Make the most of your soybean crop with early application
May 16, 2022 Sponsored by Bayer
There are three key steps to take in the field to ensure you maximize your soybean yield. With the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System, farmers can change the way their soybeans grow with residual weed control and expanded herbicide options. Andrew Chisholm, Trait and Trait Launch Manager at Bayer, explains the importance of these key tips that will help you get the most out of your yield this year.
Double-down on residual weed control with dicamba
“Take advantage and maximize the benefits of your Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans by leveraging the dual tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate,” Chisholm says. Applying dicamba in the first herbicide pass provides short-term residual activity on small-seeded broadleaf weeds including lamb’s quarters, redroot pigweed and common ragweed to help maximize the yield potential of your Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans crop.
According to Chisholm, “research trials have shown a 2.4 bu./ac. increase1 due to the reduced early weed competition from the residual activity of dicamba.”
Choose the chemistry option that works best with your field
Farmers should choose a low volatility dicamba product to support their soybean crop. Bayer currently has two options available: glyphosate-dicamba premix Roundup Xtend® with VaporGrip® Technology, or the dicamba-only XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology that can be tank mixed with any Roundup®-branded product. Chisholm explains that “using the system properly will give you the best experience – providing better control of problem weeds and higher yield potential – these two chemistry options make excellent choice for your field.”
Early application for best results
“Dicamba works best for you when it’s sprayed early,” Chisholm says. “The earlier you treat the field, the better the chance to maintain your yield and take advantage of early residual control – the bigger the weeds, the harder it is for any herbicide to perform at its best.”
The best way to capitalize on the potential of your Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans is by supporting the crop early and getting ahead of weeds – better weed control and higher yield potential are within your grasp when you take advantage of the capabilities of the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System.
For more information about Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System, visit traits.bayer.ca.
1. Source: Bayer Market Development research trials, 2008 – 2014 (n=39), average of 2.4 bu./ac. advantage over 2-pass glyphosate-only treatment.