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Producers will have an array of crop protection products for 2012 to combat increased weed and disease pressure.
Priaxor fungicide is a new row-crop product that will be powered by the active ingredient Xemium fungicide. BASF expects Priaxor to be registered for this growing season and to be labeled for use in a number of crops, including soybeans and corn. Priaxor combines the active ingredient in Headline fungicide with Xemium to provide continuous protection and consistent performance. Research results from 2011 found that Priaxor provides control of diseases such as frogeye leaf spot and Septoria brown spot in soybeans. BASF also reports that Priaxor controls gray leaf spot and northern corn leaf spot in corn.
OpTill PRO herbicide will be a premium residual option (PRO) herbicide to battle grasses and small-seeded broadleaf weeds, particularly glyphosate-resistant waterhemp and Palmer amaranth. It combines OpTill herbicide with the active ingredient in Outlook herbicide. Three sites of action provide burndown plus residual control of grasses and small-seeded broadleaf weeds such as glyphosate-resistant waterhemp. BASF expects EPA registration for the 2012 growing season.
Zidua herbicide is a new soil-applied herbicide containing the active ingredient pyroxasulfone. A new class of chemistry, Zidua offers residual control of small-seeded broadleaf weeds and grasses, including glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth and waterhemp. BASF expects EPA registration this year.