New herbicide for seed corn and other specialty corn

Corn growers, including those producing seed corn and sweet corn, have a new option for postemergence weed control. After receiving registration approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DuPont Crop Protection has introduced DuPont Revulin Q herbicide, an early postemergence herbicide for corn grown for seed, sweet corn, yellow popcorn, and field corn grown for silage or grain.

Featuring two modes of action, Revulin Q ( helps preserve the efficacy of existing herbicide options when used in a strategic weed-control program. The herbicide combines the gold standard active ingredient for grass control with a proven broadleaf active ingredient for dependable contact and residual control of fall panicum, woolly cupgrass, johnsongrass, foxtails, crabgrass, lambsquarters, pigweeds, ragweeds and more.

"Revulin Q gives growers a new cost-effective, convenient tool to help them confidently maintain clear, harvestable fields. It's a better way to plan for postemergence control of challenging weeds as they strive to help increase global food and feed grain production," said James Hay, business director, North America, DuPont Crop Protection.

Revulin Q combines two active ingredients, nicosulfuron and mesotrione, with a built-in safener for excellent crop safety under more conditions, with more adjuvants and across more corn types, in an easy-to-use, dry flowable formulation.

Growers will be encouraged to include Revulin Q in a herbicide program that includes DuPont Cinch or Breakfree NXT brand herbicides, Hay added. "This expands the herbicide modes of action to three or more, delivering a high level of control to eliminate key weeds that can reduce corn yield." See the Revulin Q label for details.

The low use rate and dry blended formulation offered by Revulin Q means growers and applicators will spend less time measuring and tank-mixing, with less hauling and container disposal. "Revulin Q helps save time and energy, while providing the peace of mind related to using multiple modes of action in a safened formulation," said Hay.

Revulin Q herbicide is included in the TruChoice rewards program, which helps growers partner seed and crop protection products for the greatest agronomic and economic advantage.


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