GROWERS purchasing Touchdown and glyphosate-tolerant (GT) seed from Syngenta Crop Protection will be covered by a set of warranties in the company's 2005 Touchdown Assurance Plan. The warranties include the following:

  • The Touchdown Total warranty allows growers to qualify for a re-treatment up to the initial rate if a Touchdown Total application made under less-than-ideal conditions results in unsatisfactory weed control.

  • The Touchdown Total crop safety warranty provides up to $20/acre if an in-crop application on the GT crop results in documented economic crop injury.

  • The 30-min. rain-fast warranty applies if an unexpected rainfall occurs at least 30 min. after application and the field requires re-treatment.

  • Replant burndown assurance provides a refund of up to 17 oz. of a product if Touchdown Total, Sequence, Gramoxone Max or Expert is applied as a burndown and the crop must be replanted.

  • A grower may qualify for replacement of a seed trait value if the crop is lost, regardless of whether the crop may be replanted. Touchdown brands must be the exclusive glyphosate product used.

  • If growers experience a volunteer GT corn flush in fields where they are rotating to GT soybeans from GT corn, they can qualify for cost share towards the purchase of Fusion or Fusilade DX.

For more information, visit www.touchdown-herbicide.com for the Touchdown Assurance Program brochure.