November 22, 2016
Breaking News: RR 2 Xtend
Herbicide Label Approved
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The wait is over. The Roundup Ready® (RR) 2 Xtend® soybean system is now ready to go with the recent approval of the XtendiMax™ herbicide label. "We have a federal EPA label now," said Kevin Carlson, Federated's senior agronomist, adding that Minnesota's approval was just granted, and Wisconsin's should be soon to follow.
A news release from Monsanto™ said, "[The] U.S. EPA registered XtendiMax™ herbicide with VaporGrip™ Technology for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans."  Monsanto further stated:
"Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate and dicamba . . . XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology will provide a new tool in the fight against weeds. The Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System enables the in-crop use of approved dicamba and glyphosate formulations; the chemistries have different modes of action providing a broad spectrum of weed control.
"XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology introduces a step-change reduction in volatility potential compared to dicamba formulations currently on the market today, that will help
control glyphosate resistant and tough to control weeds in your Roundup  Ready 2 Xtend soybeans."
Carlson said, "The new label answers the unsettled questions about the Xtend2 soybeans," adding, "If you are interested in trying [RR 2 Xtend soybeans], get your orders in, especially if you have challenging weed control issues." While supplies of the new soybeans appear to be good, "never say never," Carlson stressed.
RR 2 Xtend soybeans are recommended for fields with glyphosate-resistant waterhemp and giant ragweed, or in reduced till situations, according to Carlson.
Additional information will soon be available on pricing, parameters, setbacks, buffers, etc. for the new herbicide. "There will be buffers," said Carlson, "tentatively a 110 ft. buffer downwind to a sensitive crop or feature." Stay tuned.
Be sure to talk to your Federated Agronomist with any questions about the RR 2 Xtend soybean system. And place your orders soon.
There's No Harvest Without You
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In the rush of the growing season we often fail to appreciate the many people who contribute to the bountiful harvest each fall. And so, in this season of Thanksgiving, we stop to say "thank you" to you, our growers, and to all of those who work at your side. Thank you for the major role you play in helping to feed the world. Your hard work does not go unnoticed.
We -- all of the Federated team members -- appreciate the opportunity to serve you, in season and out, and we are grateful for the trust you place in us to provide quality crop inputs and to help you with crop management.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families, from all of us at Federated Co-ops, Inc.
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Corn Harvest
Corn Discovery Plot Results Ready to View
The 2016 Federated Corn Discovery Plot results are now available to view (follow the links below). Federated uses the Discovery Plot system to provide reliable local data to growers. The plots provide "seed performance knowledge to both our customers, and our [agronomists]," said Craig Gustafson, Federated's eastern division agronomy manager.
Gustafson highlighted the important role of the Discovery Plot Cooperators, and offered them a "special thanks . . . for providing their resources, time, and management" over the course of the growing season and through harvest. Their contributions to this valuable service are greatly appreciated.
For further information on the Discovery Plot Results, be sure to contact your local Federated Agronomist as you develop your 2017 crop management plans. The agronomy team is here to help.
(St. Michael)

Wilhelm Plot Results (Princeton)

(Sauk Rapids)

(Rush City)

Nelson Plot Results (Hinckley)

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