MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Research from BASF Canada Inc.
(BASF) has found there is value in using a residual two-pass system to
manage herbicide resistant weeds in GT corn, while increasing average
yield by more than 20 bushels per acre.
In 2012, BASF conducted field trials in Ontario using a pre-emergence
application of INTEGRITY® followed by ARMEZON™ post-emergence to evaluate the residual activity
of a two-pass herbicide system on GT corn. The results of the two-pass
system show improved control of tough and resistant weeds, including
giant ragweed, plus there was an average yield increase of 20.7 bushels
per acre compared to a single glyphosate application applied at the
four leaf stage.
"These findings are valuable for growers who are concerned with
herbicide-resistance on their field, and they give another option to
manage Group 2, triazine and glyphosate resistant weeds," says Sean
Chiki, Brand Manager for Herbicides at BASF Canada.
The research is timely for growers. Earlier this spring, BASF released
findings from an Ipsos Reid survey that found 61 per cent of growers in
Ontario believe their weeds are getting tougher to control. That
sentiment was echoed at an agricultural retailer meeting in February
where 83 per cent of the 312 in attendance reported they have customers
with weeds that are suspected to be herbicide resistant.
"We've listened to growers and are doing research to help determine new
strategies for effective weed management of resistant biotypes," says
Chiki. "Introducing residual weed control through early crop
development is a key step to managing resistant weeds. Adding multiple
modes of action to top up a glyphosate or atrazine application is also
critical to eliminate those weeds in order to maximize your yield in GT
When combined in a two-pass system, INTEGRITY used pre-emerge followed
by ARMEZON post-emerge provides five different groups of chemistry for
effective resistance management and residual control of all major grass
and broadleaf weeds. ARMEZON also offers a wide application window from
the first to seven leaf stage, which gives growers the flexibility
needed for in-crop application. More information is available online at
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