Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Set for 2016 Launch

Lizzy Schultzbiotechnology, Farm Progress Show, GMO, Monsanto, Soybeans, Uncategorized

Monsanto Company‘s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans are still on target for a 2016 release.


Ben Kampelman, US Dicamba Marketing Manager for Monsanto, sat down with AgWired at the 2015 Farm Progress Show to discuss the company’s new product. His takeaway focused on the three important benefits Roundup Read 2 Xtend soybeans will offer farmers: flexibility, weed control, and the same yield potential that comes with Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans.

“Farmers will be able to spray Dicamba over a wide window of application,” he explained, “They will have the flexibility to spray Roundup, or Dicamba, or both over the top. If a farmer wants to spray both of those products they’ve certainly got that ability.”

In terms of weed control, Xtend soybeans offer farmers multiple modes of action to ensure successful weed management: “We’re hearing that farmers are really dealing with Palmer Ameranth, Mare’s Tail, Water Hemp, really tough to control weeds,” said Kampelman, “The flexibility to spray Dicamba over the top, pending regulatory approval, will help control those tougher weeds. Together with a true residual, it will offer great weed control.”

Listen to my interview with Kampelman here: [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Interview with Ben Kampelman, Monsanto Company”]