HELM Agro US launches Reviton herbicide

This Group 14 herbicide gives farmers another weed management tool for the 2021 growing season.

HELM Agro US, Inc., has announced that Reviton herbicide has received federal registration from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Reviton is a PPO-inhibitor herbicide (Group 14)  with a novel active ingredient called Tergeo. It is a nonselective herbicide for the preplant burndown and desiccation segments in field corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat.

In more than 700 North American product development trials and regulatory studies, Reviton has demonstrated extremely promising performance ratings in burndown control for more than 50 broadleaf and grass weeds, including ALS-, triazine-, and glyphosate-resistant species, say company officials.

Additional characteristics of the new herbicide include an ultra-low use rate, tank mix compatibility, crop rotational flexibility and expanded use as a desiccant for cotton, say company officials. The new product is also fast-acting with herbicidal effects occurring within 24 hours after application, say company officials.

Reviton will be formulated as a suspension concentrate containing 2.83 pounds of active ingredient per gallon.

“I am proud of our teams’ research and development efforts, and their commitment to excellence in bringing Reviton to market,” said Dave Schumacher, president of HELM Agro US, in a company news release. “With EPA approval granted ahead of the 2021 season, growers have a new product to add to their weed control toolbox, which will allow them to be more successful when combatting troublesome weeds and resistance issues.”

Tergeo is a new molecule discovered by Farm Hannong, a Korean agrochemical company, and developed and registered by ISK Biosciences Corporation, a subsidiary of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd., for use in the United States. Earlier this year, HELM Agro US and ISK Biosciences Corporation agreed to collaborate regarding the distribution of Reviton herbicide for the U.S. crop protection market.

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