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Potato Partners in action: Syngenta gets its hands dirty with growers

Discusses in-furrow fungicide application

Tasmanians farmers were among the latest to benefit from the Potato Partners program, out in the field, as Syngenta furthers its support of the industry.

About 100 people, comprising growers and industry members, attended these discussions and workshops in September with practical advice for use on-farm.

“These events are important to Syngenta in that we continue to share practical advice with those participants in the Potato Partners program,” said Syngenta Senior Product Lead for Crop Protection and Seedcare, Richard Packard.

“Potato Partners stands alone in the crop protection and Seedcare business, with real benefits delivered to participants, this is something Syngenta takes pride in being able to do.”

Here is a collection of photos from the Tasmania trip that capture the mood of the planting season.


Syngenta Senior Technical Services Lead Scott Mathew and Syngenta Territory Sales Manager Wayne Richardson discuss seed placement and in-furrow fungicide options with Tasmanian grower Richard Hardstaff.
The Hardstaff farm has been a hive of activity, with planting operations well-underway in Tasmania.
Richard’s planting rig
Up-close, here’s Richard’s planting rig, complete with potato planter and in-furrow fungicide tank.
Technically speaking… Operators assess potato planter setup at the Potato Partners field day.
Planting time has a feel of its own. The anticipation for the season ahead was very real at the Potato Partner events.
Growers and industry representatives learn some finer points about in-furrow fungicide setups from Syngenta Senior Technical Services Lead Scott Mathew.
Shared knowledge… Simplot Potato Partners dye nights are also a great opportunity for growers to discuss challenges and seek advice.
Syngenta Senior Technical Services Lead Scott Mathew, discusses in-furrow fungicide application with growers and industry representatives at the September Simplot Potato Partners dye night.