Grow More Experience Sites Demonstrate the Importance of Agronomist Expertise
Grow More™ Experience site in Scott City, KS.
From overly wet conditions across much of the eastern half of the country to drought plaguing the western half, unpredictable early-season weather delayed planting in many areas and has made sticking with initial plans difficult. To help growers address these challenges this season, Grow More™ Experience sites across the U.S. are showcasing how agronomist expertise and flexible, innovative crop protection practices may help improve yield potential, economic return and crop safety.
Syngenta Agronomy Service Managers Leon Hunter and Jami Loecker urge growers to consider these tips to help combat weather-related difficulties this season:
- The cost of doing business is on the rise. This emphasizes the need for growers to be even more flexible when making choices this year in order to maximize potential return on investment. The ability to pivot to plan B or plan C may be necessary when plan A falls through.
- Scout early and often for key pests. Unfavorable early-season conditions are likely to cause difficulties in herbicide activation, contributing to an increased risk of poor stand establishment, which can lead to heavy pest pressure and potentially higher than average levels of disease.
- Avoid shortchanging fields with rigid program bundles, and research products to determine the best fit for each field’s needs to get the most yield potential out of every acre.
- Keep in regular contact with local experts and growers in the area who can provide insight into new pest pressures and management options.
Growers and retailers looking to connect with an agronomic expert can visit their nearest Grow More Experience site to get a firsthand look at Syngenta and competitor product trials and learn about new technologies.
Those in the Midwest and Plains regions can also access insights any time through the Grow More Experience Virtual Tours. The content features local agronomic videos, photos, trial data and results.
For more information about the Grow More Experience sites and how to visit one, contact a local Syngenta representative at Syngenta-us.com/rep-finder.
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