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Industry News December 2016

EPA Approves XtendiMax Herbicide With VaporGrip Technology For In-Crop Use
The Environmental Protection Agency has approved XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology, a low-volatility dicamba formulation, for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton. Farmers will now have 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.

The Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System is intended to provide more consistent, flexible control of tough-to-manage and glyphosate-resistant weeds and help maximize crop yield potential. It provides tolerance to three herbicides — dicamba, glyphosate and glufosinate — in Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton.

“XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology introduces a significant reduction in volatility potential compared to dicamba formulations currently on the market today,” says Ryan Rubischko, North America dicamba portfolio lead.

High Plains Ag Conference Set For Dec. 9 In Lubbock
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual High Plains Ag Conference from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 9, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock.
The Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units offered for those with a valid private pesticide applicators license will be two integrated pest management — one laws and regulations — and two general.

Individual pre-registration, which includes lunch, is $35 by Dec. 7 and $45 thereafter with no lunch guarantee. For more information, contact Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension agent in Lubbock County at rj-scott@tamu.edu or 806-775-1740.