The Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions 2015 Challenge

Which Fields Will Be Cleaner?

The Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions 2015 Challenge

Clean fields mean strong yields, which is why crop management is crucial. Follow along right here as dozens of farmers participate in the Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions 2015 Challenge.

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Each participating farmer has planted two plots. In one, they’re implementing their usual crop management program. In the other, they’re utilizing Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® Soybeans and following the Roundup Ready PLUS platform recommendations. Throughout the season, we will be sharing photos, videos, observations and more from the fields. Come back often to see how the plots compare. Read Less

Join the conversation on Twitter with #CompeteForClean, and follow @RRPLUS.

Field Snapshots

Explore and compare progress on our featured farmers’ fields. New content will be added at each stage of the season.

The problem is marestail will germinate in the Fall and its got a lot of deep root system and if you don't Fall apply chemistry to knock it out, once spring rolls around you've got to have 2,4-D or Dicamba in the spring for burndown.

— Jason Liter, Applicator
Herman Wiid, a farmer in New London, MO, scouts his field before planting.

Herman Wiid, a farmer in New London, MO, scouts his field before planting.

Dan Hackmann, corn and soybean farmer in St. Charles, Mo., looks over his newly planted soybean fields.

Dan Hackmann, corn and soybean farmer in St. Charles, Mo., looks over his newly
planted soybean fields.

The importance of using multiple modes of action is to make sure you have a variety of protection against the hard-to-kill weeds.

— Megan McQuoid, DSM
#CompeteForClean Challenge - Herman Wiid

Farmer Herman Wiid is concerned about marestail in his New London, Missouri, fields. He's taking the Roundup Ready PLUS Challenge to create an environment that encourages better yield by partnering a standout weed control program with his cover crop system.

The biggest thing is that we want to be proactive. We don't want to come in and have to rescue.

— Ashley Bergthold, DSM
Ashley Bergthold, a Monsanto DSM, works with soybean farmer Hermann Wiid to develop this season’s weed management plan.

Ashley Bergthold, a Monsanto DSM, works with soybean farmer Herman Wiid to develop this season’s weed management plan.

All year long, you're watching what's going on, if any different weeds are coming on. I keep an eye on it all the time.

— Dan Hackmann, MO Farmer
A crew plants Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans in Dan Hackmann's fields in St. Charles, Mo.

A crew plants Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans in Dan Hackmann's fields in St. Charles, Mo.

The best way to help keep resistant weeds away is to never let them come up.

— Ashley Bergthold, DSM
Northeast Missouri farmer Herman Wiid explains how his cover crop equipment helps him with off-season weed management.

Northeast Missouri farmer Herman Wiid explains how his cover crop equipment helps him with off-season weed management.

#CompeteForClean Challenge - Dan Hackmann

Dan Hackmann, a farmer in St. Charles, Mo., discusses his weed control methods as his brother plants soybeans behind him.

The most difficult thing on controlling these weeds is that they’re just really tough to kill. If you don’t catch them early, they spread fast.

— Megan McQuoid, DSM

We’ve worked hard to combat resistant weeds by changing our chemical programs up and really going after them from the get-go.

— Jason Bean
Jason Bean examines his soybean plants as a sprayer runs through one of his fields in Peach Orchard, Missouri.

Jason Bean examines his soybean plants as a sprayer runs through one of his fields in Peach Orchard, Missouri.

As long as we stay on that program of rotating crops and using different chemistries, I’m very confident.

— Jason Bean
#CompeteForClean Challenge - Dan Hackmann

Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions is an important part of Jason Bean’s weed control program. He focuses on burndown, multiple in-season applications and rotating chemistries to achieve success.

Something that we have seen this year worse than ever is Johnson grass. But knowing what chemistries work and varying those chemistries is the key to success.

— Jason Bean
Jason Bean, a farmer in Peach Orchard, Missouri, surveys his clean soybean fields.

Jason Bean, a farmer in Peach Orchard, Missouri, surveys his clean soybean fields.

Jason Bean, a farmer in Peach Orchard, Missouri, discusses the weed control program he uses for his soybeans.

Jason Bean, a farmer in Peach Orchard, Missouri, discusses the weed control program he uses for his soybeans.

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Harvest Results

Each participating farmer has planted two plots side by side. In one, they’re implementing their usual crop management.

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Clean fields mean more profits for farmers at harvest

Clean fields mean more profits for farmers at harvest

When we started, rescue treatment was a good thing. Now, the rescue treatment is probably not going to work. You’ve got to do everything you can to keep a clean field to start.

— Larry Valier
Harvesting Asgrow® Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans in DuQuoin, IL.

Harvesting Asgrow® Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans in DuQuoin, IL.

#CompeteForClean Challenge - Larry Valier

Farmer Larry Valier understands the importance of using residuals on his soybean fields to control weeds like waterhemp. He’s taking the Roundup Ready PLUS Challenge to see how well his Asgrow® Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans perform in Du Quoin, IL.

Stan Valier and Asgrow® / DEKALB® DSM Jonathan Schneider discuss soybean harvest at Valier Farms in DuQuion, IL.

Stan Valier and Asgrow® / DEKALB® DSM Jonathan Schneider discuss soybean harvest at Valier Farms in DuQuion, IL.

We had a lot of rain in the spring. If you did not have a weed control plan at the beginning of the year, you were really left behind.

— Jonathan Schneider, District Sales Manager

I like a fall burndown. It seems much easier for the field to dry out in the spring if it’s clean.

— Larry Valier
Asgrow® soybeans have been on Valier Farms for years.

Asgrow® soybeans have been on Valier Farms for years.

The Latest #CompeteForClean Tweets

#CompeteForClean Tweets

See what people are talking about now. Explore current and past tweets for advice, learnings, reports and more.

Ryan Stainbrook

These came in mail today. Let me know if you need a copy! #CompeteForClean

7:13 PM - 14 Nov 2015

Amanda Koch

@RRPLUS weed management meeting @AndaleFarmersCo customers. #partnership #CompeteForClean @Asgrow_DEKALB

8:21 AM - 30 Oct 2015

Brad Gibson

#CompeteForClean Aldrich Farms Harvesting Clean Lewis Hybrids 473R2 soybeans

6:17 PM - 28 Oct 2015

Jonathan Schneider

AG4135s continue to impress; even in double-crop! #myfarmmyyield #CompeteForClean @ASDK_SIL

8:16 AM - 18 Oct 2015

Amanda Koch

As #fall continues on be sure to contact your @Asgrow_DEKALB dealer and discuss #CompeteForClean weed control with @RRPLUS program.

8:43 PM - 05 Oct 2015

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