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EPA Approves Use of Monsanto’s XtendiMax Herbicide on Soybeans and Cotton

Source: Monsanto news release

Monsanto Company announced on November 14, the EPA has approved XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology, a low-volatility dicamba herbicide, for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans and Bollgard II® XtendFlex® cotton. This significant milestone will provide farmers the opportunity to utilize dicamba in the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System in 2017.

With XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology approved for in-crop use by EPA, farmers can now look forward to another tool for use within the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System in the United States in 2017, pending state approvals. Monsanto is in a strong position to supply dicamba demand to support the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System in soybeans and cotton. Monsanto projects over 15 million Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean acres and over 3 million acres of Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton in 2017.

The Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System is intended to provide farmers with more consistent, flexible control of weeds, especially tough-to-manage and glyphosate resistant weeds, and to help maximize crop yield potential. The system will include Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, the industry’s first biotech product with tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate herbicides, and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton, providing tolerance to three herbicides, dicamba, glyphosate and glufosinate.

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