New Products for 2015: Companies offer new ways to help protect your crop

Xanthion In-furrow Fungicide
Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF will provide corn growers with an additional tool to protect their seed investment and maximize yield potential in the 2015 season.

“A new tool to help growers start their season off strong, this product is different than other early season crop management treatments because it provides extended residual control by forming a protective sheath around the roots,” says Justin Clark, BASF technical market specialist. “This can lead to healthier plants later in the season.”

Xanthion In-furrow fungicide combines a chemical fungicide and a biofungicide, which provides two modes of action to protect growers’ seed investment by improving seedling health.

In research trials, corn plants treated with Xanthion In-furrow fungicide increased emergence by 5.2 percent compared to the untreated check.

“A successful harvest begins with a strong foundation at planting,” says Clark. “For progressive corn growers who want to start their season strong, Xanthion In-furrow fungicide is the answer.”

In addition to providing early, rapid and more uniform emergence and better root structure, Xanthion In-furrow fungicide helps control soilborne diseases and provides improved cold tolerance, promoting seedling health. Improved seedling health allows for increased nutrient and water uptake, maximizing yield potential.

For maximum disease protection, follow up with Priaxor fungicide pre-tassel and Headline AMP fungicide at tassel.

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Xanthion In-furrow Fungicide:
• Provides two modes of action to maximize yield potential.
• Promotes early, rapid, uniform emergence for better plant health.
• Helps control soilborne diseases and improves cold tolerance.

DiFlexx Herbicide
Bayer CropScience has announced plans, pending regulatory approval, to release a new broadleaf corn herbicide, DiFlexx, which will offer growers flexibility for a broad range of applications while also fitting a variety of soil and weather conditions.

DiFlexx is a blend of dicamba and Crop Safety Innovation (CSI) Safener technology, which enables corn plants to better withstand herbicidal activity, for excellent crop safety. With a liquid formulation, DiFlexx will have a wide window of application from burndown to V10. More importantly, DiFlexx will effectively target tough weeds like Palmer amaranth, lambsquarters and waterhemp while also targeting more than 100 annual and perennial weeds, including those resistant to glyphosate-, PPO- and ALS-based herbicides.

“Bayer CropScience is excited to offer growers innovative solutions to help them control their most troublesome weeds,” says Jeff Springsteen, Bayer CropScience U.S. product manager. “DiFlexx will offer growers the option to use an effective broadleaf herbicide from pre-plant burndown through postemergence, improve overall plant health and ultimately increase yields.”

This herbicide technology can also be applied to all soil types making it applicable for silage, white corn, seed corn and popcorn crops. DiFlexx can be safely combined with MSO (Methylated Seed Oil) or COC (Crop Oil Concentrate) for improved weed control as compared to non-safened dicamba. DiFlexx will also be offered as an safer alternative to dicamba or an option in dicamba shortages.

When applied as a pre-emergence herbicide, DiFlexx will safen amide products applied in the same tankmix. Applied postemergence, it can be tankmixed with herbicides such as Capreno or Laudis to
provide an additional mode of action on herbicide-resistant weeds. For more information about the pending registration of DiFlexx, contact your Bayer CropScience representative. To learn about herbicides currently available from Bayer CropScience, visit

DiFlexx Herbicide:
• Is a blend of dicamba and Crop Safety Innovation (CSI) Safener technology.
• Pending registration, application timing can be from burndown to postemergence.
• Targets tough weeds, such as Palmer amaranth, and can be tankmixed for additional modes of action

Acuron Herbicide
As Acuron corn herbicide moves toward the expected EPA registration for the 2015 growing season, Syngenta has unveiled the brand representing the herbicide’s four active ingredients, including new bicyclopyrone.

Gordon Vail, technical product lead for Syngenta, says, “As weed resistance expands, growers need more robust pre-emerge residual herbicides with multiple modes of action to control tough weeds, and Acuron will fit nicely. This product will take large-seeded broadleaf weed control to the next level, while still providing the same excellent performance on small-seeded broadleaf weeds that farmers have come to expect from Syngenta corn herbicides.”

Syngenta developed Acuron, which contains three modes of action, in response to the expanding problem of weed resistance and the resulting increase in demand for residual herbicide products with multiple modes of action. It will be labeled to control more than 70 broadleaf weeds and annual grasses, including giant ragweed, common ragweed, marestail, kochia, Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, cocklebur, Russian thistle, sunflower and morningglory.

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Acuron Herbicide:
• Will be offered as a pre-emergence herbicide with residual activity.
• Contains four active ingredients with three modes of action.
• Labeled for more than 70 broadleaf weeds and annual grasses.

Enlist Duo Herbicide
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered Enlist Duo herbicide for use with Enlist corn and soybeans, which was the final step in approval of the Enlist system. Enlist corn and soybean traits were deregulated by USDA in September 2014.

“Our company is uniquely positioned to answer the need for new, innovative weed control technology,” says Tim Hassinger, president, Dow AgroSciences. “The Enlist system is an extremely effective tool and is tailored for the way farmers work today.”

Enlist Duo herbicide is a proprietary blend of new 2,4-D choline and glyphosate. By combining two modes of action, Enlist Duo will control and help prevent further development of herbicide-resistant weeds. Enlist Duo herbicide has also been optimized for on-target application utilizing Dow’s proprietary Colex-D Technology, which will provide both stewardship and user benefits. Dow has made significant investments in existing and new assets to reliably supply high quality 2,4-D for current market needs, and 2,4-D choline for new Enlist Duo demand.

To learn more about the Enlist Weed Control System, visit

Enlist Duo Herbicide:
• Offers a proprietary blend of new 2,4-D choline and glyphosate.
• Optimized for on-target application with Colex-D Technology.
• For use with Enlist corn and soybeans traits as part of the Enlist Weed Control System.

Bestow Herbicide
Cheminova, Inc. announced the launch of Bestow herbicide, which provides control of numerous grassy and broadleaf weeds including foxtail, lambsquarters, pigweed, smartweed and woolly cupgrass in field corn. Bestow may also be used as a fallow treatment in the spring or fall when the majority of weeds have emerged and are actively growing. Bestow may be applied pre-emergence and postemergence in field corn

“Bestow is flexible and affordable,” says Ken Phelps, Cheminova product manager. “It’s another arrow in the quiver for field corn growers to use as a first application or as weeds emerge later in the season.”

The active ingredient in Bestow is rimsulfuron, which offers longlasting residual soil activity in labeled crops. An inexpensive herbicide alternative to Resolve Q herbicide, Bestow is packaged in eight by 20 ounce bottles and is on sale now.

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Bestow Herbicide:
• Offers flexible application timing.
• Provides long-lasting residual activity.
• May be used as a fallow treatment in spring or fall.

Always read and follow label directions.

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