BASF: Strategies to managing resistant weeds
• Armezon herbicide – a post-emerge herbicide solution for corn, Armezon controls problematic grasses and broadleaf weeds such as common lambsquarters, waterhemp, giant foxtail and crabgrass – including those with resistance to glyphosate, triazines, PPOs and ALS inhibitors. Armezon helps growers maximize their yields by controlling tough, yield-robbing weeds while being safe to all corn types.
• Engenia herbicide – an advanced formulation of dicamba under development for control of more than 100 annual broadleaf weeds found in crops. Engenia will provide a new tool for farmers battling herbicide-resistant weeds, like Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, ragweed and marestail. Engenia will be used with the dicamba-tolerant soybean system, currently in development. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of Engenia is anticipated in a parallel time frame with commercialization of the dicamba-tolerant soybean system.
• Zidua herbicide – a new soil-applied herbicide, Zidua will be a new class of chemistry that allows growers to better protect their fields with long-lasting residual control of small-seeded broadleaf weeds and grasses, including problematic glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth and waterhemp. Initially, Zidua will be labeled for use in corn in 2012. Future label expansions will include uses in soybeans, as well as wheat.
• Kixor herbicide technology – offers complete, broad-spectrum control of more than 70 of the toughest broadleaf weeds, including ALS, triazine, and glyphosate-resistant biotypes. Kixor powers a family of unique products designed to maximize broadleaf control, providing a new weed management solution for more than 30 crops, including OpTill, OpTill PRO, Sharpen herbicide, Treevix herbicide and Verdict herbicide.
For more information on herbicide best practices, please visit http://agro.basf.us/stewardship/herbicide-best-practices.html.