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DuPont Crop Protection Plus Program Helping Farmers for Past 13 Years

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Farmers who have lost crops due to drought, flood, hail or frost over the last 13 years have been able to take advantage of the innovative DuPont Crop Protection PlusTM program.

The program has been running continually since the early 1990s and offers replacement herbicide to farmers who are faced with crops that fail or are uneconomical to harvest.

Over that period of time DuPont has replaced many millions of dollars worth of product and assisted thousands of farmers in the year that followed the crop failure.

DuPont Crop Protection marketing manager, Ian Powell said the program had helped farmers every year since its inception.

"The 1994 drought was a significant year for claims, as was the year of bad frost damage in many areas later in the 1990s," Mr Powell said.

"After the devastating drought of 2002 DuPont provided $1.5 million worth of product to Australian farmers,” he said.

"The scheme assists farmers back on their feet after the tough year nature has thrown their way. Financial costs involved with a failed crop are considerable and this is a way DuPont can assist growers in reducing their input costs for next season," Mr Powell said.

DuPont initiated the program to share the risks of farming with their customers.

It has been particularly well utilized in years following a tough season or where sub-soils moisture or weather forecasts are less than ideal.

The DuPont herbicides of Glean, Ally, Harmony M, Targa and Targa Bolt are all included under the scheme. When farmers qualify for the program benefits with a failed crop, they are provided with enough herbicide to treat an equivalent area the following season.

Farmers who purchase the DuPont range of herbicides in the scheme can register, at no extra charge, for the insurance plan by filling out the forms at their local distributor. A membership card as confirmation of their Crop Protection Plus cover will be sent to the grower.

This season DuPont has also offered assistance to farmers involved in last year’s devastating South Australian Eyre Peninsula bush fires. Farmers affected by the fire will be given crop terms in conjunction with their local distributor on any DuPont chemicals they use this season.

For further information, please contact your local DuPont representative or call the DuPont hotline on 1800 257 169.

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