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Is AgriClime part of your paddock

In 2019, AgriClime is back bigger and better.

AgriClime™ is a free Syngenta program to help share with Australian broadacre growers the risk of low rainfall during August to October. Have the confidence to invest in a better crop by knowing Syngenta is willing to share with you the risk of low rainfall. Give your crop what it needs to out-perform and out-yield, and if the rain doesn’t come your way, Syngenta will give you up to 30% cash-back on your eligible spend.

Based on the feedback from growers, resellers and advisors, Syngenta has made the 2019 AgriClime offer more attractive than ever before.

Key changes to the AgriClime offer include:
• Double the chance of a cash-back compared to 2018
• Up to 30% cash-back
• The less rainfall, the higher the cash-back

Things that remain the same:
• Minimum of two (2) products to qualify
• $15,000 minimum spend on participating Syngenta products

Two offer periods:
• 1st August - 29th September 2019
• 1st September - 30th October 2019

Purchases between October 2018 to September 2019 are eligible.

How does the new offer work?

To qualify, growers must purchase a minimum of two eligible Syngenta products to a combined minimum value of $15,000. Purchases between October 2018 and September 2019 are eligible. The actual sign up can be done later, but it’s worth weighing it up now to see what Syngenta products (listed below) might be a good fit for your farm.

• Smaller 5 X 5km Grid Cells offer a better fit with your farm and rainfall patterns
• The Rainfall Threshold is now set to a 1-in-5 year rainfall event for the nominated Grid Cell
• This equals twice the chance of a cash-back compared to the previous offer
• Less rainfall = higher the cash-back
• If rainfall is recorded below the Rainfall Threshold a cash-back is triggered. This payout will increase as the rainfall figure decreases, to a set exit point of 30% cash-back

New online sign-up

Syngenta has revamped the online signup tool to help you opt into the best offer for you. The key changes include:

• PDF confirmation will be available for download on submission (Starting in March 2019)
• Smaller 5 X 5km Grid Cells offer a better fit with your farm and rainfall patterns
• Quickly and easily switch between offer periods and Grid Cells on your farm to see what is the best offer for you

AgriClime registration map

The online signup tool also provides a chart showing the years in the past 20 where you would have received cash-back based on this year’s updated data set and rainfall threadild. The level of cash-back varies depending on where the actual rainfall amount fell between the Rainfall Threshold and the Exit Point. The model works on the basis of the less rainfall, the higher the cash-back.

AgriClime form chart

Due to the smaller gridded data set, the registration form may take up to 1 minute to load. While the form will work on most platforms, it is best used on PC, with Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 11 or above.

Registrations open: 20th February 2019.

Please see below frequently asked questions relating to AgriClime 2019 offer. 

Why register for AgriClime?

AgriClime™ is a free Syngenta program to help share with Australian broadacre growers the risk of low rainfall during August to October. You can receive up to 30% cash-back on eligible Syngenta products if you do not reach your rainfall threshold for your selected offer period. Have the confidence to invest in a better crop by knowing Syngenta is willing to share with you the risk of low rainfall. 

What is a rainfall threshold?

The rainfall threshold and exit point - which triggers a cash-back and maximum payout if it is not reached during the offer period – is a 1 in 5 year drought event for the registered Grid Cell that your paddock is located in. It is not an average rainfall. The rainfall threshold calculation used for AgriClime™ uses 20 years of historical rainfall data and it is calculated to a GPS pixel of 5km X 5km. The weather data supplied to Syngenta is sourced from an internationally recognised independent third party provider.

What is the 2019 AgriClime™ offer?

  • $15,000 minimum spend (no minimum hectares)
  • Up to 30% payout if rainfall threshold not met
  • Minimum two (2) products to qualify
    • AFFIRM®, AMISTAR XTRA®, AXIAL®, BOXER GOLD®, CRUISER® 350, DUAL GOLD®, KARATE ZEON®, MIRAVIS™, MODDUS EVO®, SPRAY.SEED®, TALINOR®, UNIFORM®, VIBRANCE®
    • NEW: inclusion of AXIAL XTRA®, CRUISER OPTI® and ELATUS ACE®
  • Two offer periods:
    • August-September OR September-October
  • Purchases between October 2018 to September 2019 are eligible

How much does it cost to register for AgriClime?

Registration is free of charge! However you must meet the minimum eligibility requirements.

What is the elected offer period?

It is the period where the offer is active and rainfall threshold set. There are two options; starting date August-September 2019 or September-October 2019.

Are there any ineligible locations?

Unfortunately, AgriClime is not offered in locations where the rainfall threshold is set below 3 millimetres during the elected offer period. This will be flagged on the registration page. 

What is the break fee?

Syngenta wants growers to be accurately covered in the event of a Cash Back. A break fee of 3% of the committed spend is put in place to encourage accuracy when growers or advisors are registering for AgriClime. If the Grower does not achieve the Committed Spend and/or Minimum Spend during the Program Period, the break fee of 3% may apply and no Cash Back may be payable if a Drought Event has occurred. If the Break Fee is enforced by Syngenta, it must be paid within 14 days following the end of the Program Period.

2019 enrollment cut-off dates

  • 1st July 2019 for August-September offer period
  • 1st August 2019 for September-October offer period

Opt Out Period

10 working days following the Registration Date and before the cut-off date for registration for the applicable offer period.