When you’re looking for an agricultural herbicide formulation that offers powerful, consistent weed control, take a look at Roundup PowerMAX. The consistency of control this product provides has been enhanced and proven on weeds that are known to be hard to control such as velvetleaf, purslane, lambsquarters, kochia, Canada thistle and morning glory.
Roundup PowerMAX has consistently outperformed imitator herbicide products in both greenhouse and field trials with performance you can see. Specially formulated with CROPSHIELD, it offers weed to weed and field to field control.
In warmer climates, a preharvest application of Roundup PowerMAX® herbicide can help to hasten grain sorghum drydown and aid with weed control and plant desiccation for ease of harvest. The following benefits can be found through preharvest application:
• Desiccation of foliage permits for earlier harvest.
• Grain moisture may be significantly reduced at harvest time.
• Less green matter provides an increase in harvest efficiency.
• Late-season weed control helps reduce late-season weed seed production.
• Late-season water uptake from the sorghum and weeds may be reduced, resulting in more soil moisture for the next crop.
• Less evidence of grain mold complex in sorghum panicle.
Keep in mind that Roundup PowerMAX® herbicide should not be used pre-harvest on sorghum grown for seed, as reduction in germination or vigor may occur. Apply Roundup PowerMAX® when grain sorghum is at 30 percent moisture or less. When applying Roundup PowerMAX® herbicide pre-harvest, if grain sorghum is drought-stressed, diseased or lush due to irrigation, it is recommended to increase the application towards the higher end of the labeled herbicide rate and add a full rate of AMS (17 lbs/ 100 gal of spray solution). Avoid a pre-harvest application of Roundup PowerMAX® if sorghum is infected with charcoal rot as lodging may occur.
The broad-spectrum herbicide, Gramoxone Inteon, was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use as weed control in late 2005. Syngenta Crop Protection’s Gramoxone Inteon, a new formulation of paraquat herbicide, is effective in burn down and harvest aid usages and offers an alternative to glyphosate technology.
“Gramoxone Inteon is a major advance in product stewardship and reduced risk,” said Rusty Wendt, Syngenta brand manager. “This new innovative formulation continues the Gramoxone tradition by providing outstanding weed control and an effective weed resistance management tool option.”
After years of research, Gramoxone Inteon contains an assortment of new features to improve its safety profile. It now reduces the risk of harm from accidental ingestion through the use of a novel formulation based on alginates. Alginates are non-toxic, natural products that are extracted from seaweed. Alginates in Gramoxone Inteon have no negative impact on product performance and come into play only in the case of accidental ingestion. The alginate technology helps to prevent the product from being absorbed into the body, thereby increasing time and efficacy for medical treatment should ingestion occur. An emetic, purgative and distinctive green dye further enhances the product safety profile.
Another new feature is a less offensive alerting agent. The alert now has a mild “decaying grass” odor designed to warn the user against accidental ingestion. This new odor further provides a more positive user experience during application and handling.
When it comes to glyphosate weed resistance management, Gramoxone Inteon is the way to go. Gramoxone Inteon helps preserve glyphosate technology for future use. A burndown with Gramoxone Inteon allows growers to save their glyphosate applications for in-crop use where they fit best.
“Now that glyphosate resistance has been confirmed in all major crop production regions in the United States, it’s more important than ever growers take measures to preserve this valuable technology,” says Wendt. “It’s time we gave glyphosate a rest by utilizing other chemistries like Gramoxone Inteon in burndown situations so that we can save glyphosate for in-crop use.”