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Monsanto launches online weed resistance risk assessment tool

04/04/2007 @ 12:02pm

Monsanto has launched a new online Weed Resistance Risk Assessment Program for growers who use Roundup Ready weed control technology.

Located on the Web at www.weedtool.com, the program was created to help farmers gauge the risk of developing glyphosate-resistant weeds in their fields.

Monsanto developed the program in cooperation with seven leading universities: Purdue University, University of Nebraska, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, the University of Missouri, Michigan State University, North Carolina State University and Iowa State University.

With the help and advice of university weed science experts, 10 brief questions were developed as the basis for this farmer field-by-field assessment. After participants answer the field-related questions, they are assigned a risk rating score. Then, their three highest scoring questions are addressed with corresponding best farming practices designed to help lower their weed resistance risk.

In addition to the situation-specific recommendations, users have access to resources like weed management guides for tough-to-control weeds and weed resistance tips.

Monsanto has launched a new online Weed Resistance Risk Assessment Program for growers who use Roundup Ready weed control technology.