A complete herbicide program in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans will include preplant residual products and overlapping chemistries for best weed management and resistance management purposes. Optimizing weed control in this system means using the dicamba formulation labeled for use in the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System for soybeans, XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology, a restricted use pesticide.
A key to maximizing weed control with on-target applications of XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology and minimizing the potential for off-target movement in the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System will be adhering to important application requirements. Monsanto worked with the U.S. EPA to update the XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology label to enhance requirements around training and record keeping and to add the restricted use pesticide designation. The enhanced label provides, among other updates:
- Mandatory Training
- Record Keeping
- Restricted Use Pesticide Designation
The training can be completed a few ways, depending on what’s required within an individual state. The training covers application requirements, record keeping, identifying susceptible/sensitive crops, application windows and understanding inversions, among other topics. The departments of agriculture in individual states are being worked with to determine how best to deliver the training and fulfill state requirements.
A form has been developed that farmers can print and complete to track record keeping requirements such as susceptible crop awareness, nozzles and application timing, among others. As a restricted use pesticide product, the sale and use of XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology is limited to certified applicators or those acting under their supervision. Check with your state for specific requirements.
A clean cotton field seven days after XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology (a restricted use pesticide) application.
“To enhance the experience farmers have with the technology in 2018, we’re distributing spray nozzles at no cost; setting up a technical support call center to help applicators easily access information on application requirements and best management practices; and developing a spray app to help applicators avoid problematic weather conditions” said Ryan Rubischko, product manager and marketing lead at Monsanto. “We’ll also continue to offer an incentive of up to $6 per acre when applying XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology through Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions.”
For best management practices and herbicide recommendations, farmers and dealers are urged to visit the Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions website, developed by Monsanto in conjunction with leading academics and industry partners to help farmers and dealers improve weed control. To learn more visit: RoundupReadyXtend.com/Training
A clean field of Roundup Ready Xtend Soybeans in Eastern Missouri.
*On certain small-seeded broadleaf weeds. Results may vary, depending on rainfall and soil type. Always use dicamba with traditional residual herbicides in pre-emergence and postemergence applications that have different, effective sites of action, along with other diversified weed management practices.