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AgroFresh, Syngenta Form Crop Technology Alliance

11:11 AM MST | January 22, 2008 | Nancy Seewald

Rohm and Haas (R&H) and Syngenta have agreed to form an alliance to develop and commercialize Invinsa crop protection technology, which is currently under development by R&H’s AgroFresh unit. Invinsa is a sprayable formulation of 1-methylcyclopropene that works by preventing ethylene, a natural plant hormone, from triggering stress responses in field crops during extended periods of high temperature, mild-to-moderate drought, and other crop stresses, R&H says. Invinsa can increase crop yields by 5%-15% and has market potential of more than $500...

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