Monsanto challenge to demonstrate benefits of complete residual herbicide programs

Monsanto announced Monday 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.

The program is effective in controlling weeds and in protecting yield potential for farmers battling herbicide-resistant and tough-to-control weeds.

"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,” Monsanto Roundup Ready PLUS Marketing Manager Chris Reat said.

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. Alternative weed control strategies may include less-than-recommended rates of residual herbicides, no residuals or an alternative trait package and weed control systems.

The farmers’ progress with weed control – and their insights 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 - can be tracked at Twitter updates are also available by following @RRPLUS and the hashtag #CompeteForClean.

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