Advantages of the XtendFlex® System
XtendFlex® soybeans feature the benefits of the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System with the addition of tolerance to Liberty®. This allows access to multiple effective herbicides to manage each of your fields’ unique weed challenges.
Backed by uncompromising yield potential and outstanding agronomic performance in all maturities, XtendFlex® soybeans are built on the same proven genetic performance of high-yielding Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans, now with the power of Liberty® herbicide. While weed control continues to provide new challenges with each growing season, you will have the option to bring the power to your soybean platform in 2021 with XtendFlex soybeans.
XtendFlex soybeans provide farmers with more herbicide flexibility when it comes to controlling the most challenging weeds. XtendFlex soybeans will help you focus on the basics of a sound weed management system – multiple SOAs and overlapping residuals, all without having to compromise performance and yield.
Put the Power in the PRE™ by controlling weeds early with a pre-emergence application to reduce the likelihood of developing resistance, and protect soybean yields. The over-reliance on POST programs to control early-emerging weeds is unlikely to provide results and could cause yield losses of up to 2.5% for every growth stage you delay your applications. In-season, Liberty will provide effective post-emergence control of weeds such as waterhemp, kochia, and giant ragweed.
Sustainable weed control is only possible through the incorporation of a herbicide program that utilizes multiple effective SOAs. Beck’s multi-year Practical Farm Research (PFR)® data has demonstrated the impact and importance of utilizing a pre-emerge program with multiple SOAs (Figure 1). XtendFlex soybeans provide post-emergence tolerance to multiple SOAS to control resistant broadleaf weeds.
*No dicamba may be used in-crop with seed in the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System, unless and until approved or specifically permitted by the U.S. EPA and the appropriate state agency for such use. As of August 2020, no dicamba formulations are currently registered by the U.S. EPA for in-crop use with seed in the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System in the 2021 season. Current stocks of low-volatility dicamba herbicides XtendiMax® herbicide, Engenia® herbicide and FeXapan® herbicide previously approved for in-crop use with seed in the RoundupReady® Xtend Crop System may not be used after July 31, 2020. Dicamba may harm crops that are not tolerant to dicamba. Contact the U.S. EPA and your state pesticide regulatory agency with any questions about the approval status of dicamba herbicides products for in-crop use with seed in the Roundup Ready® Xtend CropSystem. NOTICE: DO NOT APPLY ANY HERBICIDE TO SEED IN THE ROUNDUPREADY® XTEND CROP SYSTEM UNLESS IT HAS SA PRODUCT LABEL SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZING THA TUSE. TO USE A HERBICIDE IN ANY MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH ITS LABELING IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW. REFER TO THE BAYER TECHNOLOGY USE GUIDE FOR DETAILS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON USING APPROVED ROUNUP® BRANDED HERBICIDES ON SEED IN THE ROUNDUP READY® XTEND CROP SYSTEM.