Dow plans to launch new burndown herbicide in 2017

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Elevore logoDow AgroSciences plans to launch Elevore with Arylex active, a new burn-down herbicide that controls a broad spectrum of broadleaf weeds, including those resistant to glyphosate and ALS herbicides.

Dow expects the Environmental Protection Agency to register the herbicide in 2017, with state registrations following.

The product contains the active ingredient, arylpicolinate, a synthetic auxin that belongs to the Herbicide Resistance Action Committee’s Mode of Action Group 4. It is expected to be labeled for several crops, including soybeans and corn.

This is the same class of chemistry that is in Loyant herbicide with Rinskor active, which Dow hopes to launch for rice in 2017 or 2018, pending EPA approval.

Canada registered Paradigm and Pixxaro herbicides, both of which contain the Arylex active ingredient, in 2014.

Elevore is intended to be added to a burndown program and also fits reduced and no-till production systems, according to a news release.

It is a contact herbicide with no residual activity, but it translocates through the phloem and xylem, accumulating in the meristem tissue. Elevore produces typical hormonal symptoms, killing weeds faster than ALS herbicides.

It also is effective against marestail up to 8 inches tall and prevents weed regrowth, according to the release.

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