Source: Syngenta Crop Protection

Syngenta Crop Protection announced Callisto Xtra as the brand name for a new, post-emergence corn herbicide that the company says will be an excellent tank mix partner for glyphosate in glyphosate-tolerant corn (Agrisure GT or Roundup Ready hybrids).

Expected to receive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration during the first quarter of 2010, Callisto Xtra combines the performance of two leading herbicides, Callisto and AAtrex, which perform synergistically to deliver long-lasting residual broadleaf weed control.

"The weed control delivered from Callisto Xtra is better than expected based on the control from the individual components," said Gordon Vail, herbicide technical brand manager, Syngenta Crop Protection. "In other words, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; one plus one equals three."

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