Monsanto expands weed management platform

• Monsanto has expanded its popular Roundup Ready PLUSWeed Management Solutions platform to include additional herbicides for use in cotton and soybeans, has expanded the financial incentives to include Arizona cotton, and has increased the number of available products in Texas.

Farmers taking proactive steps to manage weeds on their farm will have even more incentive to do so in the 2014 growing season, Monsanto has announced.

The company has expanded its popular Roundup Ready PLUSWeed Management Solutions platform to include additional herbicides for use in cotton and soybeans, has expanded the financial incentives to include Arizona cotton, and has increased the number of available products in Texas. These additional herbicides and incentives — combined with the recommendations of weed scientists, academics and industry partners — help farmers develop economical approaches to controlling tough-to-manage weeds through Diversified Weed Management Practices (DWMPs), while earning cash-back incentives for soybeans, cotton or corn acres when using Roundup brand agricultural herbicides or Roundup Ready PLUS-endorsed products.  

“Farmers understand the importance of a proactive weed management program utilizing residual herbicides,” said Chris Reat, Roundup Ready PLUS marketing manager. “We’re working with industry partners to offer herbicides and incentives that will help farmers manage tough-to-control and herbicide-resistant weeds. We’re seeing continued strong adoption of the Roundup Ready PLUS platform, and farmers who follow the recommendations are reporting improved weed control.”

Cotton farmers will have three new herbicides to battle tough-to-manage weeds in the 2014 growing season, and farmers in Arizona are now eligible for incentives.

In 2014, soybean farmers will have the added benefit of Authority MAXX herbicide in the Roundup Ready PLUS platform. Authority MAXX will be labeled to control difficult weeds — such as waterhemp, velvetleaf and pigweed — in soybeans.

Warrant Herbicide will continue providing cotton and soybean farmers the flexibility and control they need to battle tough-to-manage and herbicide resistant weeds. Warrant Herbicide came on the market labeled for post-emergence applications, but has since been approved and labeled for both pre- and post-emergence application.  The wider window of application includes early preplant, at-planting, pre-emergence and post-emergence (through first flower in cotton and up to R2 growth stage in soybeans) and provides up to 30 days residual control. 

Farmers throughout the country are recognizing the importance of proactive weed control by utilizing the Monsanto Roundup Ready PLUSWeed Management Solutions platform. Participation this season is expected to increase from 2012, when more than 60,000 farmers followed the Roundup Ready PLUS platform and received incentives for using qualifying herbicides from Monsanto and its industry partners.

Those partners include Valent, Syngenta, FMC Agricultural Products, AMVAC Chemical Corporation and Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc. Roundup Ready PLUS incentives for next season are now posted on www.roundupreadyPLUS.com and on the mobile app Weed Manager PLUS. The app is available from the Apple app store and Google Play.

To learn more about our business and our commitments, please visit: www.monsanto.com.

 

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