Sponsor: Deltapine® Varieties Offer Strong Performance, Better Weed Control in 2017

U.S. EPA and the state of Texas have approved XtendiMax™ herbicide with VaporGrip™ Technology, a low-volatility dicamba herbicide, for in-crop use with Bollgard II® XtendFlex® cotton. Growers now have the added benefit of the industry’s best weed control in high-performing Deltapine® Bollgard II® XtendFlex® cotton varieties.

Deltapine Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton is tolerant to glyphosate, glufosinate and dicamba, which provides added choice and flexibility to growers to achieve a very effective weed management system. With a pre-emergence and postemergence residual herbicide program that includes Warrant® Herbicide and now also the option of XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, growers will have a more efficient way to manage resistant weeds in their fields.

Deltapine Bollgard II XtendFlex varieties represent significant improvements in yield and fiber quality potential. They are among the leading varieties planted in each growing region of the Cotton Belt due to their consistent, top-end performance. Varieties such as DP 1646 B2XF, DP 1522 B2XF and DP 1612 B2XF have not only delivered high yields for southwestern growers, they have also shown outstanding fiber quality properties.

Monsanto recommends XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, which is designed to be the industry’s lowest volatility dicamba formulation for use in Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton. VaporGrip Technology is a proprietary technology that can help significantly reduce dicamba volatility compared to commercially available dicamba products.

XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology can offer up to 14 days of soil activity* on certain small-seeded broadleaf weeds to help traditional residual herbicides keep fields clean. The formulation is designed specifically for in-crop use with Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton.

Effective weed management is one step to preserving the yield potential of a cotton variety, and based on 2016 performance across the Cotton Belt, Deltapine Bollgard II XtendFlex varieties offer strong performance and outstanding fiber quality.

“In 2016, more acres of Deltapine varieties were planted across the U.S. Cotton Belt than any other cottonseed brand,” said Dave Albers, Cotton Product Development Manager for Monsanto. “Based on the outstanding performance of those varieties and now the availability of XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology, we expect interest in Deltapine varieties with XtendFlex technology to continue to grow.”

Visit RoundupReadyPLUS.com to start planning your 2017 weed management strategies in Deltapine Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton varieties.

*On certain small-seeded broadleaf weeds. Results may vary, depending on rainfall and soil type. Always use dicamba with traditional residual herbicides in preemergence and postemergence applications that have different, effective sites of action, along with other Diversified Weed Management Practices.