Soybeans being harvested Melissa Norby, Dow AgroSciences
NEW PRODUCTS: Multiple new herbicides will be available in 2018, as well as Enlist E3 soybeans when used in a closed-loop system and marketed to specific ADM plants.

2 modes of action crucial for fungicides, too

Hi-Tech Farming: Several new crop protection products were unveiled recently.

Bayer will introduce Delaro in the U.S. in 2018. It’s a fungicide featuring two modes of action, including a strobilurin plus a triazole component. Intended for both corn and soybeans, this new fungicide with two modes of action will help where strobilurin resistance could become an issue, says Bayer’s Randy Myers. Frogeye leaf spot has already shown resistance to stobilurin fungicides in soybeans.

What’s different about Delaro, Myers says, is that it delivers longer-lasting control. Delaro can be transported within the plant. Expect 21 days of control once applied, Myers says. Delaro has already been used in Canada, and is now labeled for the U.S.

Burndown option
Elevore from Dow AgroSciences contains a new active ingredient, Arylex active. The company says it will elevate a grower’s burndown program through control of broadleaf weeds, including ALS- and glyphosate-resistant weeds like chickweed, henbit and marestail up to 8 inches tall. Arylex active is rapidly absorbed into the plant’s cells, where the herbicide mimics naturally occurring hormones by binding with specific auxin receptors in the cell’s nucleus.

Elevore is tankmix-compatible with commonly used burndown and residual tankmix partners. Intended as a preplant burndown in the spring or fall when weeds are actively growing, a rate of 1 ounce per acre is expected to provide consistent weed control across varied weather conditions. Learn more at dowagro.com.

Soybean herbicide
EverpreX soybean herbicide from DuPont Crop Protection is said to provide extended residual control of ALS-, PPO- and glyphosate-resistant weeds, including waterhemp, Palmer amaranth and other pigweed species. It can be used as an early preplant, preplant incorporated, preemergence or postemergence herbicide.

When tank-mixed with other pre- or postemergence herbicides, EverpreX provides residual control of Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, lambsquarters, nightshade, foxtails and other small-seeded grasses and broadleaf weeds.

Compatible and easily mixed with other soybean herbicides, EverpreX contains S-metolachlor for residual control. It also has a wide application window, with flexibility to be applied 45 days prior to planting and up to 90 days before harvest. That allows for applications to control late weeds to prevent seed production.

Micronutrient product
CropMax is formulated to deliver 100% availability of a unique mix of boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum and zinc. This micronutrient combination helps with plant growth and development, starch formation, root
development and chlorophyll formation. For foliar applications, apply 1 to 2 pints. Or use the same rate for in-furrow or fertigation applications. Contact Nachurs, Marion, Ohio, at 800-622-4877, ext. 254, or visit nachurs.com

Enlist E3 soybeans in 2018
Archer Daniels Midland and Dow AgroSciences are collaborating to allow farmers to grow and sell Enlist E3 soybeans in a closed-loop system in 2018. Enlist E3 soybeans have not yet been approved in all foreign export markets. However, ADM will receive the soybeans, and deliver them and their resulting products to customers in North America.

Enlist E3 soybeans are tolerant to 2,4-D choline from Dow AgroSciences, glyphosate and glufosinate. Traditional 2,4-D products are not labeled for this use. The goal is to allow farmers access to Enlist E3 soybeans so they can get a better handle on controlling their toughest weeds.

Producers choosing to participate in the program in 2018 will deliver Enlist E3 soybeans at harvest to one of four ADM facilities: Mankato, Minn.; Frankfort, Ind.; Mexico, Mo., and Deerfield, Mo. Learn more at enlist.com.

Farm Progress editors Curt Arens and Jill Loehr contributed to this column.

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