Laudis Herbicide Updated

EPA recently approved several label updates for a newer postemergence corn herbicide.

The label updates for Laudis corn herbicide from Bayer CropScience offer your grower-customers greater flexibility in using the postemergence herbicide. The updates include:

  • In most situations, growers can now rotate to sugarbeets and certain dry beans 10 months after Laudis application. The previous rotation requirement was 18 months.
  • EPA approved the use of high surfactant oil concentrates (HSOC) with Laudis as alternatives to traditional methylated seed oil (MSO) surfactants. The label update also includes guidelines for using HSOCs with glyphosate herbicides.
  • If growers need to make a second application of Laudis on field corn, white corn, or popcorn, the applications can now be made seven days apart. The previous requirement was a 14-day waiting period.

Iintroduced in 2008, Laudis has become a proven performer against grass and broadleaf weeds such as ragweeds, lambsquarters, velvetleaf, waterhemp, and woolly cupgrass in corn fields, according to Bayer CropScience. The success of Laudis is due in part to its proprietary safener technology, meaning Laudis ensures crop safety while providing consistent weed control.

“We heard a lot of positive feedback from growers and retailers that used Laudis in 2008,” says Jeff Springsteen, Bayer CropScience corn and soybean selective herbicides marketing manager. “While it was already easy to use, these label updates further increase the flexibility of Laudis in 2009.”

Visit, contact your local Bayer CropScience representative, or call 866-99-BAYER (866-992-2937) for more information.

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