Seed & Chemical
Herbicide registrations, label updates
By Ken Sapsford
New herbicide product registrations and label updates continue to bring more choice to farmers, with multiple modes of action to manage weed infestations and herbicide resistance. Product information is provided by the manufacturers.
BlackHawk: Pyraflufen-ethyl (Group 14) and 2,4-D Ester (Group 4) is a newly registered, pre-formulated herbicide developed to be added to glyphosate prior to the emergence of cereal crops and soybeans. BlackHawk provides systemic and contact activity targeting Group 2 and 9 resistant kochia, volunteer canola (all herbicide tolerant varieties), and tough to kill broadleaf weeds such as wild buckwheat and cleavers.
Blitz: Florasulam (Group 2) is a newly registered herbicide to be tankmixed with glyphosate to control volunteer glyphosate tolerant canola, wild buckwheat (up to five-leaf) and top growth control of dandelion (up to six-leaf stage).
Express FX: Tribenuron (Group 2) and dicamba (Group 4) is a powerful new option for preseed weed control before spring wheat, durum and barley. Express FX offers exceptional defense against weed resistance, and control of key weeds such as kochia, dandelion, narrow-leaved hawk’s-beard, flixweed, stinkweed and volunteer canola.
GoldWing: Pyraflufen-ethyl (Group 14) and MCPA Ester (Group 4) is a pre-formulated pre-emergent herbicide designed to be mixed with glyphosate for three modes of action in one tank to manage risk of glyphosate resistance. GoldWing controls the toughest herbicide-resistant weeds including volunteer canola (all herbicide tolerant varieties), and Group 2 and 9 resistant kochia. It also has enhanced activity on tough-to-kill broadleaf weeds such as wild buckwheat and cleavers. GoldWing is registered prior to emergence of field peas, cereals and canaryseed, with further label additions coming after the 2016 season.
Hotshot: Bromoxynil (Group 6) and florasulam (Group 2) co-pack is a unique preseed herbicide designed for mixing with glyphosate for burndown of hard to control broadleaf weeds including Group 2 and 9 resistant kochia, volunteer canola (including glyphosate resistant), wild buckwheat, dandelion and narrow-leaved hawk’s-beard. For preseed applications prior to wheat (spring, winter and durum), barley or oats.
Grassy and broadleaf herbicides
GP Herbicide: Pyroxsulam (Group 2) is a highly effective graminicide addition to the PrecisionPac portfolio. It controls tough grassy weeds, including Group 1 resistant wild oats and Japanese brome. When mixed with a PrecisionPac broadleaf blend it gives growers completely customized control of grassy and broadleaf weeds. For use in spring and durum wheat.
Predicade: Thifensulfuron, tribenuron (Group 2), fluroxypyr, MCPA (Group 4), thiencarbazone (Group 2). Predicade herbicide provides broad spectrum, one-pass control of both grassy and broadleaf weeds in spring and durum wheat. Multiple modes of action from five active ingredients provide proactive resistance management, along with outstanding application and re-cropping flexibility under the toughest conditions.
Solo ADV: Imazamox (Group 2) is a new liquid herbicide formulation with built-in adjuvant, replacing Solo WDG. Registered for use in Clearfield canola, Clearfield canola quality Brassica juncea, Clearfield lentils, Clearfield sunflowers and soybeans.
Squadron: Metribuzin (Group 5) is a broad spectrum herbicide registered for grass and broadleaf weed control in a wide range of crops, most notably lentils, peas, chickpeas, fababeans, soybeans and potatoes. Can work alone or in combination with recommended tank-mixes.
TraxosTwo: Pinoxaden (Group 1), clodinafop (Group 1), fluroxypyr (Group 4) and 2,4-D (Group 4) is a new cereal herbicide co-pack that provides spring wheat and durum growers in the Brown soil zone of Western Canada with fast and powerful control of tough-to-manage annual grass and broadleaf weeds. TraxosTwo contains four active ingredients through two components: the grass component contains pinoxaden and clodinafop (Group 1) for control of difficult grass weeds including wild oats, green foxtail and Persian darnel; the broadleaf component contains 2,4-D Ester and fluroxypyr (Group 4) for control of aggressive broadleaf weeds, such as kochia (including Group 2 resistant biotypes), cleavers and wild buckwheat. TraxosTwo can be applied on the crop from four-leaf stage up to the flag leaf stage.
