On Wednesday, the EPA issued their approval of the XtendiMax™ with VaporGrip™ Technology, a low-volatility dicamba herbicide for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans. Overall, the approval itself wasn’t a surprise, but the timing of it was! We were expecting a stripped down, ‘starter’ version of the technology to be approved around this time, with the full approval of the system further down the road. What we got was the full-meal-deal right off the bat!
With the approval comes the need for education and understanding of the system. The following are basic pieces that I think farmers need to know about this exciting new technology:
One of our own seed growers had the opportunity to utilize the full system in a production field setting before it was available on the market. To hear him tell about his experience with the system, check out the video here!
We’ll be sure to update you as more information becomes available. Keep an eye out for a ‘best practices’ video when we know more about the specifics on the application of this new and exciting technology.