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Using XtendiMax as a Burndown

April 29, 2021 | By Rupp Seeds

Screen shot image of SeedSCOOP publication discussing using XtendiMax as a burndown for pigweeds and marestail and for in-season weed control in the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System.

The Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System includes the herbicide-resistant crops Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans, XtendFlex® soybeans, and in-crop applications of XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology, a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP), which must be used with VaporGrip® Xtra Agent or an equivalent Volatility Reduction Adjuvant (VRA). The combination can provide up to 14 days of soil activity on certain small-seeded broadleaf weeds including Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, and marestail. Residual control should be accomplished with the use of different site of action herbicide products tank-mixed with XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology (for approved tank-mix products and nozzles, please visit XtendiMaxApplicationRequirements.com). Plant-back restrictions apply to crops that are not tolerant to dicamba by genetics or by herbicide-resistant traits.

Actively growing weeds can quickly “eat into” crop yield and profitability by using the nutrients, water, and light that crops need to help maximize yield potential. Starting the growing season clean and applying herbicides when weeds are actively growing and less than 4-inches tall greatly improves herbicide efficacy. In minimum tillage situations, apply XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology with VaporGrip® Xtra Agent or an equivalent volatility reducing adjuvant (VRA), plus a Roundup® brand glyphosate-only agricultural herbicide and an approved drift reducing adjuvant (DRA) with a soil residual herbicide prior to planting. In conventional tillage situations, especially under dry conditions, apply XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology with VaporGrip® Xtra Agent or an equivalent VRA, tank-mixed with a soil residual herbicide at planting to provide weed control on early weed flushes like Palmer amaranth prior to activation of the soil residual herbicide by rain or irrigation.

Read the full issue to learn more about this system and how you can utilize it for cleaner fields.

Using XtendiMax as a Burndown