Seed & Chemical
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.
February 13, 2013 By CNW