Forces of nature

Published on: 15:19PM Mar 26, 2010
Nature is truly a force to be reckoned with.
This year the world witnessed one of the worst natural disasters of our lifetime in Haiti. This disaster has left millions of lives turned upside down. Syngenta Crop Protection is working to help change these lives with the Heartland Laser Show tour. Click here to listen to fungicide brand manager, Jamie Eichorn discuss how Syngenta is making a difference with the interactive show. The tour has made its way across the Midwest and will continue to locations in Iowa through the last week of March. Learn how you can join us in our efforts to help Haiti.
Each year growers in the Midwest experience uncontrollable forces of nature. In 2009, that region of the country experienced hail storms that destroyed corn and soybean acres. Not only did growers lose yield, but they also dealt with hail damage that left plants exposed to disease pressure. Some areas of the country witnessed wind storms that knocked corn acres to the ground. Growers can help combat these forces with fungicide applications that provide a preventive and curative mode of action, and also increase standability and stalk strength.
Although the forces of nature the Midwest experienced do not at all compare to the disaster in Haiti, it does demonstrate the uncertainty that nature can deal us.