Syngenta has announced that its newest herbicide, Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology herbicide, has been registered by the U.S. EPA, according to a news release at Syngenta.com. As the market’s first premix residual dicamba herbicide, Tavium contains built-in residual control to manage resistant weeds and maintain clean fields throughout the season. Tavium, a proprietary Syngenta premix, will be available for the 2019 growing season, subject to state approvals.
Tavium can be used preplant, at planting and early post-emergence on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex Cotton. The premix of dicamba and S-metolachlor offers growers a convenient new tool to manage key ALS-, PPO-, and glyphosate-resistant broadleaf and grass weeds.
“Unlike all other stand-alone dicamba products, the multiple effective sites of action in Tavium broaden the activity spectrum and increase its overall efficacy and sustainability,” said Bobby Bachman, herbicide product lead at Syngenta. “The addition of S-metolachlor with dicamba in a premix not only helps manage resistance, but it offers up to three weeks longer residual control than dicamba alone.”