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Beyond the Rows is a Monsanto Company blog focused on one of the world’s most important industries, agriculture. Monsanto employees write about Monsanto’s business, the agriculture industry, and the farmer.
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Weed Management Strategies: Diversity is Still Key

By Greg Elmore, Technology Development Manager – Weed Management

This season, with new dicamba herbicide technology available to farmers and continuing discussions about glyphosate resistance, it’s especially important to remember to utilize a variety of weed control approaches to minimize the potential for selection of herbicide resistance. Farmers should keep in mind the importance of diversifying their weed management strategies, including using non-chemistry options as well as herbicides with multiple effective sites of action. This diversity is also key for the important task of properly managing new herbicides, like XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology, to help create longevity for that technology.… Full Article »

What does carbon neutral mean? A Q&A with an expert

Mike Lohuis is the Ag Environmental Strategy Lead at Monsanto, and is helping develop our strategy to address climate change. Here he answers some questions about our commitment to carbon neutrality.

What is Carbon Neutral Crop Production, and why is it important?

Crops use the process of photosynthesis to naturally convert carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere into oxygen and organic carbon in the form of plant biomass, roots and grain. However, the use of tillage, fuel, fertilizer, manure and other inputs used to grow crops also release carbon-dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHG) back into the atmosphere. Carbon-neutral cropping is a … Full Article »