Soybean growers seeking flexible, effective broadleaf weed control have another option to add to their toolboxes. DuPont™ Canopy® Blend herbicide has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in time for use during the 2016 crop season.
Canopy® Blend combines two modes of action for effective burndown and residual control of difficult weeds before or at soybean planting. Effective in no-till and minimum-till production systems, Canopy® Blend helps manage weeds that would compete with emerging soybean plants for better early stand development.
Formulated with proprietary DuPont extrusion/blending technology, Canopy® Blend is a dry, flowable, dispersible granular herbicide that is easy to measure and pour, mix and store. It is available in a new 100-ounce (6.25-pound) jug.
Growers and applicators familiar with DuPont™ Canopy® herbicide should review the Canopy® Blend label for application rates and recrop intervals, since application details for the two products are not identical.
“The innovative Canopy® Blend formulation meets grower needs for effective control of challenging weeds, including glyphosate-tolerant Palmer pigweed and marestail, while helping to avoid further resistance development,” said James Hay, business director, North America, DuPont Crop Protection. “And the easy-to-use formulation will save growers, retailers and applicators time and trouble as they address multiple crop production needs during the busy spring season. It’s another tool that will help achieve our combined goal of increasing production to feed the growing world population.”
This is the latest advancement from DuPont Crop Protection. “Canopy® Blend joins recently introduced DuPont™ Afforia™ and Trivence™ herbicides to give U.S. soybean growers even more options to address changing weed-control needs on their farms,” added Hay. DuPont has been recognized with 19 Agrow Awards, including the Best R&D Pipeline Award in 2013 and 2014.
Canopy® Blend herbicide is included in the TruChoice® rewards program, which helps growers partner seed and crop protection products for the greatest agronomic and economic advantage.
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