Monsanto Company announced that the EPA has approved XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology, a low-volatility dicamba herbicide for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlexcotton. This will allow farmers the opportunity to utilize dicamba in the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System in 2017, pending state approvals.
The Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System is intended to provide farmers with more consistent, flexible control of weeds, especially tough-to-manage and glyphosate resistant weeds, and to help maximize crop yield potential. The system will include Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, the industry’s first biotech product with tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate herbicides, and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton, providing tolerance to three herbicides: dicamba, glyphosate and glufosinate. Monsanto projects over 15 million Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean acres and over 3 million acres of Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton in 2017.
Ryan Rubischko, North America dicamba portfolio lead, says the XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology reduces the volatility potential that exists in other dicamba formulations currently on the market. He adds that Monsanto will build on its existing education programs and best management practices for Xtendi Max with VaporGrip Technology.
To stay up to date on state registrations and the latest information on the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System, visit RoundupReadyXtend.com.