The EPA has granted approval for DuPont‘s FeXapan herbicide plus Vapor Grip Technology on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and cotton. The herbicide offers weed control that can be used in-crop over soybean and cotton varieties tolerant to dicamba and glyphosate. The product will be available this year to control kochia, marestail and amaranth species.
“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.”
FeXapan™ employs a new formulation of dicamba that offers a significant reduction in volatility potential compared with conventional dicamba herbicides, which helps minimize off-target movement when used according to label guidelines.