In the fight against glyphosate resistant weeds growers have awaited the arrival of Roundup Ready® (RR) 2 Xtend™ soybeans with much anticipation. Federated found promising results in this year's soybean plots planted with Asgrow and Croplan RR 2 Xtend varieties.
Federated Senior Agronomist Kevin Carlson was responsible for this plot, which he harvested on Oct. 24. Click on the link below to review the results of the RR 2 Xtend soybean plot.
Just prior to harvest, Carlson walked the plot to record his observations. Turn up the volume on your device, and click on the video links below to see and hear what Carlson observed in the fields regarding the various varieties. These videos, combined with the harvest report, offer excellent insight into what can be expected with RR 2 Xtend soybeans in 2017 and beyond.
Talk to your Federated Agronomist to learn more. Note that RR 2 Xtend soybean seed will be available in limited supply in 2017, so place orders early.
Federated's soybean Discovery Plots results are in, and ready for review in the links below. Don't hesitate to contact your helpful Federated Agronomist with any questions about the plot details. Use this information as a tool for future crop plans.
The good news surrounding Roundup Ready (RR) 2 Xtend soybeans is, unfortunately, tempered by the lack of an approved label for the herbicides to control the problem weeds for which the soybeans were developed. The University of Minnesota Extension Service published the following article with the latest information on this concern for the upcoming growing season, as well as yield results from their 2016 trials with the dicamba-tolerant soybean varieties.
Please read the link below and then talk to your Federated Agronomist with any questions or concerns. And remember that RR 2 Xtend soybeans will be in limited supply in 2017, so place your orders soon.