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It’s about peace of mind in dry times

Cereals
18.05.2016
Mudgee Farmer, George Hamilton, is glad he has AgriClime in such uncertain climatic times.
Mudgee Farmer, George Hamilton, is glad he has AgriClime in such uncertain climatic times.

A dry spring is a real worry for farmer, George Hamilton who operates his mixed farming operation just outside Mudgee, New South Wales.

"I am looking to sow 300 hectares of oats this year. If we have a dry spring, I worry our investment in crop protection may not pay off to its full potential.

“I first heard about AgriClime through our local rural reseller. It sounded like a great offer, especially as I don’t think we will get the rain we need, when we need it,” Mr Hamilton said.

AgriClime helps shoulder the risk of a dry spring with growers . It is part of the CerealSmart program that supports cereal growers to manage risk and optimise production.

Growers who are eligible for AgriClime receive 15% of their investment in Syngenta technology as cash-back if rainfall does not meet a threshold level over the elected offer period during the season.

AgriClime enrolment is free of charge. To be eligible, growers must spend at least $50/ha on at least two selected Syngenta products across a minimum of 300 hectares.

“When I jumped online to sign up, I was surprised at how easy it was.

“I could work out what my potential cash back was based on my current crop protection plans,” he said.

Mr Hamilton signed up 300 hectares to AgriClime and plans to apply Vibrance® and Spray.Seed®.

“Like all farmers, I hope we get rain when we need it, but if we don’t, it’s a good piece of mind that Syngenta is willing to back us.”

Growers can select an offer period - either August/September or September/October. Simply enrol your hectares and Syngenta products, and we'll caculate the potential cash-back.

Rainfall thresholds will then be sent to enrolled growers and they will have the option to "opt out". 

At the end of the offer period, if rainfall is below the threshold, a notification will be sent with cash-back details.

Sign up closes 30 June for August/September and 31 July for September/October.

To find out what your potential cash back is visit www.syngenta.com.au/agriclime