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Producers will have an array of crop protection products for 2012 to combat increased weed and disease pressure.
Zemax herbicide from Syngenta contains two modes of action (mesotrione and S-metolachlor) for residual control of grasses and small-seeded broadleaf weeds such as waterhemp, pigweeds and ragweeds. It helps manage weed biotypes tolerant or resistant to glyphosate, ALS-inhibiting, PPO and triazine herbicides. Application can be from early preplant or preemergence up to 30-in. corn. It is expected to be registered for use in crops including field corn and seed corn.
Newly registered Touchdown CT2 herbicide delivers down-to-the-roots, systemic control of a broad spectrum of emerged annual and perennial grass as well as broadleaf weeds in a wide range of crops. Touchdown CT2 can reduce the need for tillage, and growers can use it as a harvest aid to get certain crops out of the field more quickly. Touchdown CT2 contains a built-in adjuvant and offers reduced foaming.
Gramoxone SL herbicide is a new formulation of Gramoxone with increased mixing compatibility and improved handling characteristics. It offers broad-spectrum control of weeds and grasses, including those with resistance to other herbicides. The new formulation contains the same concentration of paraquat as Gramoxone Inteon, but without the Inteon (alginate) technology. Gramoxone SL will replace Gramoxone Inteon, which will no longer be produced.
CruiserMaxx Advanced is an insecticide/fungicide seed treatment for soybeans. It is a new formulation that joins the CruiserMaxx Beans brand family and offers the same benefits of CruiserMaxx Plus insecticide/fungicide seed treatment with an additional technology that delivers improved application characteristics with less sticking and bridging of wet seed.