Sunday, January 29, 2023

Helm Agro US introduces new pre-emergence herbicide premix

Helm logoHelm Agro US Inc. has added Zone Elite to the company’s “Zone” herbicide family for U.S. soybean growers.

The newcomer is a pre-emergence herbicide for broad-spectrum control of more than 45 species of grasses and small-seeded broadleaves, according to a news release. It offers a flexible application window from 30-plus days preplant up to three days after planting.

Zone Elite contains Group 14 and 15 herbicides consisting of 0.7 pound of sulfentrazone and 6.3 pounds of metolachlor per gallon of active ingredients in an oil-dispersion formulation.

Labeled for pre application in all soybeans — traited and conventional — the premix is also approved for use in dry shelled peas. It is tankmix compatible with fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides and adjuvants, and packaged in 2 x 2.5-gallon cases.

Application rates for soybeans are determined according to soil texture and percentage of organic matter on a per-field basis, ranging from 19 to 38.7 ounces actual product per acre,

“For growers battling resistance, Zone Elite is an ideal weed control solution,” Jan Stechmann, president of Helm Agro US, said in the release. “With two modes of action plus 45 to 60 days of residual activity, Zone Elite keeps early season soybean fields clean for longer periods – allowing more flexibility for post-emergent applications.”

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