Broadleaf weed herbicides
Enforcer MSU: Fluroxypyr (Group 4), bromoxynil (Group 6), MCPA Ester (Group 4) and thifensulfuron/tribenuron (Group 2) is a co-pack herbicide offering three herbicide groups with three unique modes of action. Enforcer MSU targets kochia, lamb’s-quarters, wild buckwheat and wild mustard, and enhances chickweed, hemp nettle, narrow-leaved hawk’s-beard and volunteer canola control, and mixes with most graminicides.
Infinity FX: Pyrasulfotole (Group 27), bromoxynil (Group 6) and fluroxypyr (Group 4). New Infinity FX combines the power of three herbicide groups, utilizing both systemic and contact activity, to increase control of cleavers and kochia. Multiple modes of action make this an exceptional resistance management tool. Registered on wheat and barley crops.
Travallas: Thifensulfuron, metsulfuron (Group 2) and fluroxypyr (Group 4) is a new liquid herbicide for use in spring wheat, durum wheat and spring barley, delivering broad spectrum control of the toughest broadleaf weeds and effective resistance management. For growers contending with hard-to-kill broadleaf weeds like Canada thistle, dandelion, kochia and cleavers in their cereal crops, Travallas delivers the right combination of performance and liquid herbicide convenience. Multiple tank-mix options are available.
Valtera: Flumioxazin (Group 14) is a pre-emergent soil-applied herbicide offering residual control in pulses and soybeans in Western Canada and is now registered for spring and fall application prior to seeding field peas, chickpeas and spring wheat. Valtera provides residual activity on several key problem weeds, including kochia, chickweed and volunteer canola.
XtendiMax: Dicamba (Group 4) herbicide with VaporGrip technology. XtendiMax is a low-volatility liquid dicamba formulation developed for use in the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. It helps manage weed resistance by controlling glyphosate resistant weeds, reduces early weed competition through short-term residual control, and minimizes the volatility potential. This product is intended to be tankmixed with Roundup WeatherMAX or Roundup Transorb HC herbicides to provide multiple modes of action on tough broadleaf weeds.
Stage: Diquat (Group 22) is registered to enhance crop dry down and dry immature and green weeds to facilitate harvest. Stage is registered for use on dry bean, canola, chickpea, flax, alfalfa, bird’s-foot trefoil, red and white clover, lentil, mustard, oat, peas, potato and sunflowers.
Ares: Imazamox (Group 2) and imazapyr (Group 2) has an amendment weed list to include control of chickweed and
Armezon: Topramezone (Group 27) is now registered for volunteer canola control (all types including glyphosate tolerant) and kochia control (all types including glyphosate tolerant) when Armezon is applied in tank-mix combination with glyphosate. Also amended is the water volume, from 200 L/ha to a rate range of 100 to 200 L/ha.
Barricade II: Thifensulfuron, tribenuron (Group 2) and fluroxypyr (Group 4). Label expansion includes use on winter wheat and aerial application. Now also registered for control of perennial sow thistle.
Distinct: Diflufenzopyr (Group 19) and dicamba (Group 4) has an amendment of the weed list in chemfallow at 100 g ae/ha to include redroot pigweed, lamb’s-quarters, round-leaved mallow and spiny annual sow thistle.
Everest 2.0: Flucarbazone (Group 2). Registered for control of Japanese brome and aerial application. Can now be applied to wheat from one-leaf to four-leaf two tillers by air or ground equipment for control of Japanese brome and previously labelled weeds wild oat, green foxtail, redroot pigweed, wild mustard, canola, green smartweed and shepherd’s purse.
Focus: A co-pack of carfentrazone (Group 14) and pyroxasulfone (Group 15) is a preseed/pre-emergence herbicide registered for use in corn, soybeans and now spring and winter wheat. Focus can be tankmixed with glyphosate in your burndown treatment or applied alone to the soil. There is no mechanical incorporation required. Focus will control major grass weeds, including downy and Japanese brome.
Heat WG: Saflufenicil (Group 14) now has the addition of MSO Concentrate as an alternative adjuvant to Merge.
