Monsanto Ground Breakers participants gather for training
Darren Brown, soybean seed production grower for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans in the Missouri Bootheel and a Monsanto Ground Breakers program farmer, notes “Weed control with the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System was excellent last year, and we have resistant weeds here.”
More information on the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System – including Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, Roundup Xtend and XtendiMax herbicides, and the Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton product that will provide growers with glyphosate, glufosinate and dicamba tolerance – can be found at www.RoundupReadyPLUS.com. There, farmers can also find detailed information about stewardship requirements and access videos featuring the system in action.
Dave Rhylander, Monsanto’s FieldScripts marketing lead, points out that FieldScripts represents a new area of innovation for Monsanto that brings together the science of the seed with more precise equipment and tailored agronomic practices to help maximize yield potential for farmers. “Twenty years from now, when people are reflecting on breakthroughs in agriculture, our partners will have the satisfaction of knowing that the roots of these breakthroughs trace back to what Ground Breakers farmers did in the 2013 growing season,” he said.
Iowa farmer Tim Couser attended the FieldScripts Ground Breakers meeting and agrees this will be a significant innovation for farmers. “Up until this point there has not been one single good way to make a variable rate prescription map,” he said. “The thing Monsanto has going for it is they have all this information on a hybrid and how it responds in a particular environment and population. And before, the grower never had that information.”
For more information on FieldScripts, visit www.dekalb.com/FieldScripts.