SynTech Iberia hosts Biostimulant Conference delegate visit

Delegates of Biostimulant Conference visit SynTech Iberia

Delegates visit glasshouse trials

Delegates visit research facilities.

The Global and European biostimulant market has grown significantly over past few years. With increased attention from authorities and growing demand for sustainable agriculture, this market will continue to experience remarkable growth.

The second Biostimulants Europe Conference was held in Valencia on the 17th/18th of January. This provided an excellent opportunity to gain insights on innovations, new projects in the pipeline and to meet senior representatives from leading companies.

On the day before the conference, a number of invited attendees took the opportunity to visit the nearby Syntech Research facilities at Picanya. SynTech staff described the Company’s existing research activities, expertise and capabilities in this field  – and our future plans to assist clients who need our services to evaluate products for the biostimulants market.

SynTech restructures its operations in Latin America

To support further development of its business in the region, SynTech is optimizing technical, professional and financial resources under centralized management. This involves the creation of two business Zones in the Region: Zone I: Brazil ; Zone II: rest of Central and South America.

Zone II will therefore include existing SynTech operations in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica and other LAM countries. Operations in this Zone will be led by Mr. Carlos A. Caballero as Managing Director, who will have the following reports:

  • Technical & Marketing/Business Development Manager: Mr. Carlos F. Caballero
  • Regulatory Manager: Ms. Magdalena Zingoni
  • Central America (Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala,  and Caribbean) Manager: Mr. Farid Silman

These changes will take effect from 1 March 2018.

Farid Silman, Central America Manager

Carlos F. Caballero, Technical Manager

Carlos A. Caballero, Managing Director

Magdalena Zingoni, Regulatory Manager

SynTech provides pollinator side-effect testing services in Brazil

Spray application during bee foraging activity

Colony condition assessment

Remote monitoring site, away from extensive agricultural crops

Pollen collection from citrus flowers

SynTech Brazil Analytical Laboratory

SynTech Research now performs pollinator side effect studies at its field testing sites in Brazil. Studies are performed on a wide range of crops and include:

  • Brood studies (OECD 75 and EPPO 170) in tunnel or open field conditions
  • Feeding studies (Oomen, 1992)
  • Guttation studies and effects of seed treatment dust
  • Field monitoring (honey bees and non-Apis pollinators)

Testing programs are delivered by bee specialists including Study Directors and Principal Investigators experienced in working with a wide range of pollinators, including honey bees, bumble bees and solitary bees.

Field phases can be conducted in several locations in Brazil and analytical phases are performed at the SynTech Research Analytical Laboratory in São Paulo.

We also perform bee matrix (pollen & nectar) residue studies from the field to the analytical phase, including Study Directorship, on a wide range of crops in several states of Brazil and other LAM countries.

For further information, please contact Edilaine Gaitarossa, Field Testing Manager SynTech Brazil, (Brazil/LAM requests) or Eric Ythier, Business Development Manager EMEA & APAC, (Global requests).

SynTech Brazil sites

To view a short video of a field brood study on sunflower in Brazil, please access this link:

SynTech to visit Rome for SETAC Europe



SynTech Research will be exhibiting at
SETAC Europe 28th meeting which will be taking place in Rome, Italy on 13-17 May 2018.

The SETAC Europe Annual Meeting in 2018 in Rome will be the number one meeting place where scientists from academia, business/industry and government and from various disciplines will find new opportunities to present, to debate and to disseminate the most recent scientific knowledge, developments and applications for:

  • Reducing and regulating the use of chemicals in the environment,
  • Remediating soil, air and water pollution,
  • Proposing the use of more sustainable chemicals.

Environmental scientists have the huge responsibility for developing, communicating and implementing knowledge, methods and tools to manage the (eco-)toxicological effects of chemicals in the environment, to reduce their risk and to regulate their use. Moreover, they need to find new ways to uncover potential impacts from chemicals in advance, and consider ways to anticipate and respond to them.

The overarching theme of this meeting is therefore “Responsible and Innovative Research for Environmental Quality“.

Visit the SynTech Research team on stands 34 and 36


SynTech involved in Biostimulants Europe Conference



SynTech Research is participating in the Biostimulants Europe Conference on 17-18 January in Valencia (Spain). This includes a visit to SynTech Research’s HQ and Research Station located in Picanya (Valencia) on 16 January 2018.

For further information visit the Conference website at: