Dow AgroSciences wants to show the world how powerful growers are, starting with a photo from their own farm.
Dow AgroSciences announced the Power to Do More contest sponsored by Resicore corn herbicide. Growers can enter the contest by visiting PowerToDoMore.com and uploading a photo from their farm by March 12 for a chance to win a trip for two to visit their favorite sports field in the U.S. and $10,000 for a community donation.
When growers achieve power over weeds by using Resicore, they can spend less time worrying about yield-robbing waterhemp, marestail or ragweed and have the power to do more than expected. The photo contest will give growers the opportunity to do more for their farm and their community.
"We want to give growers the power to do more on their farm and in their community," says Lyndsie Kaehler, corn herbicides product manager, Dow AgroSciences. "Growers put forth tremendous effort and time to produce successful crops each season. Left uncontrolled, weeds rob corn plants of essential nutrients and farmers of essential time. Resicore gives growers power over weeds."
Three contest winners will receive a trip for two to see their favorite sports team on its home field during the 2017 season. Each winner also will receive $10,000 for a community donation to help build or revitalize a playground, park, school sports field, community garden or other local project.
Photo entries may include fields, family, friends, pets, equipment - whatever means the most to the entrant. Up to 10 finalists will be selected for community voting, which will begin April 24. The three finalists with the most votes by May 21 will win. Although growers cannot enter the contest on social media, growers are encouraged to show off the power on their farms, and follow the contest, using hashtag #1dream3fields.
When the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) surveyed growers during the 2015 season, Palmer amaranth was ranked the most troublesome weed in the United States, followed by morningglory, lambsquarters, waterhemp and marestail. For decades, growers have spent significant time trying to sustainably control these weeds, many of which are resistant, or becoming resistant, to some herbicides.
To control herbicide-resistant weeds, corn growers need new tools with multiple modes of action. Resicore, with three nonglyphosate and nonatrazine modes of action, was introduced in 2016 to lessen the time and stress involved with controlling yield-robbing weeds. Resicore delivers residual control of more than 70 weeds, including Palmer amaranth, morningglory, lambsquarters, waterhemp and marestail.