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Monsanto: New Roundup Ready Corn 2 system

The next generation in the Roundup Ready system is Roundup Ready Corn 2 with SprayFLEX Protection.

Roundup Ready Corn 2 with Roundup WeatherMAX gives maximum yield potential and offers a wider window for herbicide application and the flexibility to apply higher rates for tough weeds.

Roundup Ready Corn 2 has superior in-plant tolerance to Roundup WeatherMAX. The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the labeling of Roundup WeatherMAX herbicide for higher rates and an expanded spray window. The new registration enhances the Roundup Ready Corn system, which controls a broad spectrum of weeds while providing improved crop safety.

“The Roundup Ready Corn 2 system with SprayFLEX Protection allows growers greater freedom to manage their herbicide program by giving them the flexibility to control the right weed with the right rate,” says Jennifer Ozimkiewicz, Monsanto corn trait marketing manager. SprayFLEX Protection relies on the enhanced gene technology of Roundup Ready Corn 2, which allows growers to spray Roundup WeatherMAX beyond 30-inch corn up to 48 inches, giving growers better weed control. In addition, growers now have the flexibility to use higher rates if necessary.

Research shows that the Roundup Ready Corn herbicide system consistently provides more than a 5.5-bushel advantage over conventional corn herbicide programs. “We are constantly investing in new technology that will provide our customers with a simple and effective system to maximize their yield potential,” says Ozimkiewicz. “Five plus bushels per acre in addition to savings on herbicide costs can translate to over $20 more profit per acre to a grower's bottom line.”

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