The Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System is back for the 2018 season, and Monsanto is gearing up with a cash back incentive program and specific support for those customers who will be using the system, so it can be a safe and successful second year.
Ryan Rubischko, product manager and marketing lead says they have learned a lot about the dicamba based product, and the support includes sharing all of the insights through training and education.
“There’s a number of various things that we’ve learned in terms of best management practices as well as important highlights on our updated label for XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology. As farmers know that’s our new low volatility dicamba that can be sprayed over the top of Roundup Ready Xtend soybeans,” he told HAT. “So, there will be a number of trainings going on in local areas and many are just beginning and will continue over the winter months so that applicators can attend those required trainings.”
Monsanto also has a free nozzle offer and a toll free technical support call center.
“It’s 1-844-RRXTEND and if applicators, farmers still have questions prior to making that application, they can call that number and we’ll have technical experts seven days a week during essentially daylight hours to be accessible to answer any questions they may have.”
Soybean growers can earn the $6 per acre cash back when using XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology. Rubischko explains why they’re doing that.
“This offer is related to our Roundup Ready Plus program that has been available for roughly ten years now. It’s really an effort to ensure that farmers have successful weed management, and when they do that they’re using multiple sites of action. One of the ways through Roundup Ready Plus is we can encourage farmers to do the right things and incorporate things like Roundup along with XtendiMax as well as the importance of using residuals.”
www.RoundupReadyPLUS.com is the website for information about qualifying herbicides and the cash-back incentive.
From Monsanto Company: The featured offer allows soybean growers to earn an additional $6 more per acre in cash back when they apply XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology, now a restricted use pesticide, to their Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans along with endorsed herbicides from Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions. Incentives are also available when growers use XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology with endorsed herbicides from Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions on cotton with XtendFlex® Technology.
Under the offer, participating farmers who plant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans can qualify for an additional $6 more per acre in incentives when they incorporate XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology along with endorsed herbicides from Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions. Cotton growers planting varieties containing XtendFlex Technology can qualify for an additional $5.50.
Besides offering the cash back incentive from Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions, Monsanto is also taking steps to support customers who use the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System successfully in 2018, including:
- Expert Recommendations based on crop and region
- Education and Training to help growers stay up-to-date on important agronomic issues based on learnings from 2017
- Cash-Back Incentives when growers use endorsed herbicides with multiple modes of action
- Free Spray Nozzles that are compliant with product label
- Technical Support Call Center (1-844-RRXTEND) to help applicators easily access information on best practices and application requirements
- Spray App for applicators to help them avoid problematic weather conditions to achieve on-target applications
- Free Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System Flags as a part of grower technology support
“We believe cash-back incentives for using XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology better enable growers to use a management system that represents the next level of weed control, with the added confidence of being backed by Monsanto’s training tools and toll-free help line,” said Rubischko.