Monsanto has launched a free mobile app aimed at helping growers and applicators successfully apply XtendiMax Herbicide with VaporGrip Technology. The RRXtend Spray App provides location-specific weather forecasts, digital record keeping capabilities, and educational resources related to the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System.
The app is available on the Apple App Store and on Google Play. It comes in conjunction with Monsanto’s pledge to provide hundreds of training sessions this year on the proper use of low-volatility dicamba formulations.
“Providing relevant weather information and forecasting through the RRXtend Spray App is another way we are working to ensure that growers and applicators have the training, education, and resources to have a successful 2018 season,” said Ryan Rubischko, Monsanto’s North America dicamba portfolio lead. “We believe this app will help applicators conveniently see forecasts for their fields for important weather-related label requirements as they apply XtendiMax herbicide. Combined with outstanding yields, excellent weed control and seamless customer support, this app is just one more tool for the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System.”
The app includes three main features:
- The weather forecast tool helps growers and applicators plan their applications by predicting weather conditions and inversion risk for their fields. It provides field-level location specific hourly forecasts of temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, and inversion risk. The inversion-risk forecast shows the probability (in percent) of an inversion occurring at a specific location.
- The record-keeping feature gives applicators an easy way to comply with mandatory dicamba record-keeping requirements when applying XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology. App users can save and export multiple field records and store them on a mobile device.
- The educational resource section connects growers to key resources including training information, materials on approved tank mixes and nozzles, and educational videos featuring insights on methods used in the forecast tool.
For more information on the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System, visit this site.