Grape, apple and tree nut growers looking for cost-effective control of the toughest emerging weeds have an economical new solution with Rely 200 herbicide from Bayer CropScience. Rely 200 is now registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Pesticide Regulation for use in the U.S. and in California.

"Rely 200 herbicide is an advanced and more concentrated formulation of the original Rely herbicide," says Andy Hurst, Bayer product manager. "This new easy-to-use liquid formulation offers several benefits. Key among these benefits will be outstanding knockdown of tough emerged weeds-now at a substantially reduced price for the 2008 season."

Rely 200 offers cost-effective control of the toughest grass and broadleaf weeds, such as marestail, fleabane, malva and clover, including those that show resistance to other leading herbicides, including glyphosate.

Rely 200 controls more than 120 weeds and grasses and is now labeled for use on an expanded set of crops, including: almonds, apples, filberts, hickory nuts, grapes (all varieties), macadamia nuts (bush nuts), pecans, pistachios and walnuts.

Through a unique mode of action, Rely 200 protects crops and yields by delivering outstanding control of tough emerged weeds without affecting crop growth and development. And because Rely 200 is a contact herbicide, it provides excellent control of suckers without injury to mature trees or vines.

"Rely 200 is one of the most powerful non-selective herbicides available on the market. And yet it provides unsurpassed crop safety," says Hurst.

Rely 200 is a non-restricted chemistry, making it easier to handle and apply. Rainfast within four hours of application, Rely 200 has a re-entry period of 12 hours and a pre-harvest interval of 14 days.