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New herbicide registered for glyphosate-tolerant soybeans

Feb. 13, 2013, Mississauga, ON - The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has registered BASF's OPTILL herbicide on soybeans for the 2013 season.

OPTILL is a pre-plant soybean herbicide that offers a fast burndown and residual weed control of grass and broadleaf weeds. Pre-registration trial results for OPTILL show a yield increase of two to three bushels per acre compared to using glyphosate alone.

Tank-mixed with glyphosate, OPTILL is a premix dry formulation of KIXOR and imazethapyr (Group 14 and Group 2) that uses multiple modes of action to control a broad spectrum of weeds in glyphosate-tolerant soybeans. According to BASF, when applied pre-plant, OPTILL is part of a two-pass program that provides a fast and complete burndown with early season residual control of later germinating weeds for four to six weeks.

For more information on OPTILL herbicide, visit www.AgSolutions.ca.