New modes of action are rare in the crop protection business. So the new Capreno postemergence herbicide from Bayer CropScience drew attention for its new ALS inhibitor (thiencarbazone-methyl) that is combined with the active ingredient in Laudis (tembotrione). Combined, the two modes of action will handle trough grass and broadleaf weeds throughout the season. Jeff Springsteen of Bayer says university trials showed Capreno successfully controlled 65 grass and broadleaf weeds, including lambsquarters, velvetleaf and crabgrass, in corn.

Capreno should be applied within two to five weeks after weed emergence. It is formulated with a safener to reduce potential adverse crop response.

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