Jun. 19, 2017
BASF has announced the launch of a new hormonal herbicide Atectra BV (dicamba diglycolamine salt) in Argentina, which is used to control of resistant broadleaf weeds.
According to the maker, the formulation of the product presents lowest volatility that is six times smaller than the traditional volatility present in the market. Combined with a correct application technology, the product could minimize the risk of drift.
The herbicide is recommended for the control of over 42 invasive species, including the green amaranth (Amaranthus hybridus and palmieri) and the horseweed (Conyza spp)—species that are among the ones that present more resistance to the current alternatives. According to BASF, the mode of action for Atectra BV has “low probability” of generating resistance.
“BASF is a leader in the production of dicamba in the world. With this launch, we add a new mode of action to our portfolio for the control of resistant weeds,” affirmed agronomist Juan Perez Brea, winter cereals, peanuts and produce manager at BASF.
“Its new molecule reduces the volatility six times more in relation to the market standard. This allows us to increase the quantity of active ingredient in the invasive plants and achieve greater efficiency in the application,” said Brea.
Atectra BV can be applied to corn, wheat, sorghum, and sugarcane, among others. According to BASF, it is the only dicamba salt in the market that can be combined with several other products used for soybean fallow, extending the residual control and the spectrum of weeds control.