Newest Crop Protection Products for 2013
Zidua Herbicide is the only solo pyroxasulfone on the market with label use on corn and anticipated registration for use on soybeans and wheat in early 2013. Zidua provides long residual control of small seeded broadleaves and grasses resistant to other modes of action herbicides. It is a low-use-rate herbicide that fits well into a tank-mix-use scenario and can be used from fall through early preplant to early postemergence.
Transform WB Insecticide contains sulfoxaflor. It is anticipated to be registered for soybean and cotton use in 2013. This insecticide will give control of lygus in cotton and aphids in both crops. Transform’s active ingredient is the first molecule to be developed within a new class of chemistry—the sulfoximines—which makes it an important resistance management tool.
DUPONT CROP PROTECTION
Aproach Fungicide has the active ingredient of picoxystrobin and is labeled for 2013 use in corn, soybeans and wheat production. The application timing is R2-R3 for soybeans; VT to R1 for corn and the tillering through the heading stage for wheat. It is a broad-spectrum fungicide with preventive and curative control of foliar and soil-borne diseases.
Instigate Herbicide with its rimsulfuron and mesotrione actives will be in its first full season of use in corn. It is recommended for use preplant through early postemergence (V2). Instigate gives growers in the northern and eastern Corn Belt both burndown and residual control of broadleaf and grass weeds. It can be a partner herbicide with most “standard preemergence corn herbicide products” for tank mixing.
Anthem Herbicide combines the new active of pyroxasulfone with fluthiacet methyl. It recently received registration for use in corn preplant, preemergence or early postemergence. Anthem has demonstrated preemergence activity and long-lasting residual control of key grasses and broadleaf weeds and further demonstrated post contact activity on weeds such as velvetleaf, lambsquarter, waterhemp, pigweed and other Amaranthus species.
Anthem ATZ Herbicide adds atrazine to the actives of Anthem with the atrazine added for even more residual control on broadleaf weeds and grasses pre and post. The use rate of Anthem ATZ varies by soil type and organic matter levels.
Marvel Herbicide is a combination of fluthiacet methyl and fomasafen, which is anticipated to be registered in 2013 for postemergence use on soybeans. Weeds targeted include waterhemp, Palmer pigweed, lambsquarters, morningglory and velevetleaf.