Monsanto's Asgrow® Roundup Ready soybeans to reach US farmers in March

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March 9, 2016

Monsanto''s Asgrow® Roundup Ready soybeans to reach US farmers in March

Soybean farmers in the US will start receiving their orders of Monsanto''s Asgrow® brand Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans this month.

The product has been described by the company as "a major advancement in soybean trait technology".

Built on higher-yielding Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® technology, farmers - who plant Asgrow Roundup Ready 2 Xtend - can expect the same strong yield potential. In addition, these new soybean products provide resistance packages against nematodes and Phytophthora root rot.

The Asgrow brand is offering the largest selection of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean products for planting in 2016, with 25 products spanning all eight maturity groups.

"I have been planting Asgrow beans for about 20 years, and they have performed very well on our farm," said Brian Mayer of Cutler, Illinois.

"Today represents an exciting milestone for the Asgrow brand and farmers," Dipal Chaudhari, Asgrow’s brand manager, commented. "This new technology provides the leading genetics and yield performance farmers have come to expect from the Asgrow brand."

The new Asgrow Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans will have high-quality genetics that offer superior performance to farmers. To help more farmers experience the benefits of these products in 2016, there will be an introductory discount of US$5 per unit.

Once the use of over-the top dicamba is approved, the Asgrow Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System will offer growers a vital tool for managing tough-to-control and glyphosate-resistant weeds.