Anthem Flex herbicide labeled for soybeans, other legumes

FMC logoLentils, dry peas, chickpeas, soybeans and sunflowers have been added to the label for Anthem Flex herbicide from FMC.

Labeled for preplant and preemergence applications in those crops, the herbicide provides strong residual control of grasses and smallseeded broadleaf weeds with burndown activity on emerged broadleaf weeds, according to a news release. It also provides excellent crop safety and plant-back flexibility.

The active ingredients are pyroxasulfone (Group 15) and carfentrazone-ethyl (Group 14).

Anthem Flex herbicide is effective on key weeds, including Italian ryegrass, rattail fescue, yellow and green foxtail, barnyardgrass, pigweed, waterhemp and Palmer amaranth. It also provides suppression of kochia.

Use rates range from 2 to 7.3 ounces per acre, depending on soil type, organic matter and crop. The higher rates provide improved control of labeled weeds and increased suppression of weeds, such as kochia and wild oats. Refer to the herbicide label for specific use rates.

Anthem Flex uses a different mode of action than traditional postemergence grass herbicides, so it’s a good resistance management tool for yellow and green foxtail, barnyardgrass and Italian ryegrass. It also is compatible with commonly used fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides and adjuvants.

Anthem Flex also received a label for postemergence applications in peanuts, and it continues to be labeled for use in spring wheat, winter wheat, fallow, corn and cotton.

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