Mar. 10, 2016
A major advancement in soybean trait technology was introduced as Brian Mayer of Cutler, Illinois received his first delivery of new Asgrow® brand Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans. Soybean farmers throughout the country will start receiving their orders this month.
Built on higher-yielding Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® technology, farmers who plant Asgrow Roundup Ready 2 Xtend can count on 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.
Mayer plans to plant AG42X6 brand this spring. “I have been planting Asgrow beans for about 20 years, and they have performed very well on our farm,” said Mayer. “I’m planting Asgrow brand Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans this year to get the latest genetics they have and the best yield possible from our ground.”
“Today represents an exciting milestone for the Asgrow brand and farmers,” said Dipal Chaudhari, Asgrow brand manager. “This new technology provides the leading genetics and yield performance farmers have come to expect from the Asgrow brand.”
These new Asgrow Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans will have elite 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 $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.