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Minnesota Grower Talks Agriculture, Consistency and Corn Herbicides

February 15, 2017
Growers hold discussions about agronomy

Grower Todd Schwarz (Left) and Syngenta Rep Chris Schuler (Right) discuss the 2016 season.

Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of changes across agriculture. From the curveballs Mother Nature throws our way, to pest outbreaks and the increasing development of herbicide resistance, there’s never a dull moment.

We recently spoke with fourth-generation Minnesota grower and long-time Halex® GT corn herbicide user Todd Schwarz during a short video exploring life on his Vernon Center, Minnesota, farm. The video offers a glimpse into a day in the life on Schwarz’s farm, the changes he’s witnessed since he began farming and the legacy he hopes to leave behind.

For additional thoughts not included in the video, below is a Q&A taken from our recent interview with Schwarz:

Q: How did you get started working in agriculture?

Todd: I’ve been in agriculture my entire life. In high school I was in FFA. I even worked on the retail side for a while, helping farmers address their needs in that setting. Then I came to work my family farm and started being the one to actually produce crops.

Q: What do you enjoy most about farming?

Todd: I love being able to farm our family farm, work the land and have the independence of doing my own thing on a day-to-day basis. I would not enjoy being in an office from 8 to 5 on a daily basis.

Q: What do you feel is the biggest stress in farming?

Todd: For me, the biggest stress is weather. I don’t like having things outside of my control, but weather plays the biggest role in how our farm performs and what we’re able to do on a daily basis.

Q: What made you want to partner with Halex GT on this video?

Todd:  I’m a man of few words, but when something works on my farm I tend to talk about it. Halex GT has helped control the grass and broadleaf weeds on my farm, and I use Halex GT over other brands because of the reliability and the consistency that it has given me. It is a no-brainer. You can put Halex GT out there and it goes and performs every season. It just works.

Halex GT corn herbicide is for growers, like Todd, who are looking for reliable post-emergence plus residual control in glyphosate-tolerant corn. Halex GT controls emerged weeds and delivers residual control of grass and broadleaf weeds until crop canopy.

To watch the video and to learn more about the legacy of Halex GT, please visit www.HalexGT-Herbicide.com.  We’ve made it easy to post to your social media accounts with convenient sharing buttons underneath the video player. For every share of the video, Syngenta will donate $5 to the National FFA Organization, up to $5,000*.

*Up to a total donation of $5,000

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