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The Syngenta Heartland Laser Tour Hits the Road Again!

Feb 28, 2011

Eric Tedford

Last year, over 4,000 people around the Midwest saw the sky light up from the Syngenta Heartland Laser Tour, and this year the tour is back with the same purpose of making science simple!

Never seen a laser show? The Syngenta Heartland Laser Tour features an exciting 30-minute show that projects animated lasers into the sky set to popular music from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and today!

The science behind the Syngenta strobilurin fungicides featured in the laser show consists of more than 20 years of research performed in laboratories, in thousands of grower fields and on more than 100 crops worldwide. Through science, these strobilurin fungicides offered by Syngenta have helped boost yield by providing broad-spectrum disease control, improving plant growth processes and reducing the impact of environmental stress.

In addition to providing an educational and entertaining show, the Heartland Laser Tour will be working with FFA chapters at 10 of the show’s locations. The students will be on hand to provide material to attendees and will have the opportunity to learn about agriculture and Syngenta from company sales representatives. At the conclusion of the tour, Syngenta will make a donation to each of the participating chapters to help support and promote the future of agriculture.

The Heartland Laser Tour kicks off March 3 in Bowling Green, Ohio. You can follow the tour through videos and photos of the events on www.facebook.com/farmassist. Remember to "like" the page in order to easily return. You can also follow the tour on Twitter @SyngentaUS.


Eric Tedford, Fungicide Technical Brand Manager for Syngenta, provides technical leadership for the development of fungicides. His experience includes fungicide research and development for field crops, development of postharvest fungicides, and global technical development of fungicides. He holds bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in plant pathology from the University of Massachusetts, Clemson University, and the University of California (Davis), respectively.

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