Feb. 17, 2017
DuPont Crop Protection announced that it has received federal approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use of DuPont™ FeXapan™ herbicide (dicamba) plus VaporGrip™ Technology on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans and cotton. The new herbicide is part of a complete weed-control solution that may be applied in-crop over soybean and cotton varieties carrying traits that provide tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate herbicides.
Growers will be able to use FeXapan™ in 2017 to control herbicide-resistant weeds, including kochia, marestail and amaranth species, as part of a complete weed-control program that includes preemergence and postemergence herbicide applications with multiple herbicide modes of action, as well as crop rotation and cultural practices that manage weed growth and weed seed production.
“There is a critical need among growers to find effective solutions for controlling herbicide-resistant weeds and protecting soybean yield,” said James Hay, business director, North America, DuPont Crop Protection. “We’re pleased to introduce a complete solution for success that includes FeXapan™ herbicide plus VaporGrip™Technology and high-yielding genetics with the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® trait to address those concerns while making best long-term use of crop production technologies. FeXapan™ is a strong addition to the innovative DuPont portfolio of weed-, disease- and insect-control solutions.”
When used with Pioneer® brand soybeans with the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® trait, FeXapan™ will provide a cost-effective option for managing weeds. The integrated seed and herbicide program is designed to work together to increase efficiency and protect yield.
FeXapan™ employs a new formulation of dicamba that offers a significant reduction in volatility potential than conventional dicamba herbicides, which helps minimize off-target movement when used according to label guidelines.
FeXapan™ is included in the TruChoice® rewards program, offering local agronomy expertise and individualized crop protection solutions to maximize economic return on every acre.