a new product with dual modes of action to control more than 90 indoor and outdoor pests. The technologically advanced formulation and chemistry of Tandem combines lambda-cyhalothrin and thiamethoxam, two of the most effective active ingredients on the market, to provide Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) with one flexible, broad-spectrum product.

“Tandem provides pest control from cupboard to curb,” said Pat Willenbrock, brand manager for Syngenta. “With two active ingredients and the flexibility to use on various sites, Tandem eliminates the need for technicians to carry and use multiple products, making it easier to tackle a variety of pest issues.”

Tandem is labeled to use indoors for residential, commercial and food-handling areas and outdoors for perimeter or spot treatments for general pests including ants, crawling insects, flying insects, occasional invaders, pantry pests, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and wasps. Additionally, Tandem has a full turf-application label that allows applications in lawn and landscapes to control sucking and chewing turf pests such as grubs and chinch bugs.

PMPs can expect both contact and residual control with Tandem because it is formulated using iCAP technology™. Within the formulation, microcapsules of various sizes ensure a controlled release to provide quick knockdown and long-term control without being degraded by environmental conditions.

“Controlled release of the active ingredient means control will last up to four months,” explains Bob Cartwright, technical manager for Syngenta. “This will give customers peace of mind and ensure PMPs that control will last through quarterly service protocols.”

For more information about Tandem, PMPs can visit www.SyngentaPMP.com or contact the Syngenta Customer Center at 1-866-SYNGENT(A).

Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 26,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers, we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment, and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us, please go to www.syngenta.com.
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Media contacts:
Lyndsey Newnam
919-870-5718

Rose Reifsnyder
Syngenta Professional Pest Management
rose.reifsnyder@syngenta.com, 336-632-2634


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