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MONSANTO: ASGROW'S PERFORMANCE SYSTEM BRINGS COMPETITIVE EDGE IN SOYBEAN PRODUCTION
Source: Monsanto news release

Asgrow agronomists are encouraging farmers to follow a season-long systems approach to increase the yield potential and profitability of their Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans.

Called the Asgrow Performance System, this approach combines exclusive Asgrow genetics from the industry's leading breeding program and the latest soybean trait technology in the form of Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield. It is also complemented by Acceleron Seed Treatment Products to help control early-season plant diseases and insects and enhanced yield protection with complete weed management solutions through the Roundup Ready PLUS platform.

"When choosing a soybean system, yield should be the first consideration," says Mike Bachman, Monsanto Soybean Product Development Manager. "The Asgrow Performance System is a comprehensive approach that combines higher-yield potential Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield products, improved plant vigor and maximum stress protection."

And farmers are seeing the proof of the higher yield potential found with the Asgrow Performance System.

"It's all about a systems approach on my farm, and I have seen higher yields and increased productivity with the Asgrow Performance System on my soybean acres," says Darren Smith of Clarkton, Mo. "When I plant the latest Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield varieties and compliment their genetic potential with Acceleron Seed Treatment Products and weed management best practices, I see a return on my investment at the end of the year."

The Asgrow Performance System includes:

PLAN: Selecting the right soybean variety for your field and planting at the optimal time.

PLANT: Combining high-performing Asgrow genetics with the Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield trait to achieve the best opportunity for higher yield potential. Protecting yield by:

•Utilizing Acceleron Seed Treatment Products to help maximize the full performance benefits of Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans while offering improved plant health, less crop loss and excellent protection against diseases and early-season insects.

•Implementing Roundup Ready PLUS Weed Management Solutions. Supported by independent weed scientists, this platform offers recommendations suited for your location and management practices to provide you with the best combination of herbicides on the market to combat glyphosate-resistant and other tough-to-control weeds.

PERFORM: The Asgrow Performance System can help farmers get their full yield potential. In more than 8,000 comparisons in 2011, Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield products outyielded competitive products by 4.5 bushels per acre* with a 79 percent win rate. Also, Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans delivered a 5 bushel per acre** advantage over soybeans in the LibertyLink system.

For more information about Asgrow, farmers can contact their local Asgrow Dealer, visit http://www.asgrow.com and follow its business on http://www.facebook.com/Asgrow.

* In more than 8,000 comparisons, Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield products out yielded competitive products by 4.5 bushels per acre with a 79% win rate. Data as of November 2, 2011. Includes all Monsanto plot data. All head-to-head comparisons are within +/- 0.4 day maturity. Data represents the Top 5 Performing Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield products (with a minimum of 30 comparisons per product) versus competitive Pioneer and NK Roundup Ready products by state.

**2011 University Variety Trial data. Summarized across all locations and maturity groups at each institution. Includes all Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield (RR2Y), RR2Y/STS, and RR2Y/SCN products where available.


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