Bayer's Rely 280 approved for use without closed mixing, loading system

Rely 280 can be applied in multiple fashions, including spot treatments, banded and broadcasting treatments.
Rely 280 can be applied in multiple fashions, including spot treatments, banded and broadcasting treatments.

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved Bayer's Rely 280 herbicide for use without a closed mixing and loading system. 

The product does not translocate, and it can be applied in multiple fashions, including spot treatments, banded and broadcasting treatments.

“Bayer and our agricultural stakeholders worked together to vigorously defend the sound science of our testing to remove the closed system application requirement and advocated for revisions to the rule,” Bayer Horticulture Product Manager Nevada Smith said. “As a result, growers will continue to have the freedom to access and flexibility to use the most robust herbicide formulation in the grape and tree nut market versus generic alternatives with no closed system requirement. It is particularly advantageous in cropping systems where resistance is an issue.”

The Rely 280 compound was successful in eliminating resistant species of weed plants including giant ragweed, waterhemp and palmer amaranth. There also has been reported successes in combining the Rely product with the Allon herbicide to offer pre-emergence weed control.

“It’s an effective, convenient solution to tough weed problems in a wide array of crops.” Smith said.

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