Surveil Herbicide receives EPA approval

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The Environmental Protection Agency recently granted approval to Surveil Herbicide, a pre-emergence, residual herbicide that will be available for the 2016 growing season.

The benefit behind the formula is found in the combination of two leading active ingredients in one convenient premix for soybean growers. It is easy to mix and apply, and growers can use it to battle all sorts of herbicide-resistant and hard-to-control broadleaf weeds.

“This new formulation is the first to offer growers the convenience of having the active ingredients flumioxazin and cloransulam-methyl together in one easy-to-use premix,” Melissa Olds, formulation chemist for Dow AgroSciences, said. “This product was developed so that it would be easy for growers to use. You’ll find Surveil offers excellent handling properties, such as dispersing quickly when added to water.”

Farmers can apply the Surveil herbicide up to three days after planting, and before emergence, to help growers tackle herbicide resistance issues and hard-to-control weeds such as marestail and Palmer amaranth, as well as both giant and common ragweed.

“Surveil is very convenient to mix,” agronomist Nick Smeby from CHS Prairie Lakes Co-Op in Long Prairie, Minnesota, said. “This year, Surveil comes premixed and so the applicators really appreciate the simplicity of it.”

Due to its limited rotational interval, growers are able to rotate any key crops just nine months after a Surveil application.

“It looks great,” Smeby said. “Where we applied Surveil, the difference is just phenomenal.”

Contact a local Dow AgroSciences representative for additional information about this and other available services.

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