New option registered for dicamba-resistant soybeans

Syngenta Canada Inc. has announced the registration of Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology herbicide for broad-spectrum control of grass and broadleaf weeds in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans.

Tavium is a pre-mix of dicamba (Group 4) and s-metolachlor (Group 15), the active ingredient in Dual II Magnum herbicide. It can be applied pre-plant or pre-emergence in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans as part of a two-pass program to control glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane, giant ragweed, and common ragweed, as well as other target weeds such as lamb’s-quarters, barnyard grass, and foxtail.

“Herbicide-resistant weeds and, in particular, glyphosate-resistant weeds, continue to pose a challenge for soybean growers,” says Joe Vink, product lead for corn and bean herbicides. “Tavium is a new herbicide specifically designed to help manage these resistant weeds in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans. Compared to stand-alone dicamba products, the dual modes of action in Tavium broaden the activity spectrum resulting in increased efficacy and sustainability in the fight against resistant weeds.”

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In addition to burndown of glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane and common and giant ragweed, Tavium provides systemic and residual control of Group 2- and triazine-resistant weeds. Tavium is the only dicamba product available in a pre-mix formulation that also offers residual grass control to help soybean fields stay weed-free to the V3 growth stage.

Tavium is available for the 2019 season.

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