Monsanto Canada’s dicamba-plus-glyphosate-tolerant soybean system is in the works for a 2015 launch, if all goes according to plan (you can read more about that here), and, as part of the system, the company has rolled out more than just new in-the-plant herbicide tolerance.
As Derek Freitag, with Monsanto Canada, explains in this interview filmed at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, the Xtend soybean platform includes a several point plan to meet the company’s “start clean, stay clean” tagline. While the addition of dicamba tolerance offers farmers a chance at residual weed control, there are a few other unique aspects of the Xtend platform. The Xtend platform is built around a checklist of best management practices, and, for the first time, spray quality — in this case very coarse or more — is a part of the application prescription. Watch the video for more on the role nozzle selection and application requirements play in using this trait package.
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