Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

Roundup Ready Plus Challenge to Demonstrate Value of Residual Herbicide Programs in Soybeans

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:17:06 CDT

Roundup Ready Plus Challenge to Demonstrate Value of Residual Herbicide Programs in Soybeans

Monsanto announced today the online kickoff of the 2015 Roundup Ready PLUS® Challenge, a program designed to demonstrate the benefits of a complete residual herbicide program in combination with Genuity® Roundy Ready 2 Yield® soybeans. This approach is effective in controlling weeds and in protecting yield potential for farmers battling herbicide-resistant and tough-to-control weeds in their fields.

“The PLUS Challenge is a head-to head comparison of weed management systems designed to show the effectiveness and value of the Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions to a farmer’s current practices,” says Chris Reat, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready PLUS Marketing Manager. “For five years now, Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions has been instrumental in helping farmers put together an effective residual herbicide program in their Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybean crops while offering incentives to use multiple mechanisms of action for better management of resistant and tough-to-control weeds. This year’s PLUS Challenge will help reinforce to more farmers the value of protecting yield potential through better weed management.”

In the PLUS Challenge, farmers using alternative weed control management systems to Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions were chosen to participate. Alternative weed control strategies may include less-than-recommended rates of residual herbicides, no residuals or an alternative trait package and weed control systems.

Participating farmers were asked to either split fields, or plant an adjacent field, using their current weed management system and compare it to a field where the farmer uses a Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions approach. The farmers were required to follow complete recommendations in the Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions, which include:

-- Start clean with a burndown herbicide or tillage

-- Apply residual herbicide for weed control

-- Use full labeled rates of recommended herbicides

Farmers’ progress with weed control – and their insight into what they are seeing when comparing a field that follows the Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management System recommendations versus their current weed management system - at www.RoundupReadyPLUS.com/RRPChallenge15. Twitter updates are also available by following @RRPLUS and the hashtag #CompeteForClean.



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Wheat Production Lowered In Latest USDA World Agricultural Supply And Demand Estimates Report  Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:40:08 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 10  Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:30:49 CDT
  • Friday, July 10, 2020 Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:18:05 CDT
  • Leadership Transition Announced for National Institute of Food and Agriculture  Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:47:33 CDT
  • A Little BBQ Journey--Evie Mae's in Lubbock, Texas   Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:43:03 CDT
  • National Wheat Foundation Yield Contest Deadline August 1  Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:16:42 CDT
  • ‘Right This Very Minute’ Receives Children’s Literature Award  Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:12:49 CDT
  • Improving Efficiency Key To Sustainable Beef Production Says Dr. Clay Mathis, Director of King Ranch Institute For Ranch Management  Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:53:03 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2020 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.