Next Class Products to Deliver Top Performance for Asgrow® and Dekalb® Brands in 2016

ST. LOUIS (February 25, 2015) – Farmers can count on strong yield potential in 2016 with the robust lineup of new Asgrow® and DEKALB® brand products. The high-performing products demonstrate the latest advances from the industry’s leading breeding program. Farmers will have the opportunity to protect their investment through leading traits and the best in plant health with the 2016 Next Class.

2016 Asgrow Next Class Products Offer Best Defensive Traits

The Asgrow brand’s lineup of Next Class products includes strong genetics and reliable technology, such as Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield®.  All Asgrow products are developed and tested in a broad, diverse network of breeding stations across the country where Asgrow breeders work to provide solutions to farmers in various agronomic situations. With a comprehensive package of agronomic traits, Next Class products offer high yield potential and protection against yield-robbing pests. Featuring exclusive and diverse genetics, the Next Class offers the best in the industry with new and reliable products.

Building on the trusted Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® technology, Next Class products plan to feature the highly anticipated Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans pending necessary regulatory approvals. As part of the largest biotech trait launch in Monsanto history, the Next Class products that contain the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybean trait will offer tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate herbicides providing farmers more weed management options and increased application flexibility.

 “For the last 40 years, Asgrow has led soybean breeding innovation and is dedicated to bringing farmers more advanced products and agronomic solutions,” said Mike Bachman, Monsanto Soybean Product Development Manager. “Our products are the best-of-the-best from the Asgrow brand’s elite breeding program.”


DEKALB Next Class Product Lineup Innovates in 2016

The DEKALB brand’s 2016 Next Class lineup includes 23 top products. In today’s economy, it’s more important than ever for consistent high-yielding results that give farmers confidence in their products to help outlast the toughest conditions. With DEKALB Next Class products, farmers can expect the highest yield potential, improved crop protection and plant health with greater resistance from diseases and environmental stressors. Through advanced breeding practices, new products are created by tapping an expansive foundation of germplasm that pulls genetics from more than 30 countries. Breeders are then able to work with the best genetic ingredients which allow them to provide top products and solutions to farmers that are tailored to each unique location to optimize individual performance.

“The products in our portfolio today are a sample of the pipeline ahead, with more traits and products designed to optimize yield against stress, disease and environmental conditions,” said Matt Rowland, DEKALB Product Development Manager. “Our commitment to providing new and improved DEKALB products every year keeps us looking ahead beyond tomorrow to the fields of 2020 and 2030.”

For more information about maximizing your yield potential and a complete list of new Asgrow and DEKALB products, work with your local Key Cooperative Agronomist

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