Bayer has reached a series of agreements to resolve major outstanding Monsanto-related litigation in the U.S., including settlements totalling more than US$10 billion to address legal claims of Roundup herbicide causing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and a US$400 million agreement to settle litigation related to crop damage caused by dicamba herbicide drift. The company says it will… Read More

At least three out of four dicamba-containing herbicides have had U.S. registrations pulled effective immediately. The current registrations for Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax were set to expire in December of this year after being extended once. The recent U.S. Court of Appeal ruling put an end to the sale of dicamba herbicides for the 2020… Read More

It seems a bit of a no-brainer that the earlier weeds are taken out, the better. But that wasn’t always the case. “For years, standard farming practice was to delay that first in-crop herbicide application in order get a wider spectrum of weeds,” says Liz Simpson, canola agronomic systems manager with Bayer. “Today, that practice… Read More

The Canadian Competition Bureau says it has received the required court approvals to move ahead with its investigation into allegations of anti-competitive interactions between several major crop input suppliers and Farmers Business Network (FBN) Canada. The bureau says it obtained court orders on February 11, requiring BASF, Bayer, Cargill, Corteva, Federated Coop, Univar Solutions, and… Read More

To achieve cleaner fields, identifying the right time to spray is crucial. An early herbicide application is an effective way to get ahead of tough weeds. Using a dicamba-based system like the Roundup Ready Xtend® Crop System offers the flexibility of pre- and post-emergent applications and the ability to keep fields clean longer, thanks to… Read More

It’s an adage familiar to growers across the country, and one Bayer Canada has brought to life with its Roundup Ready® Xtend crop system. Combining the high yield potential of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans with a built-in tolerance to both glyphosate and dicamba chemistries, the system provides your soybean crop a head start against… Read More

Bayer has announced its Delaro fungicide has been approved for use in cereal crops in Canada. Already used for peas, lentils, chickpeas, and soybeans, the product has two active ingredients: prothioconazole (Group 3) and trifloxystrobin (Group 11). The pair of ingredients tackle foliar diseases including septoria leaf blotch, tan spot, rust species, net and spot… Read More

China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) has granted a safety certificate approval for the import and food/feed use of Bayer’s TruFlex canola with Roundup Ready technology. According to a news release, MARA has notified Bayer that a safety certificate for TruFlex canola has been granted, and they’re now awaiting final documentation which should be… Read More

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a temporary extension to the registration of dicamba, including product sold under the trade name XtendiMax, through 2020. The EPA has fielded numerous complaints about spray drift from the product, the majority of which stem from dicamba sprayed on herbicide-tolerant crops, initially released in 2017. The EPA… Read More