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Syngenta #ShowYourRowContest supports clean cornfields

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Syngenta is celebrating those who actively manage troublesome weeds through the #ShowYourRowContest, a newly launched social media competition intended to highlight weed-free cornfields. By sharing clean row images on Instagram and Twitter, participants are automatically entered for a chance to win a $500 StubHub gift card. The first 100 people to share their photo will also receive a small prize.

As part of its ongoing effort to recognize the hard work that goes into managing weeds, Syngenta recently launched a social media video series featuring six people from different backgrounds — including a farmer, a retailer and a professional farm manager, among others — who shared a common dislike of tough weeds. For every share of a video within the series, Syngenta donated $5, raising a total of $5,000 for the National FFA Organization, to support the next generation who will be tasked with controlling weeds.

“Weeds affect everyone, from growers and retailers to people with allergies,” said Gordon Vail, Ph.D., technical product lead, herbicides, for Syngenta. “To our corn growers and their supporting retailers, weeds are yield robbers with the potential to make or break their season, so it’s important that we deliver tailored, whole-farm solutions for weed management.”

Syngenta commends those who practice sound weed-management strategies, including the use of Acuron and Acuron Flexi herbicides. Both Acuron brands contain multiple effective sites of action that help put growers back in control of tough weeds, such as giant ragweed, marestail, Palmer amaranth and waterhemp.

Interested growers and retailers can enter the #ShowYourRowContest by:

  • Posting a picture of their clean corn rows treated with Acuron or Acuron Flexi on Instagram or Twitter
  • Using the hashtag #ShowYourRowContest

Photos will be accepted now through August 31, 2019. More information, including the official rules and prize structure, can be found on the contest webpage. To watch the latest Acuron video(s), check out their website. Producers can also join the conversation online.

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