MANA introduces five new soybean herbicides
Vise herbicide is the only alternative premix of metolachlor plus fomesafen that is uniquely compatible with premium formulations of glyphosate- and paraquat-based products. With dual modes of action and up to 45 days of residual control, it’s a perfect early-season foundational tool. It’s also a solid fit for a glyphosate post-sequential program. Vise has superior waterhemp control and mitigates extensive weed management if used early. It is crop-safe and allows for flexibility when used in rotation with common row crops. Cotton is also included on the Vise 2013 label.
Outflank herbicide, powered by the active ingredient flumioxazin, provides broad-spectrum residual control of tough weeds in soybeans, cotton, field corn and many other crops. Early-season applications of Outflank manage ALS-, SU- and glyphosate-resistant weeds while offering excellent crop safety and rotational flexibility to common follow-crops.
MANA sets higher standards for performance
Popular active ingredients of the past are what Downing believes set the bar for herbicide performance and reliability within the crop protection industry.
“Today, MANA is well-equipped to leverage existing chemistries with the introduction of more advanced formulations as well as mixture concepts,” he said. “With formulation technology a top priority, growers can expect to see more products coming down the pipeline from proven active ingredients, and with more sophisticated improvements in efficacy, handling, convenience and safety.”
Downing stated that glyphosate could be viable for years to come if the industry reinforces the importance for growers to incorporate multiple modes of action with residual activity into their weed control programs before resistance strikes.
“The older gold standard chemistries are the new front-runners for superior weed control. They’ve come back into play with varying modes of action and residual performance, which are primary requirements when battling resistance head-on,” said Downing.
Specific to performance for new Torment, Rumble, Tailwind, Vise and Outflank herbicides, Downing reports that all five products performed extremely well in soybean field trials in 2012, even under extreme drought-like conditions. In regards to university recommendations for 2013, he says the new MANA herbicides will meet resistance management specifications by helping growers stay one step ahead of this major industry challenge.
“At MANA, we share a passion for discovering new approaches that help shape the future of agriculture while creating greater value and profitability for our customers,” Downing said. “We know that new innovations are what help growers face the challenges in protecting crops from weeds, insects and diseases while achieving quality yields in a sustainable and economical way.”