BASF Crop Protection just submitted an application for EPA registration of a new dicamba herbicide called Engenia to help manage glyphosate-resistant weeds. Engenia is a technologically advanced dicamba formulation and will be used on dicamba-tolerant crops currently under development, according to BASF.
“Farmers fighting against herbicide resistance have an important new tool in Engenia, which field research shows will offer excellent weed control and crop safety as well as low-volatility characteristics for improved on-target application,” said Paul Rea, vice president, U.S. Crop Protection, BASF.
The new herbicide will deliver broad-spectrum burndown of more than 100 annual broadleaf weeds, including Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail, velvetleaf, morningglory and giant ragweed.
BASF expects registration of Engenia to follow the timeframe for commercialization of the dicamba-tolerant soybeans, which is expected in mid-decade. Cotton, corn and canola registration will follow.
“Farmers have only a few post-applied herbicide options in soybeans,” Rea said. “Engenia offers an additional site of action for postemergence control, and can also be used preemergence in dicamba-tolerant soybeans.”
Engenia offers improved dicamba performance and physical characteristics to minimize potential volatility, BASF reports.
According to BASF, proper application techniques are critical for managing spray drift and top performance of any postemerge herbicide. For more information on herbicide best practices, visit http://agro.basf.us/stewardship/herbicide-best-practices.html.
For more information on Engenia and BASF Crop Protection, visit http://agproducts.basf.us.