Bayer realizes that farmers and dealers are making decisions on what seed and trait packages to select for the 2021 season. To help assist our customers in this decision, Bayer is introducing the Plant with Confidence Offer.
While the EPA works towards a timely science-based decision on XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology and other low volatility dicamba
formulation registrations, we realize farmers are also seeking additional clarity on their alternative options. In the event that XtendiMax herbicide or another low volatility formulation isn’t available for use based upon EPA label decisions in the 2021 growing season, Bayer will continue to support
farmers that choose the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System for their 2021 planting needs by providing farmers with:
We also recognize the challenges and inconvenience of managing through uncertainty as the planting and spray seasons approach. Therefore, we are
committed to continue to provide this offer even if the EPA’s federal registration of XtendiMax herbicide or other low volatility dicamba formulations occurs after February 20, 2021 with one exception for certain Texas counties growing cotton with XtendFlex Technology.*** In this situation, farmers may both benefit from the offer and have the option to still be able to use this important tool in the fight against weed resistance if the registration occurs in-season.
Bayer hopes this Plant with Confidence Offer* will help farmers in developing their plans for a successful 2021 season.
Bayer stands fully behind XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology. We are proud of our role in bringing innovations like XtendiMax herbicide forward to help farmers safely, successfully, and sustainably protect their crops from weeds. We will continue working with the EPA, farmers, academics, and others to provide access to this important tool in the future.
*Depending on the authorized seed seller from which the farmer purchased their seed, the offer will be distributed either directly to the farmer or to the authorized seed seller. Seed sellers who receive funds pursuant to this offer will be required to pass along, per the terms of this offer, the funds to their farmers. Qualifying seed brands for this program are Asgrow®, Channel®, Deltapine®, Fontanelle Hybrids®, Gold Country Seed®, Hubner Seed™, Jung Seed Genetics™, Kruger Seeds™, Lewis Hybrids™, Rea Hybrids™, Specialty Hybrids™, Stewart Seeds™, and Stone Seed™.
**Price reduction will be made to the list price before the inclusion of other programs or offers for which a farmer may be eligible. Final price may vary.
***For the following counties in Texas, the offer for cotton with XtendFlex Technology will be provided if the EPA’s federal registration of XtendiMax herbicide or other low volatility dicamba formulations occurs after January 15, 2021: Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata.
If the EPA provides a Federal registration for XtendiMax herbicide or other low volatility dicamba formulations on or before February 20, 2021, with
exception for certain Texas counties growing cotton with XtendFlex Technology,*** the offer will be cancelled/voided.
If a decision is made by the EPA on XtendiMax herbicide and other low volatility dicamba formulations after February 20, 2021, with exception for certain
Texas counties growing cotton with XtendFlex Technology,*** the farmer will be given the offer payment on their qualifying products.
****Offer is based solely on the EPA’s decision regarding registration of low volatility dicamba formulations. State approvals, label restristions and other factors like label challenges do not factor in to the offer payment.
Farmers must have purchased any of the following products in the 2021 market year in an eligible brand and from an eligible seed seller:
The 2021 market year is September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021.
Bayer will be fulfilling the offer as soon as possible, but no later than September 30, 2021. Bayer will work with the seed seller to help ensure farmers
get their offer as quickly as possible per the terms of this program. If credits are distributed to the seed seller first, the seed seller is required to pay the
farmer what they are owed under the offer from the offer funds distributed to the seed seller. If farmers haven’t received their credits by October 15, 2021,
they should contact their seed seller. Farmers may receive credits from multiple seed sellers.
Per unit price reduction is based on 2021 market year net sales units of qualifying Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans, XtendFlex® soybeans and cotton with XtendFlex® Technology that are invoiced by Bayer.