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Roundup Ready Plus Enters 5th Year in Controlling Weeds, Insects

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:50:20 CST

Roundup Ready Plus Enters 5th Year in Controlling Weeds, Insects

Since 2011, corn, soybean and cotton growers looking for recommendations on weed management practices and incentives to implement a diversified weed management program on their fields have found them, along with industry-leading education programs, in the Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions platform. As Roundup Ready PLUS enters its fifth growing season, Monsanto is diversifying the range of tools available to farmers to protect their crops from yield-robbing weeds and insects.

"Last year, over 60,000 farmers participated in Roundup Ready PLUS," said Chris Reat, Roundup Ready PLUS Marketing Manager. "A key piece of feedback from growers was their desire to access a whole-farm set of solutions for weed and insect management. With this expansion, we will be able to provide tools to help farmers manage those pests."

The new name of the platform Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions builds upon solutions for weed management that are core to the platform and reflects the new, broader scope of recommendations and products available to growers. Crop management recommendations and incentive information is available by clicking here.

New for the 2015 growing season, Rowel™ and Rowel™ FX herbicides from Monsanto provide cotton and soybean growers consistent weed control on tough-to-control large- and small-seeded broadleaf weeds.

Complementing traits in seeds, Monsanto has provided insect protection technologies since 2008 through Acceleron® Seed Treatment Products. In 2015, insect management options will expand with the addition of Precept™ insecticide, a soil-applied insecticide in a granular formulation that offers broad spectrum control of soil-borne insect pests such as wireworm, white grubs, corn rootworm, seed corn maggot and black cutworm.

"Monsanto is focused on offering a broad choice of products and traits that control key pests and insects for our customers," said Phoong Tang, Monsanto's U.S. Crop Protection Lead. "While we will continue to bring new traits to the market to help control insect and pests, we are always looking for additional tools to help farmers maximize yield potential in corn, soybeans and cotton."

Roundup Ready PLUS Background

The platform known today as Roundup Ready PLUS began as Cotton Performance PLUS in 2008. Cotton Performance PLUS was a revolutionary platform that provided cotton farmers incentives to use residual herbicides, including competitor products, in their weed management program. In the 2011 growing season Roundup Ready PLUS evolved to include weed management recommendations and incentives in cotton, soybeans and corn. Since its introduction, Roundup Ready PLUS has served as a platform of recommendations, incentives and education/training to manage tough-to-control and glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds. Products endorsed in Roundup Ready PLUS have been proven to perform as part of Roundup Ready® cropping systems, and farmers are incentivized for using them.

Take Action

Take Action is an industry-wide partnership between university weed scientists, major herbicide providers and organizations representing corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean and wheat farmers to help them manage herbicide-resistant weeds. The Take Action effort encourages you to develop a proactive strategy to manage herbicide-resistant weeds that incorporates a diverse set of controls. To find out more about how you can take action, click here or contact your local extension office.



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