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Monsanto Announces Next Class Products for Dekalb, Asgrow Brands

Today, Monsanto announced its 2016 Next Class products for the Asgrow and Dekalb brands.
Because Asgrow products are developed and tested in a broad, diverse network of breeding stations across the country, Monsanto reports that Next Class products offer high yield potential and protection against yield-robbing pests.
Building on the 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 2016 Next Class line up of the Dekalb brand,  farmers have 23 products to choose from. With Dekalb Next Class products, Monsanto says 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. This gives breeders access to more genetic ingredients and, in the end, helps to provide farmers solutions that are tailored 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,” says Matt Rowland, Dekalb product development manager.
For more information about maximizing yield potential and a list of new Asgrow and Dekalb products, Monsanto recommends contacting the local Asgrow and DEKALB certified dealer or visiting and