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Documentaries, website show herbicide atrazine helps save water and conserve soil

[ 0 ] May 9, 2012 |

From Syngenta Crop Protection:

Syngenta today announced the launch of a new website, “Saving the Oasis,” featuring three short documentaries that tell the story of how atrazine helps modern farmers protect precious water and soil resources while aiding the environment and economy. The site also contains information about other Syngenta efforts that help farmers preserve water.

Agronomists, scientists and other experts featured in the movies present factual proof of atrazine’s positive environmental effects and safety. The films also include interviews with real farming families who rely on atrazine to help produce enough crops to feed the world.

“The documentaries illustrate that modern farmers are innovators and environmentalists,” said Vern Hawkins, Syngenta region director, North America. “They show how today’s farmers are protecting wildlife, preventing soil erosion and improving water quality — all while dramatically increasing their production.”

Atrazine is one of the most thoroughly tested, trusted and effective herbicides, and used in 60 countries. Atrazine enables a modern farming practice called no-till, where farmers plant crops and control weeds without plowing or turning the soil…

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