News Release Detail

Syngenta US News

Syngenta #ShowYourRowContest supports clean cornfields and the people behind them

Growers and retailers who share pictures of their clean, weed-free corn rows treated with Acuron® or Acuron Flexi herbicides on Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag #ShowYourRowContest, will be entered to win a StubHub™ gift card.

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, June 6, 2019
- 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 Future Farmers of America (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 www.syngentaus.com/ShowYourRowContest.

To watch the latest Acuron video(s), visit http://www.syngenta-us.com/herbicides/acuron?videoid=0#cantstandweeds.

Join the conversation online – connect with Syngenta at Syngenta-us.com/social.

About Syngenta
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. 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. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.

Media Contacts:
David Pinon
336-632-7504
david.pinon@syngenta.com

Michael Santos
919-870-5718
santos@gscommunications.com

Web Resources:

Acuron
Acuron Flexi
Know More, Grow More
Syngenta Newsroom
Syngenta U.S.
Thrive

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This document may contain forward-looking statements, which can be identified by terminology such as ‘expect’, ‘would’, ‘will’, ‘potential’, ‘plans’, ‘prospects’, ‘estimated’, ‘aiming’, ‘on track’ and similar expressions. Such statements may be subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from these statements. For Syngenta, such risks and uncertainties include risks relating to legal proceedings, regulatory approvals, new product development, increasing competition, customer credit risk, general economic and market conditions, compliance and remediation, intellectual property rights, implementation of organizational changes, impairment of intangible assets, consumer perceptions of genetically modified crops and organisms or crop protection chemicals, climatic variations, fluctuations in exchange rates and/or commodity prices, single source supply arrangements, political uncertainty, natural disasters, and breaches of data security or other disruptions of information technology. Syngenta assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changed assumptions or other factors.

©2019 Syngenta, 410 Swing Road, Greensboro, NC 27409. Important: Always read and follow label instructions. Some crop protection products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or countries. Please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status. Acuron is a Restricted Use Pesticide. Acuron® and the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.