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New herbicide targets weeds in the Wheat Belt

Agriculture.com Staff 06/23/2006 @ 7:38am

Monsanto is introducing a new herbicide that it says is specially formulated to outperform competing herbicides currently used in the Wheat Belt, which includes the Great Plains and the Pacific Northwest.

The company says the new herbicide, called RT 3, controls tough weeds in ideal, cool-wet and hot-dry conditions, providing broad-spectrum control of annual and perennial weeds when applied pre-plant, post-harvest, or as a fallow treatment.

"This new herbicide is highly concentrated and will treat 45 percent more acres per gallon than most competitive herbicide products," says Jeff Wheeler, RT 3 Marketing Manager for Monsanto.

Wheeler says RT 3 herbicide will be priced economically and offered at the same current low price of RT Master II. The product will also offer a one-hour rainfast guarantee and will be backed by Monsanto's sales and technical support network.

Developed and manufactured by Monsanto, the new RT 3 herbicide is powered by Roundup Technology. According to Wheeler, RT 3 is useful for farmers who are trying to control tough weeds, such as Russian thistle and kochia. The new herbicide can also be used in conservation tillage systems that can save an average of 3.5 gallons of fuel per acre.

Monsanto is introducing a new herbicide that it says is specially formulated to outperform competing herbicides currently used in the Wheat Belt, which includes the Great Plains and the Pacific Northwest.

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