Monsanto, Sumitomo and Valent Extend Crop Protection Partnership
Monsanto Company, Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd. (SCC), and Valent U.S.A. Corporation – a wholly-owned subsidiary of SCC – have agreed to extend their strategic partnership in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions platform for cotton and soybeans in the United States.
Monsanto’s Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions platform allows farmers to maximize the performance of their Roundup Ready crops by developing effective, economical and sustainable approaches to controlling tough-to-manage and glyphosate-resistant weeds.
Farmers can earn cash-back incentives for using Roundup brand agricultural herbicides with Roundup Ready PLUS endorsed products. More details are available online.
Valent herbicides that will continue to be endorsed in Roundup Ready PLUS include preemergence herbicides such as Valor, Valor XLT, Fierce, Fierce XLT and Chateau, as well as post herbicides such as Cobra, Phoenix and Select Max.
“The extension of this collaboration ensures that we will continue to deliver choice and long-term value for farmers through Roundup Ready PLUS by incorporating valuable weed management solutions provided in the portfolio of Valent products,” according to Chris Reat, Roundup Ready PLUS marketing manager at Monsanto.
“By extending this strategic partnership with Valent, we are ensuring that cotton and soybean growers have the variety of effective options they need to proactively manage tough weeds and reduce the risk of developing weed resistance.”
“Valent and Monsanto have successfully partnered through Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management to bring farmers the best-performing herbicide solutions to manage tough and resistant weeds,” said Gary Schaefer, senior manager of the row crop herbicide business at Valent U.S.A. Corporation. “We look forward to continuing this strong partnership with Monsanto and to bringing new weed management solutions to farmers through the Roundup Ready PLUS platform.”
Source – Monsanto Company