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New pre-seed burndown herbicide for Western Canada

November 17, 2020  By Top Crop Manager

Nufarm recently introduced a new product to their pre-seed burndown portfolio for spring 2021. ThunderHawk is a pre-seed herbicide that provides broadleaf weed control for cereal growers in the Black and Dark Brown soil zones of Western Canada.

ThunderHawk features three modes of action (Groups 2, 4 and 14) and can be tank-mixed with glyphosate. It offers residual control of up to three weeks on volunteer canola, and management of Group 2-resistant weeds like cleavers, wild mustard, redroot pigweed, stinkweed, shepherd’s purse, and kochia. This herbicide can be applied before and up to two days after seeding barley, oats, and wheat (durum, spring, winter).

“This pre-seed product will help farmers manage those tough weeds like narrow-leaved hawk’s beard, kochia and hemp-nettle, and get ahead of herbicide resistance in the Black and Dark Brown soil zones where Group 2-herbicide resistance is growing,” said Graham Collier, portfolio manager for Nufarm Canada.


There will be a limited supply of ThunderHawk available for the 2021 pre-seed burndown season. If farmers are interested, they should contact their local crop inputs retailer. For additional product information, go to or call 1-800-868-5444.


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