Syngenta unveils industry leading disease control crop protection innovation: Pergado Ultra


Syngenta, a global leader in agricultural innovation in partnership with Overseas Warehouse (GH) Ltd., a subsidiary of African Tiger Holding Ltd, is proud to announce the launch of Pergado Ultra, a copper-free fungicide that targets Cocoa Black Pod disease. T

his product is uniquely designed to suit West African Farming conditions with torrential rains during the rainy seasons. Pergado Ultra represents a significant advancement in black pod control and yield optimization in cocoa.

Harnessing decades of research and technological expertise, Pergado Ultra is engineered to address the evolving challenges faced by Cocoa Farmers in West Africa.

With a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, Syngenta’s innovative solution offers farmers a powerful tool to enhance productivity while minimizing ecological impact.

Key features and benefits of Pergado Ultra include:

  1. Created for West African Cocoa: Pergado Ultra has been specifically designed for African Cocoa Farmers. Leveraging state-of-the-art targeting mechanisms, Pergado Ultra delivers precise and selective action, minimizing off-target effects. With its eco-friendly profile and minimal environmental footprint, Pergado Ultra aligns with our vision for a more sustainable cocoa production now and the future.
  2. Double Rainproof: A proprietary formulation optimized for superior efficacy and extended residual activity through it’s double rainproof and systemic properties, ensuring long-lasting protection against Cocoa Black Pod. Pergado Ultra is rainfast within an hour and the LOK&FLO technology ensures the product is not washed off easily by rains after application.
  3. Best-in-Class Protection: By safeguarding your cocoa pods and cherelles from the devastating black pod disease, Pergado Ultra helps unlock the full potential of cocoa plants, resulting in increased yield and improved quality.
  4. Copper free Solution: Balanced environmental profile in combination with Ridomil Gold Plus.

“Pergado Ultra represents a milestone in agricultural innovation,” said Issakha Camara, West & Central Africa Head at Syngenta. “We are excited to introduce this game-changing solution to Ghanaian cocoa farmers, empowering them to overcome challenges of the black pod disease and achieve greater cocoa productivity in a sustainable way”.

This new innovation is coming over two decades since Syngenta introduced its iconic Ridomil Gold Plus fungicide in the Ghanaian and West African cocoa industry for black pod control maintaining Syngenta as the leading black pod control company within the subregion.

About Syngenta:

Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies, comprising of Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality, and safety of agriculture with world-class science and innovative crop solutions.

Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds are part of Syngenta Group. In more than 100 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration, and our own sustainable initiatives we are committed to accelerating innovation for farmers and nature, striving for regenerative agriculture, helping people stay safe and healthy and partnering for impact.

Syngenta is present in four countries in West Africa: Ghana, Cameroon, Cote dÍvoire and Nigeria, working with partners to deliver Syngenta products to Growers.  To learn more visit

About Overseas Warehouse Gh. Ltd.:

Overseas Warehouse Ghana Limited (OWL) is an agrochemical distribution and warehousing company based in Accra and with a strong presence among farmers in all farming regions in Ghana. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of African Tiger Holding Limited (ATHL)

OWL is a unique company in the agricultural landscape in Ghana that focuses on novel active ingredients mainly in the cereal (rice, maize, soya, etc.) and cocoa industries in Ghana. OWL inherits its experience in the Ghanaian agricultural space from its Wienco Agriculture origins. Its top of the range and innovative crop protection solutions are highly regarded by farmers, both commercial and small holders.

In its current portfolio, OWL has products on insect pests and glyphosates for maize, rice and other cereals, as well as products for the control of black pod in cocoa. OWL in collaboration with its research and development partners have developed and registered top of the range products for cereals production in Ghana.

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