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Corvus herbicide offers one-pass control

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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