Monsanto Launches RRXtend Spray App
Monsanto Company is launching a free mobile app to help growers and applicators successfully apply XtendiMax Herbicide with VaporGrip Technology, the company announced today. The RRXtend Spray App is a grower- and applicator-focused digital tool that provides location-specific weather forecasts, digital record keeping capabilities, and educational resources related to the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. Growers can download the app for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
“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,” says 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, all to help users achieve successful, on-target applications of XtendiMax herbicide:
- 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 weather forecasts leverage both publicly available weather data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and unique models by Climate Corporation weather scientists. Growers must confirm compliant conditions according to the label before spraying.
- 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.
The app is one additional element of Monsanto’s commitments to provide customers with the training, resources, and tools to have a successful season with the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System, according to a compnay statment. In addition to the mobile tool, Monsanto is providing hundreds of free, in-person training sessions to help train proper use of low-volatility dicamba formulations to control weeds. Under the new federal restricted-use-pesticide label, training is mandatory for all applicators prior to using low-volatility dicamba formulations, including XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology.
Growers are encouraged to visit http://www.roundupreadyxtend.com/training to review training dates and locations and to register to attend. New training dates are being added to the site regularly.