New Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System
“Monsanto’s introduction of this new crop system will be another tool for a farmer’s weed control program, both for those dealing with glyphosate-resistant weeds and those who are trying to minimize the risk of developing resistant weeds,” said Johnny Dodson, a Halls, Tenn., farmer who is past president of the American Soybean Association. “Dicamba is a mode of action that has not been available to soybean producers as an in-crop herbicide. The Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System will give them additional choice to help grow high-quality, clean, high-yielding crops.”
Once approved, the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System will be available in all Monsanto soybean brands, and broadly licensed to independent seed companies. Although soybean farmers will have first access to Roundup Ready Xtend crops and Roundup Xtend herbicide, Monsanto also plans to have a follow-up introduction for cotton with Bollgard II RR Xtend with LibertyLink. In addition to glyphosate tolerance, this Genuity cotton product would provide growers with dicamba and glufosinate tolerance, pending regulatory approvals.
Monsanto Company and BASF have been collaborating on the advancement of next generation low-volatility herbicide technology to be used in the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop Systems.
For more information, visit http://www.roundupreadyplus.com/.