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Two new broadleaf control options for wheat growers

Agriculture.com Staff 01/31/2006 @ 9:52am

Dow AgroSciences today announced CleanWave™ and Starane® NXTcp herbicides have received EPA registration. The new products are for control of broadleaf weeds in small grains. CleanWave targets growers using continuous wheat and wheat-fallow system, while Starane NXTcp may be more attractive to growers who need more rotational flexibility.

CleanWave "will fit perfectly on those Western Plains wheat acres where growers have lacked an affordably priced broad-spectrum herbicide," Jim Parker, senior marketing specialist for Dow AgroSciences, said in a company release.

He says Starane NXTcp will be more of a niche product in the Northern Plains where the ability to rotate to any crop the next year is a key need. The company says it is expected to have a broader appeal in the Pacific Northwest where rotational crops like potatoes, lentils and field peas are grown.

CleanWave is a premix of aminopyralid, a new active ingredient, and the proven active ingredient fluroxypyr. Aminopyralid was registered under the EPA's Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative.

Dow AgroSciences is seeking state registrationsfor CleanWave in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota for 2006, and plans to add more state registrations in 2007. The herbicide will be targeted in areas of continuous wheat and wheat-fallow systems due to rotational crop restrictions under the label.

Brett Oemichen, product technology specialist, noted there "are a number of rotational crops that are sensitive to residues of aminopyralid. We will recommend the use of CleanWave in areas where continuous wheat or wheat-fallow rotations are common and rotation to dicot crops is a lesser need."

Starane NXTcp offers small grains growers complete rotational flexibility, Dow AgroSciences says. Containing the active ingredients fluroxypyr and bromoxynil, Starane NXTcp will be offered as a co-pack in 2006. The company is pursuing EPA registration of a premix for 2007.

State registrations are being sought in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Dow AgroSciences today announced CleanWave™ and Starane® NXTcp herbicides have received EPA registration. The new products are for control of broadleaf weeds in small grains. CleanWave targets growers using continuous wheat and wheat-fallow system, while Starane NXTcp may be more attractive to growers who need more rotational flexibility.

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