Monsanto releases 2016 Roundup Ready Plus updates

The 2016 Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions recommendations by Monsanto include new tools for fighting weeds and pests.

“The collaborative educational efforts on best management practices – particularly in the area of weed control – are paying off for growers,” Austin Horn, Monsanto’s crop protection systems marketing manager, said. “In a year in which farmers are looking to be even more efficient with their inputs, the recommendations, incentives and education provided by Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions can help growers maintain clean fields and maximize yield potential.”

Monsanto emphasizes the importance of diversified weed management practices  by joining with universities, grower groups and other stakeholders for the eighth year in a row. The Roundup Ready PLUS platform recommends tank mixing herbicides with glyphosate as part of a diversified approach, using effective overlapping residual herbicides.

Two additions to the Roundup Ready PLUS incentives are Warrant Ultra Herbicide for soybean and cotton, and Capture LFR for seed and seedling pest control from wireworm, cutworm, grubs, armyworm, seed corn maggot and common stalk borer.

When Monsanto started the platform in fall 2010, research showed there was only a 33 percent use of residual herbicides in soybeans by farmers, now the percentage is up to 70 percent.

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