WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Oct. 27, 2014) - Some things farmers know for sure. One is that pre-harvest weed control is a good idea. But getting the timing right can be much trickier. Monsanto is helping eliminate the guesswork with its new Preharvest Staging App.

The app is designed to help quickly and accurately stage crops and weeds for preharvest applications of Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. It includes photos, measurements, in-field tests and herbicide recommendations for each of the crops and weeds currently on label. Users can also take advantage of the handy note-taking feature and herbicide calculator.

"Growers know it takes more than great seed to get those extra bushels in the bin," says Jennifer Ewankiw, crop protection marketing manager. "It takes great crop management too, and we believe this app will help farmers make solid agronomic decisions at that critical preharvest stage."

The new app captures the findings of nearly a decade of research on preharvest staging and safe, effective applications of Roundup brand agricultural herbicides. This includes always following label directions.

"Preharvest is the best time to control Canada thistle and a variety of other weeds," says Ewankiw. "This app can help farmers maximize their herbicide investment while keeping their production clean and safe."

The Preharvest Staging Guide App is available for download from the Apple App Store for iOS devices, and Google Play for Android devices. The app is available in both English and French. Learn more and try it for yourself at

About Monsanto Canada

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monsanto Canada Inc. is part of the larger global Monsanto Company. Monsanto is an agricultural company committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce a variety of seeds ranging from fruits and vegetables to key crops - such as corn, soybeans, canola and cotton - that help farmers produce abundant and nutritious food. We work to find sustainable agriculture solutions that help farmers conserve natural resources, use data to improve farming practices, use water and other important resources more efficiently, and protect their crops from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world's biggest challenges.

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Contact Information:

Monsanto Canada
Kelly Funke
Public Affairs Manager
(204) 985-1035

Monsanto Canada
Jennifer Ewankiw
Crop Protection Marketing Manager
(204) 985-1083