A pilot program that Monsanto introduced in 2008 in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama to combat the growing problem of weed resistance, particularly glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, has been extended and expanded in 2009.
In its new Roundup Ready Cotton Performance Plus program Monsanto will pay rebates of up to $12 to growers of Roundup Ready and Roundup Ready Flex products who use select residual herbicide products from their own stable of products or from competing manufacturers.
Pre-plant chemistries in the Roundup Ready Cotton Performance Plus program include Valor (2 oz), which is eligible for a Monsanto rebate of $5.50 per acre; or Reflex (16 oz), eligible for $5.50 per acre; or Cotoran (2 pts), which is eligible for $3 per acre.
Early Post product rebates in the program include $5.50 an acre for PARRLAY herbicide (1.3 pts); or $3 per acre for Dual Magnum (1 pt).
Direx (32 oz) used at lay-by is eligible for a rebate of $1 per acre.
Thirteen qualifying states for the Roundup Ready Cotton Performance Plus Program include; South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi and Missouri.
For more details on the Roundup Ready Cotton Performance Plus program contact your local Monsanto herbicide dealer.