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Dow to Launch New Burndown Herbicide

Dow AgroSciences plans to release Elevore herbicide, Group 4 growth regulator, designed for burndown applications. The low-use-rate active ingredient, Arylex, offers control of ALS- and glyphosate-resistant weeds. Pending regulatory approvals, registration for Elevore is expected in 2017.

Elevore is expected to be labeled for burndown applications in multiple crops, including soybeans and corn. When added to a burndown program, Elevore will offer control of labeled broadleaf weeds, including glyphosate- and ALS-resistant weed species such as henbit, chickweed, and marestail, according to Dow AgroSciences.

“Ultimately, if growers achieve good weed control with a burndown program, they will likely be set up for success for the entire season,” says Lindsey Hecht, soybean herbicides product manager, Dow AgroSciences. “Upon regulatory approval, this new herbicide will be an excellent fit in reduced and no-till production systems to control actively growing weed species and give growers peace of mind that they will plant into a clean field.”

Research trials for Elevore have resulted in thorough, effective control of targeted high-anxiety weeds, including 8-inch-tall marestail, according to Dow AgroSciences. Marestail is believed to be the first glyphosate-resistant weed in the United States and continues to drive weed control decisions for many growers.

“Growers are seeking new, better ways to control marestail,” Hecht says. “We look forward to offering Elevore to mitigate the ever-growing threat of weed pressure and provide improved control of marestail.”

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