Source: Bayer CropScience via PRNewswire.com

New Alion herbicide from Bayer CropScience LP is now registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in tree nuts and vines, citrus, stone and pome fruits.


"The longer-lasting control of Alion is something leading competitive products cannot offer," said Michael Deall, vice president, marketing and portfolio management. "Alion herbicide features a new and unique chemistry that provides extended residual control compared to competitive products. Field trials across the United States during the last eight years confirm the herbicide's outstanding performance and uncompromised crop safety."


Alion enables growers to more effectively rotate modes of action and preserve the utility of weed management technologies. It offers a new single mode of action for control of a wide range of annual grass and broadleaf weeds, including those weeds resistant to glyphosate herbicides, such as marestail and fleabane. Field trials show Alion, applied alone or in combination with other herbicides, can control ACCase-, ALS-, triazine- and glyphosate-resistant weed species. This unique chemistry led the Weed Science Society of America to approve a new herbicide mode of action group specifically for Alion herbicide — WSSA Group 29. 

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