Farmers who take proactive steps to manage weeds on their farm will have more incentive to do so in the 2014 growing season.
Monsanto has expanded its popular Roundup Ready PLUS Weed Management Solutions platform to include additional herbicides for use in cotton and soybeans. Also, financial incentives now include Arizona cotton, and more products are now available for use 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, while earning cash-back incentives for soybeans, cotton or corn acres when using Roundup brand 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.”
To date, more than 60,000 farmers nationwide have participated in the Roundup Ready PLUS program 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 (available from the Apple app store and Google Play).
Roundup Ready PLUS Weed Management Solutions was developed by Monsanto in conjunction with leading academics and industry partners to help farmers improve their weed control, especially for tough-to-manage and glyphosate-resistant weeds. The Roundup Ready PLUS website includes weed management recommendations – including the use of residual herbicides and other weed control resources – by crop and by geography.