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2011-01-22 08:56:29

They pop up in farm fields across 22 states, and they've been called the single largest threat to production agriculture that farmers have ever seen. They are "superweeds" "“ undesirable plants that can tolerate multiple herbicides, including the popular gylphosate, also known as RoundUp "“ and they cost time and money because the only real solution is for farmers to plow them out of the field before they suffocate corn, soybeans or cotton. Now, thanks to the work of researchers...

2011-01-22 08:55:15

Discovery may provide solution to spread of herbicide-resistant weeds In an article in the Nov. 23 issue of the journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers with Dow AgroSciences and the University of Missouri report on two bacterial enzymes that, when transformed into corn and soybeans, provide robust resistance to the herbicide 2,4-D. The discovery may soon provide Missouri corn and soybean growers a solution to the growing problem of herbicide-resistant weeds....

2011-01-06 08:30:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Several projects across platforms and crops designed to improve farmers' on-farm productivity and profitability advanced phases today as part of Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) annual pipeline update. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/monsanto/48030/ The company highlighted, in particular, key projects in its yield and stress pipeline collaboration with Germany-based BASF...

2010-10-19 16:48:12

Scientists at the University of Adelaide have discovered new cases of herbicide resistance in annual ryegrass, one of the world's most serious and costly weeds. For the first time, researchers have found that annual ryegrass has developed resistance to paraquat, the second most important "knockdown" herbicide used by cropping farmers. Weed management experts Dr Peter Boutsalis and Associate Professor Christopher Preston, from the University's Waite Research Institute, made the discovery in...

2010-10-19 08:00:00

TEL AVIV, Israel and ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Weed management just got easier for farmers, as two global leaders joined forces with proven molecules that will help manage and reduce the risk of developing weed resistance. Today, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and the Makhteshim Agan Group (TASE:MAIN) announced an agreement that makes Makhteshim Agan key partner of selected off-patent molecules to support Monsanto's Roundup Ready PLUS(TM) weed management platform....

2010-10-19 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today outlined its new platform on weed management to provide the framework needed to manage weeds in the absence or presence of glyphosate-resistance. The Roundup Ready PLUS(TM) platform allows farmers to increase the benefits of their Roundup Ready crops by using the best practice recommendations and receiving financial incentives for following the program. The platform is designed to provide effective and...

2010-10-15 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As farmers begin to make their 2011 seed purchase decisions, early harvest results collected by Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) from three of the nation's leading soybean producing states indicate that Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans are exhibiting an average of more than three bushels per acre yield advantage, with a greater than 70 percent win rate, when compared with competitive Roundup Ready soybean varieties in those states. The...

2010-10-13 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Corn and soybean farmers in Latin America are now one step closer to planting improved next-generation technologies to support the world's growing demands for food and feed. Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) has secured two new approvals in Latin America: Genuity® VT Triple PRO(TM) corn in Argentina and Bt Roundup Ready 2 Yield® (BtRR2Y) soybeans in Brazil. "These approvals are great news for our farmer customers...

2010-10-06 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ($ in millions, except per Fourth Fourth share amounts) Quarter Quarter -------------------------- ------- ------- 2010 2009 --- ---- Net Sales by Segment Corn seed and traits $424 $387 Soybean seed and traits 103...

2010-09-07 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC (NYSE: FMC) announced today that it has entered into a development and distribution agreement with Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., and Ihara Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., for access to the new herbicide pyroxasulfone for use in combination with FMC's fluthiacet-methyl herbicide. FMC acquired fluthiacet-methyl from Kumiai earlier this year. Both herbicides are effective on glyphosate-resistant weeds. Pyroxasulfone is a new molecule that provides...


Latest Glyphosate Reference Libraries

Roundup Ready Soybean
2013-10-02 13:09:21

Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...

Genetically Modified Wheat
2013-10-02 07:20:35

Genetically Modified Wheat is wheat that has been genetically engineered by the direct manipulation of its genome utilizing biotechnology. It has also been termed GMO wheat, GMO standing for genetically modified organism. As of the year 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially, but many field tests have been performed. Wheat is an important domesticated grass that is used around the world for food, and its evolution has been influenced by human intervention since the dawn of agriculture....

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