Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System

Pending regulatory approvals, the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System will be an advanced weed management tool in the fight against resistant and tough-to-control broadleaf weeds in soybeans and cotton.

The Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System will help maximize weed control, the high yield potential and quality of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ Soybeans and Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ Cotton. By combining innovative trait technologies and herbicide options, the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System will deliver:

  • Control of glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds such as Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and marestail, along with other tough-to-control broadleaf weeds such as lambsquarters and velvetleaf
  • The same yield and quality potential farmers already know and trust from their Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® Soybeans and Genuity® Bollgard II® with Roundup Ready® Flex Cotton
  • Up to 14 days residual activity for small-seeded broadleaf weeds, including waterhemp, lambsquarters and Palmer amaranth, to help primary residual herbicides keep fields clean through canopy. Results may vary, depending on rainfall and soil type. Dicamba should always be used with a recommended primary residual product.
  • Extended application flexibility of dicamba to before, at and after planting

The launch of the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System is pending regulatory approvals.


The system will consist of:

Pending regulatory approvals, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ Soybeans will be the industry's first biotech-stacked soybean trait with both dicamba and glyphosate herbicide tolerance. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ will be built on the high yielding Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybean technology.


Pending regulatory approvals, Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ will be the first triple stack herbicide-tolerance technology in cotton, with tolerance to dicamba, glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides. Tolerance to three unique modes of action is designed to provide added choice and flexibility to apply multiple combinations of these three herbicides pre- and/or post-plant for a very effective weed management system that will be available in cotton.


Monsanto intends to introduce a herbicide premix of dicamba and glyphosate, to be branded upon registration as Roundup Xtend™ with VaporGrip™ technology. This low-volatility formulation is expected to provide farmers with an additional choice for broad-spectrum control of weeds. Upon regulatory approvals, it will be labeled for use before, at and after planting in the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. VaporGrip™ technology is a proprietary technology that is designed to help significantly reduce volatile dicamba compared to commercially available products containing DMA dicamba.


Monsanto intends to introduce a straight goods dicamba product for tank mixing, to be branded upon registration as XtendiMax™ herbicide with VaporGrip™ technology. Upon regulatory approvals, it will be labeled for use before, at and after planting in the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. VaporGrip™ technology is a proprietary technology that can help to significantly reduces volatile dicamba compared to commercially available products containing DMA dicamba.


See the System in Action

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