An official of Monsanto says none of the dicamba-related complaints they have investigated this year are due to volatility of their XtendiMax herbicide.
“None of the issues we’ve assessed so far this season have been attributed to XtendiMax volatility,” says Ryan Rubischko, North America dicamba portfolio lead for Monsanto.
Rubischko says most of the complaints are the result of off-target movement caused by failure to follow label instructions.
“Early reports also indicate some symptomology could be attributed to other factors, including environmental stresses, other herbicide mixtures with AMS, exposure to other herbicides, and spray system hygiene.”
Rubischko made those comments this morning in a conference call with reporters.