Monsanto adds an acetochlor premix formulation, called TripleFlex, for preemerge and postemerge use in corn. The new herbicide will be available for the 2011 crop season.

The company claims TripleFlex will control a broad spectrum of grasses as well as small and large seeded broadleaf weeds such as pigweed, lambsquarters, waterhemp, velvetleaf and ragweed species.

TripleFlex will join Monsanto’s Harness family of acetochlor herbicides. The company also offers two other broadleaf active ingredients: flumetsulam and clopyralid.

“The current Harness products provide a good fit on many farms, and by adding TripleFlex to our portfolio, farmers will have an additional choice based on the weed spectrum on their farm,” said Matt Helms, marketing lead, Monsanto Crop Protection.

TripleFlex will also fit directly into the Roundup Ready Corn System, as Monsanto looks for more solutions for managing resistant weeds.

The new product will be introduced in corn-growing areas in the U.S. for the 2011 season upon receipt of state registrations or approvals.

For more information, contact Monsanto at 314/694-1000 or visit www.monsanto.com.