Monsanto, Valent Enhance Soybean Efforts

New for 2009, Valent U.S.A. Corp. and Monsanto Co. announced an enhanced Roundup Rewards offering to help your grower-customers maintain strong yields in their soybean crops and further reduce their risk during uncertain conditions.

The START CLEAN, STAY CLEAN Assurance Plan for Roundup Ready soybeans program now offers growers up to $13 in risk protection. Farmers who use Valor, Valor XLT, or Gangster residual herbicides followed by Roundup WeatherMAX, at the proper timing, can receive up to $13 per acre if their field requires a second in-crop treatment in a season.

In addition to battling tough weeds, the two companies are collaborating to fight the increasing presence of yield-robbing volunteer corn. Valent and Monsanto have renewed their partnership on the Volunteer Roundup Ready Corn 2 Cost-Share Allowance program. Growers who use Valent’s Select Max Herbicide with Inside Technology to control volunteer Roundup Ready Corn 2 in Roundup Ready soybeans can receive up to $3.90 per acre through the program and up to $5.50 per acre if qualified as a Roundup PowerMAX grower.

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