May. 14, 2018
Nufarm announced that the herbicide, Sumyzin 500 (Flumioxazin), will also be distributed in a liquid formulation in Brazil. The product, already being used by farmers for weed control, was previously sold as a wet powder.
Nufarm’s herbicide has an application recommendation for the crops of sugarcane, soybeans, manioc, eucalyptus, and pines. Sumyzin also received a registration extension for the crops of cotton, potato, coffee, onion, citrus, and kidney beans.
According to the company, Sumyzin 500 SC is classified as a high-tech, selective and non-systemic herbicide, for the pre-emergence and post-emergence use on weeds. Nufarm added that the product was applied in Brazil’s entire agricultural frontier, helping to manage tough weeds.
For hairy beggarticks (Bidens pilosa), Mexican fireplant (Euphorbia heterophylla) and the Ipomoea aristolochiaefolia, Nufarm recommends applications under low infestation conditions. Regarding the type of application, what’s indicated is terrestrial spraying in pre-emergence, giving a uniform coverage over the soil.
For tractor application, the Symyzin maker recommends using bar sprayers with fan nozzles, using 200-250 liters per hectare of syrup volume, as well as applying during the fresher times of the day, avoiding winds above 10 kilometers per hour, temperatures above 27°C and relative air humidity lower than 70%, aiming to keep drift losses to a minimum.