Spring wheat growers will have have a new solution for complete weed control for the 2016 growing season. PerfectMatch herbicide—a convenient broadleaf weed and grass control solution for spring wheat and durum—has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration.

According to Dow AgroSciences, "PerfectMatch simplifies postemergence weed management by offering the broadest spectrum of high-anxiety broadleaf weed and grass control in one straightforward solution."

Sara Kinsell, cereals herbicides product manager, Dow AgroSciences, said, “PerfectMatch builds on the broadleaf weed control growers rely upon from WideMatch herbicide with the added control of key grass species."

With low market prices, growers must focus on efficiency to get the best harvest results without taking away from their bottom line. Dow AgroSciences notes that PerfectMatch will help streamline weed management programs by delivering control of 86 broadleaf weeds and 13 grasses, including:

  • Wild oats, including ACCase-resistant biotypes
  • Best-in-class activity on downy brome
  • Cheat, barnyardgrass, yellow foxtail, Persian darnel and ALS-susceptible Italian ryegrass
  • Season-long control of Canada thistle
  • Kochia, wild mustard, wild buckwheat, lambsquarters, redroot pigweed

PerfectMatch has two modes of action, Group 2 and Group 4 chemistries, that deliver powerful postemergence weed control, battle resistance and manage larger weeds, including kochia up to eight inches tall. For effective control,  PerfectMatch  is to be applied at the two-leaf to two-tiller stage on grasses and two-inches tall or two-inches diameter broadleaf weeds.

“Today’s growers face increased weed pressure and yield loss due to herbicide resistance,” said Bridgette Readel, market development specialist, Dow AgroSciences. “PerfectMatch allows rotation away from commonly used Group 1 grass herbicides to manage herbicide resistance.”

“PerfectMatch herbicide is a strong addition to the Dow AgroSciences cereals herbicide portfolio by offering a solution with a more robust weed spectrum, including better control of Canada thistle and wild buckwheat, two key driver weeds for the spring wheat market,” Kinsell added.