Bayer Lauds New Herbicide

A new corn herbicide controls both broadleaf and tough grass weeds.

EPA has approved Bayer CropSciences’ Laudis postemergence corn herbicide. It is a systemic herbicide that consistently eliminates tough broadleaf weeds such as pigweed, tall and common waterhemp, giant and common ragweed, common lambsquarters, velvetleaf, sunflower, nightshade, and cocklebur in all corn crops, including field corn, sweet corn, popcorn, and inbreds used in seed production.

"We also have seen Laudis outperform other postemergence herbicides, when it comes to control of stubborn grass weeds," says Jeff Springsteen, Bayer CropScience corn herbicides marketing manager. "In field trials last summer, we observed that other herbicides did not completely eliminate the grasses; at best, they simply suppressed many of them," Springsteen adds.

He notes that Laudis has a proven, effective defense against grasses, including giant and yellow foxtail, woolly cupgrass, barnyardgrass, shattercane, large crabgrass, broadleaf signalgrass, and seedling Johnsongrass.

Flexible, Laudis be used in any traditional herbicide program. Laudis is an excellent tankmix partner with Liberty herbicide for application on LibertyLink hybrids. Plus, studies show adding Laudis to every tank of glyphosate applied to Roundup Ready corn provides extended control to canopy on both broadleaves and grasses, including those with proven resistance. Laudis also enhances control in other postemergence programs.

In addition, Laudis is an excellent solution to help corn growers break herbicide resistance problems, such as glyphosate resistance, because it introduces a unique chemistry and new mode of action into corn growers’ fields.

Once applied, Laudis provides continued control, as it stays active in the soil during the growing season, until the crop canopy forms. However, the herbicide does not limit growers’ ability to rotate to soybeans the following season. Laudis provides growers with more freedom, because it has no hybrid restrictions or interactions with any insecticides, fungicides or seed treatments.

This is just one of six new products Bayer CropScience anticipates introducing in the next three years, according to Brent Philbrook, Bayer CropScience product development manager.

For more information about Laudis, visit www.LaudisInAction.com to view a virtual plot tour.

(Source: Bayer CropSciences)
 

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