DOW’s two new herbicides registered for rice
Oct. 19, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved federal registration for Grasp Xtra and Rebelex rice herbicides, according to Dow AgroSciences. The two new herbicides provide growers with more convenient, broad-spectrum control of grasses and broadleaf weeds, such as sprangletop and barnyardgrass. Additionally, the dual mode of action in each herbicide supplies producers with less product mixing and fewer products to handle.
"Grasp Xtra and Rebelex round out our rice herbicides portfolio and give growers more control options," said Hub Miller, marketing specialist for Dow AgroSciences.
"These products were developed with direct input from rice producers and consultants -- they asked for products like this and we were able to deliver them."
Grasp Xtra contains two proven modes of action by combining penoxsulam, the active ingredient in Grasp SC herbicide, and triclopyr. This conveniently packaged product delivers broad-spectrum control targeting tough broadleaf weeds and barnyardgrass.
Grasp Xtra can be tank-mixed with Newpath herbicide in early-season applications to provide highly effective control.
It also can be used in conventional, long grain, medium grain or hybrid production.
Rebelex is a targeted solution for growers using non-conventional or water-seeding planting practices, according to Dow. Containing the active ingredients penoxsulam and cyhalofop-butyl, it supplies growers with a dual mode of action that controls sprangletop, barnyardgrass and broadleaf weeds. In addition, Rebelex offers growers added residual control with a wider window for application timing. The new Rebelex also works well in both Clearfield and conventional systems and can be tank-mixed with Newpath or Beyond herbicide.
"The development of these products signifies the commitment that Dow AgroSciences has to the rice market," Miller said. "These products will provide growers with a level of broad-spectrum control they havent seen before."
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