Syngenta opens the Australian Seedcare Institute at CSU's AgriPark

Syngenta opens the Australian Seedcare Institute at CSU's AgriPark

Congratulations to Syngenta on the launch of their Australian Seedcare Institute at Charles Sturt University's AgriPark on 25 October 2018.

CSU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) Professor Heather Cavanagh said the opening of the 14th Syngenta Seedcare Institute was confirmation of the strength of the agricultural industry in the Riverina and would provide for collaboration between the industry and tertiary sector.

“The Seedcare Institute Centre is a global operation and renowned for sharing knowledge and research,” Professor Cavanagh said.

“We are excited about the opportunities it will provide our students and the grains industry.

“The institute will give our students the opportunity to partner with a leader in the development of Seedcare formulas that provide crop protection against problem pests and diseases.”

Seedcare Technical Services Lead Australia New Zealand, Mr Sean Roberts said the Wagga Wagga facility would also carry out an educational function.

“With the Seedcare Institute’s location within Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, there’s also capacity for agricultural science students to learn and contribute to this evolving field in agriculture,” Mr Roberts said.

“Once it’s up and running we are looking at getting students involved under internships.

“More generally, we’re also hoping to get the students involved through inclusion in the University’s curriculum.”

Following the announcement in June, CSU welcomes the Seedcare Institute to the University’s AgriPark.

The AgriPark is CSU's long term commitment to create an ecosystem in which innovation and productivity is accelerated through deliberate and pro-active synergy, collaboration and co-location.  Organisations wishing to know more about the AgriPark should contact Dr Matt Cahill by emailing agripark@csu.edu.au.

Cover: CSU's Professor Heather Cavanagh, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) assisting with the Seed Pour at the opening of the Seedcare Institute.

Inset: CSU's Dr Matt Cahill, Chief Strategy Officer (AgriPark), speaks with guests about the benefits of the AgriPark.