Using the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System, including XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology (Restricted Use Pesticide), per label directions not only minimizes chances of off-target movement but also helps maximize weed control in the field. As farmers and applicators prepare for the 2020 season, a refresher course on the XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology label and application requirements will be beneficial.
The federal mandatory applicator training for using auxin-specific products such as XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology will continue into the 2020 season. This means that even if you received mandatory dicamba training for the 2019 season, you must complete it again for the 2020 season.
For 2020, farmers and applicators must be fully certified and a licensed commercial applicator, or a private applicator or a farmer to purchase or use XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology.
Ahead of the 2020 season, applicators will need to check with their state Department of Agriculture for state-specific requirements.
Once again, Bayer's in-person dicamba training sessions will be focused on compliance with the product label, application requirements, required record keeping, understanding of susceptible/sensitive crops, window of application and understanding environmental conditions such as inversions and tank cleanout procedures, along with best management practices and weed management recommendations.
Visit RoundupReadyXtend.com/TrainingTA to find out more about in-person and online training opportunities.
Use the app at RoundupReadyXtend.com/SprayAppTA to forecast the weather, keep application records, watch educational videos and monitor wind conditions.
Visit RoundupReadyXtend.com/FindAnApplicatorTA and enter your ZIP code to see a list of applicators and contacts and to get localized product recommendations.
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