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Corvus herbicide offers one-pass control

Justin Davey 01/21/2011 @ 10:26am

Corvus herbicide by Bayer CropScience performed exceptionally well in both seasons of the 2010 growing season, and will see its second year on the market in 2011. The product’s slogan, “One pass. Zero doubts.” seems to be ringing true with growers.

“Some farmers told us if they had chosen a two-pass program this year, rain would have prevented them from applying their post application,” says Jeff Springsteen, Bayer CropScience marketing manager for selective corn and soybean herbicides. “Corvus eliminated that worry because it was applied early and worked all season.”

In a 2003 article, Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University Extension weed specialist and professor of agronomy, wrote: “Is one-pass weed control an agrarian nirvana, or has technology finally given farmers the ability to consistently control weeds with a single trip across the field?”

Unsuccessful attempts over the past several years have caused many growers to affirm Hartzler’s former question, as they generally had to come back with a rescue post application. Today, however, Corvus users say they’ve made one pass a reality.

Corn and soybean producer Bryan Sharp, Taylorville, Ill., says Corvus provides an additional mode of action, but doesn’t require an extra trip across the field.

“Corvus offers a one-pass program that I’m confident in and don’t have to worry about. That means a lot to me,” Sharp says. “I like to change up modes of action. I can do something different in one pass, whereas with other alternatives, I would have to do multiple passes. It just offers a complete package.”

Just 5.6 fl oz/A of Corvus with atrazine provided consistent, long-lasting control of tough grass and broadleaf weeds, such giant ragweed, waterhemp and shattercane, across the Corn Belt.

Eric Berger says he saw Corvus action on hard-to-control giant ragweed pressure in his Wakarusa, Ind., fields: “We had just finished spraying the corn and got heavy rain for about six weeks, so I was concerned about whether Corvus would handle it. Some of our neighbors had a terrible mess with giant ragweed this year, but we didn’t have that problem.”

In addition to controlling a broad spectrum of weeds, Corvus is perfect for any tillage program and has no interactions with other crop protection products.

For more information on Corvus, visit Bayer CropScience.

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