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Wheat Growers Have New Class of Chemistry to Fight Italian Ryegrass

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:47:33 CST

Wheat Growers Have New Class of Chemistry to Fight Italian Ryegrass



BASF announced today that Zidua® herbicide has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for spring and winter wheat.


Zidua herbicide provides wheat growers with a powerful tool to fight tough to control weeds like Italian ryegrass, annual bluegrass and canarygrass. In addition, Zidua herbicide suppresses many broadleaf and grasses in wheat including brome species, wild oat, foxtail species, kochia, pigweed, chickweed, henbit and wild mustard. Zidua herbicide was previously registered only for use in corn and soybeans.


Zidua herbicide utilizes a unique class of chemistry - pyroxasulfone. More than 10 years of research and field trials by BASF have demonstrated that Zidua herbicide provides excellent residual control of resistant weeds like Italian ryegrass.


"Wheat growers now have access to a new residual tool for long-lasting weed control with Zidua herbicide," said Greg Armel, Ph.D., Technical Market Manager, BASF. "The pyroxasulfone in Zidua herbicide helps control Italian ryegrass weed populations, even those populations resistant to ALS-inhibitor and ACCase herbicides."


Zidua herbicide is an inhibitor of very long-chain fatty acids, which controls susceptible germinating seedlings as they emerge from the soil. It is recommended for use in wheat as a delayed preemergence or post-emergence application. Zidua herbicide is an outstanding tank-mix partner for growers seeking extra residual activity on tough weeds in wheat.


For more information on herbicide best practices, visit http://on.basf.com/weedbp.




   

 

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