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Agronomics and Weed Control Deliver Positive Results

November 23, 2016

Sacred Heart, MN: A soggy fall could have dampened Jeff Agre’s harvest expectations, but his Golden Harvest® Corn hybrids’ performance up to that point gave him plenty of hope.

“I was impressed with the stalk strength, ear retention and overall plant health,” said Agre, who grew Golden Harvest hybrids G03A50 and G06N80 brands. “The drydown was also pretty good even with the late season rainfall.”

The end result: yields that still averaged as high as 260 bu/A.

Agre was able to keep high-threat weeds like waterhemp in check which certainly helped come harvest. He applied a full-rate, two-pass post-emergence application of Acuron® Flexi herbicide, which combines three active ingredients and two complementary modes of action to deliver a multi-targeted approach to weed control.

“We didn’t see any waterhemp issues in the fields at all this fall,” Agre said. “On a scale of one to five, I would give Acuron Flexi five stars.”

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Genetics allowed Agre’s Golden Harvest hybrids to thrive despite a wet final stretch of the growing season.

All photos are the property of Syngenta or used with permission.

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