Heat LQ: Saflufenicil (Group 14). BASF will be launching a bulk SKU of Heat LQ for pre-harvest use. One tote will treat 1,000 acres.
Odyssey Ultra: Imazamox and imazethapyr (Group 2) and sethoxydim (Group 1) is now registered for use on fababeans.
Paradigm: Arylex Active, halauxifen (Group 4) and florasulam (Group2) is registered for control of a series of new weeds in addition to those already present on the label, including Canada fleabane (up to 15 cm), flixweed (up to eight cm), stork’s bill (eight-leaf), common ragweed (one- to six-leaf), shepherd’s purse (up to 20 cm), round-leaved mallow (one- to six-leaf) and volunteer alfalfa (up to 25 cm).
Pixxaro: Arylex Active, halauxifen (Group 4), fluroxypyr (Group 4) and MCPA (Group 4) is registered for control of a series of new weeds in addition to kochia control and high performance on a wide array of broadleaf weeds. The new label weed control claims include annual sow thistle (four-leaf), Canada fleabane (up to 15 cm), flixweed (up to eight cm), stork’s bill (eight-leaf), common ragweed (one- to six-leaf), shepherd’s purse (up to 20 cm), round-leaved mallow (one- to six-leaf) and volunteer alfalfa (up to 25 cm). It is also registered for use with a wide array of both Group 1 and Group 2 graminicides.
Salute: Imazamox and imazapyr (Group 2) and clopyralid (Group 4) is the only Clearfield canola solution for high-performance broad spectrum control of grasses, annual and perennial broadleaf weeds. For 2016, the control of chickweed and stork’s bill has been added to the wide label of weeds controlled.
Simplicity GoDRI: Pyroxsulam (Group 2). Simplicity herbicide will be available as the new Simplicity GoDRI RDT formulation in 2016. It provides the same high level of grass and broadleaf weed control with the added benefit of GoDRI rapid dispersion formulation technology. This formulation provides for mixing ease, convenience of application and tank-mix flexibility. The new formulation requires smaller packaging and provides excellent mixing. The rate structure will be 28 g/ac for grass and broadleaf weed control and 21 g/ac for wild oat control only requiring a broadleaf mix partner.
Stellar XL: Florasulam (Group 2), fluroxypyr (Group 4) and MCPA (Group 4) is a new co-formulation of Stellar XC that will provide for convenience of handling in bulk containers. Stellar XL will be available in 97.1 L drums that will treat 240 acres. Stellar XL will provide the same levels of control of many tough to control broadleaf weeds in Western Canada by using multiple modes of action with activity on tough-to-control weeds such as kochia, cleavers, wild buckwheat, hemp nettle and many other common broadleaf weeds.
Odyssey WDG: Imazethapyr (Group 2) and imazamox (Group 2). Amendment of the Odyssey WDG herbicide label to include control of labelled weeds in seedling clover grown for seed production.
Poast Ultra Liquid: Sethoxydim (Group 1). Amendment of the Poast label to include control of labelled weeds in crop subgroup 13-07A (caneberries) and amendment of the PHI from 15 days to one day for the already registered use in highbush blueberries.
New for 2016, Gowan Agro Canada has purchased Edge herbicide globally, and assumed manufacturing and marketing in the western Canadian market. Edge is a proven pre-emergent residual herbicide providing early weed removal and long-term control of grassy and broadleaf weeds. With a Group 3 mode of action, Edge is an excellent resistance management tool. It is registered for use in canola, peas, lentils, fababeans, mustard and
Gowan Agro Canada has also purchased Treflan herbicide globally, and assumed manufacturing and marketing in the western Canadian market. Treflan is a proven pre-emergent residual herbicide delivering season-long control of grassy and broadleaf weeds. It is registered for use in crops such as canola, mustard, peas, lentils, flax and many specialty crops.
Pyraflufen: a novel new Group 14 active ingredient that is registered for preseed, non-residual control in many crops, including pulses, cereals and soybeans in Western Canada. The recent approval of additional crops such as lentils, field peas and canola has allowed Nufarm to introduce two new products to enhance preseed burndown: Pyraflufen is now available in a pre-formulation with BlackHawk and new GoldWing herbicides.