Farmers With Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans

Sprayed Early With Confidence In 2019

This season, the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System updated agronomic recommendations to help farmers get the most out of their early-season applications.

"Early-season weed control is important for optimizing soybean yield potential. Creating a management plan for effectively controlling weeds is one of the most important decisions farmers make," says Neha Rana, Market Development Manager, Bayer. "It's important that they have a sound recommendation that they can count on for weed control.

"We have three years of data indicating that farmers who follow these three steps will experience effective weed control and increased flexibility," Rana says.

In years like this one, weed control is critically important — and farmers can count on XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology, a restricted use pesticide, to help manage tough-to-control weeds and provide up to 14 days of soil activity on certain small-seeded broadleaf weeds. The use of a soil residual product in combination with XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, either pre-plant or at planting, provides an excellent opportunity to maximize herbicide soil residual activity.

"The 3-step Spray Early With Confidence program is always the first recommendation," says Boyd Carey, Regional Agronomy Lead, Bayer, "as it is the most sustainable and reliably effective approach. The good news is that, even in less than ideal conditions, the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System still works effectively."

Other Advantages:

  1. In Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans, there are no planting restrictions. If you are in no-till, you don't have to wait to plant after the pre-plant burndown application. XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology can be applied at any point prior to planting through emergence.
  2. The water solubility properties of XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology and Warrant® Herbicide complement each other so that the combination can provide control of germinating weeds in a greater variety of soil moisture environments than either herbicide alone. "You don't have to wait — and you shouldn't wait — for all the weeds to emerge before making your postemergence application," says Carey. "Spray early while weeds are small and then rely on the combination of XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, Roundup PowerMAX® herbicide and Warrant Herbicide (plus an approved DRA) to control emerged tough-to-control broadleaves and grasses and subsequent emerging weeds in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans."

Farmers who planted Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans were encouraged to follow three easy steps:

  1. Start Clean

    Use an appropriate burndown herbicide at the labeled rate or tillage.

  2. Apply A Pre-emergence Residual Herbicide

    Use a qualifying residual product (Group 3, 14 or 15) at the labeled rate within two weeks before planting or prior to soybean emergence to help control broadleaf weeds in soybeans.

  3. Postemergence Application

    Apply when weeds are less than 4 inches tall and within 30 days after planting soybeans:

    • XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology, a restricted use pesticide
    • Roundup PowerMAX® herbicide or Roundup WeatherMAX® herbicide
    • Warrant® Herbicide or Warrant Ultra Herbicide
    • An approved DRA

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