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A new weed management tool added for 2017

Farmers can add another tool to their weed management toolbox for 2017.

The EPA has given registration to BASF’s new dicamba herbicide formulation called Engenia, for use on dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.

BASF technical marketing manager Chad Asmus says Engenia is an advanced formulation with a 70 percent reduction in volatility compared to DGA-based dicambas currently on the market.

“What we’ve been able to do with our unique formulation called BAPMA—that’s the new salt of Engenia—we’ve been able to reduce volatility to the point to where growers can have peace of mind once they leave the field,” Asmus says.

Dicamba drift was a big issue this year in some parts of the U.S.  Asmus says BASF will support Engenia with ongoing training and education to promote on-target application stewardship.

“With that, there are guidelines on the label in terms of nozzle, wind speed, direction to sensitive areas—and all of those things that, when followed according to label guidelines, growers can ensure they’ll have on-target application.”

Engenia is the second dicamba formulation to be approved by EPA. Monsanto’s Xtendimax with VaporGrip technology received its registration in November.

AUDIO: Chad Asmus

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