Monsanto Tests Intacta RR2 PRO Soybeans in Brazil
Mar. 23, 2012
This new technology offers a potential solution to one of the main obstacles of growing soybeans in Brazil, leaf eating worms.
The average soybean field in Brazil must be sprayed at least twice or more with appropriate insecticides to control the worms. This new technology should offer significant savings for Brazilian producers by reducing or eliminating the need for insecticides.
The fact that the new soybean will require fewer insecticides is in line with the goal of the Brazilian government of making soybean production in the country more sustainable. According to Monsanto representatives, the new technology is in harmony with sustainability goals, it increases productivity, it helps preserve natural resources, and it improves the quality of life of the farmers.
Unfortunately for the farmers in Rio Grande do Sul, this was not the best year for growing soybeans in the state due to the severe drought that continues to impact soybean production. Even under these adverse conditions, farmers in the state feel the Intacta RR2 Pro appears to be outperforming traditional Roundup Ready varieties.
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