You don't have to be an environmentalist to have heard the concerns about a declining honey bee population and that there might be a connection between this and herbicide usage. Bees play a vital role in modern, sustainable farming. What are herbicide manufacturers like Bayer, and regulators like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), doing to protect honey bees?
Bayer's commitment to honey bees extends to the plants they pollinate. Both Bayer and the EPA have strict measures in place to protect sensitive crops (EPA Group 8).
XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, like other dicamba products, has label restrictions warning applicators not to apply the product when the wind is blowing toward sensitive crops/areas. They must also record application details, including dates and survey documentation — all measures to ensure the product is being used safely for animals and plants alike.
To read more about Bayer's efforts to protect honey bees and pollinator forage, visit beecare.bayer.com/what-we-do/bayer-for-biodiversity-initiative.
*Additional protection measures are required in specific counties where endangered species may exist. Visit EPA.gov/Endangered-Species or call 1-844-447-3813 for more information.
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