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Syngenta releases new glyphosate-tolerant corn herbicide

Agriculture.com Staff 04/16/2007 @ 8:36am

Syngenta Crop Protection announced Monday the brand name for a new herbicide specifically designed to improve glyphosate-tolerant (GT) corn production.

The new brand, Halex GT, will provide an alternative to other post-emergence GT herbicide programs, while maintaining the convenience of a one-pass, post-emergence glyphosate program, company officials say.

Halex GT will be included in university and in-house trials across the Corn Belt in 2007 offering growers, retailers, university researchers and others an opportunity to compare this treatment with other weed control programs. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for Halex GT is expected in time for a full commercial launch in 2008.

Halex GT utilizes mesotrione, the foundation of Callisto Plant Technology, making it the newest addition to the Callisto family of brands that also includes top-performing corn herbicides Lumax, Lexar and Camix.

Halex GT is designed to control emerged weeds and residual activity of the toughest broadleaf weeds and grasses in corn, including ragweeds, waterhemp, lambsquarters and pigweeds. One early post-emergence application of Halex GT will protect yield through crop canopy, according to Syngenta officials. Halex GT provides residual control of weed biotypes tolerant or resistant to ALS, triazine and glyphosate herbicides.

Syngenta Crop Protection announced Monday the brand name for a new herbicide specifically designed to improve glyphosate-tolerant (GT) corn production.

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