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Serving: Central could help with resistance issues

“All you ever wanted to know about weed resistance but were afraid to ask.” That's what the newly re-designed offers to farmers seeking to find ways to control more weeds in conventional and Roundup Ready crop systems.

The site, which also features a more user-friendly interface, provides farmers information and guidance on effective weed management, ways to reduce the risk of developing weed resistance and options to maximize yield potential through proper stewardship of traits and herbicides.

Farmers can use the site to find information in three main categories: general weed management, Roundup Ready technology and insight from popular press and other third parties, said Rick Cole, Monsanto technology development manager.

“The purpose is to provide a simple Web site that farmers can use to get information about managing glyphosate-resistant weeds, as well as general weed management guidelines for their fields,” said Cole, adding the site and other educational efforts illustrate his company's efforts to help ensure farmers' long-term success.

The web site provides access to:

  • Weed resistance management recommendations and best practices offered by Monsanto and leading university weed scientists.

  • Information on biology and control of tough-to-control weed species.

  • Recommendations for the use of Roundup Ready technology in corn, cotton, soybeans, canola, alfalfa and sugar beets.

  • Links to university Extension weed science Web sites and to commodity organization training modules.

  • Weed resistance management news articles and other resources.

Monsanto has also developed an online tool,, that farmers can use to assess their risk of developing weed resistance to glyphosate in corn and soybean production on a field-by-field basis and associated management steps that can reduce that risk.

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