Why Xtend Soybeans?

March 22, 2018
Ryan Ponwith
Master Field Sales Agronomist
What do I really know about Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans? Should I consider planting them in 2018? Last season generated a lot of buzz around dicamba and Xtend soybeans, and a lot of confusion.

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans bring advanced trait technology, critically improving weed control capabilities. Like any other soybean variety, it takes planning and consideration to responsibly place varieties on each acre. At UFC, we are committed to working with our growers to determine which soybean variety is most suitable for your specific field.
What Do I Need to Know About Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans?
  1. Provides an opportunity for exceptional weed control
  2. Offers an additional herbicide mode of action
  3. Built on proven high-yielding Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybean technology
How Do These Qualities Translate into Bushels for You?
Exceptional weed control:
  • Dicamba has excellent control of tough broadleaf weeds such as waterhemp, giant ragweed, common lambsquarters, and velvetleaf
  • Eliminate yield loss by controlling resilient weeds early in-season

Additional herbicide mode of action:
  • Dicamba diversifies the available herbicide modes of action
  • Take a stand against weed resistance by controlling current and future weed pressure

High-yielding technology:
  • Same yield and quality potential that is known for more beans per pod, more roots, and more nodes
  • The new trait has been built off the Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybean line that farmers already know and trust

Build a Successful Soybean Plan
Remember that a critical aspect of seed placement is identifying the limitations of each individual acre. If resistant weeds are continually limiting your profitability potential, consider using soybean trait technology to enhance your herbicide program and eliminate those robbing weeds.

With that in mind, if another pest or management practice is your limiting factor, the limiting factor needs to be addressed to raise your farm yields. Work with your Trusted Advisors at UFC to develop a plan and win on every acre.

To learn more about Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans, seed placement planning, or to book your remaining soybean needs, contact your UFC Field Sales Agronomist today!

*Waterhemp yield loss data provided by University of Missouri, "Practical Weed Science for the Field Scout Corn and Soybean".