Premix Herbicide Offers Enhanced Glyphosate-Resistant Weed Management
The newly registered Callisto Xtra post-emergence herbicide from Syngenta Crop Protection is an ideal tank mix partner for glyphosate herbicides in glyphosate-tolerant corn.
April 27, 2010
Featuring the patented synergistic power of Callisto and AAtrex herbicides in a convenient premix, Callisto Xtra is an excellent tank mix partner for glyphosate herbicides (Touchdown or Roundup brands) in glyphosate-tolerant corn (Agrisure GT or Roundup Ready hybrids).
“The herbicidal synergism of Callisto Xtra means growers benefit from the strengths of two modes of action that work together to deliver better weed control than expected based on the control from the individual components,” says Gordon Vail, herbicide technical brand manager, Syngenta Crop Protection. “The result is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, or in other words, one plus one equals three.”
In addition to being registered for use in corn, Callisto Xtra is registered for use in sugarcane. The two modes of action in Callisto Xtra also make it an excellent tool for resistant weed management in these crops.
“Callisto Xtra provides enhanced control of broadleaf weeds such as lambsquarters, waterhemp, pigweed and ragweed, which are becoming harder to manage with glyphosate alone,” Vail says. “Plus, it provides faster burndown of weeds compared to glyphosate alone, or other HPPD herbicides plus glyphosate.”
Callisto Xtra will deliver long-lasting residual broadleaf weed control. Other brands in the Callisto Plant Technology family include Halex GT, Lumax, Lexar, and Callisto.
“Growers will continue to have access to Callisto for use in corn greater than 12 inches in height and for the wide range of other crops for which Callisto is registered,” says Carroll Moseley, herbicide brand manager, Syngenta Crop Protection.
These crops include cranberry, blueberry, lingonberry, flax, pearl millet, asparagus, bluegrass grown for seed, perennial ryegrass grown for seed, tall fescue grown for seed, oats, rhubarb, grain sorghum and sweet sorghum. While Callisto Xtra is registered for sale and use in most states, growers should check with their state or local extension service before buying or using this product.
For more information about Callisto Xtra, growers can contact their local retailer, Syngenta Crop Protection sales representative or the Syngenta Customer Center at 1-866-SYNGENTA (1-866-796-4368).