New Rice Herbicide to be Unveiled at the 6th International Temperate Rice Conference

Dow AgroSciences, who brought Barnstorm™ herbicide to the Australian market in 2007 are currently developing a new active ingredient for the rice industry. Ubeniq™ herbicide with Rinskor™ active is expected to be launched in the 2018/19 rice season, but will be seen in trials and demonstrations throughout the current and upcoming seasons.

“Ubeniq herbicide will provide a unique mix of aquatic broadleaf, grass and sedge weed control in rice. For growers with herbicide resistance, Ubeniq will be a new tool to control ALS and glyphosate resistant weeds” advised Dow AgroSciences Research Leader, Mr Greg Wells.

“Rice growers will be able to select Ubeniq as the core of their weed management program with the option to tank-mix when needed to fit a field’s unique needs. With broad-spectrum weed control, and excellent crop safety, Ubeniq will prove to be an integral tool in Australia’s rice industry” added Mr Wells.

To mark this breakthrough in weed management in rice, Dow AgroSciences will be the Platinum Sponsor of the upcoming International Temperate Rice Conference. In its 6th year, the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation are bringing to Griffith NSW, a compilation of experts to advance research, technology and innovation in temperate rice production.

“We are delighted to have Dow AgroSciences as a partner for this global conference. As a leader in agricultural research and development, and with their new active ingredient for weed management in rice, it is a perfect match” confirmed Russell Ford, Manager of Rice Research Australia Pty Ltd and head of the ITR Conference organising committee; March 6-9 Griffith Exies Club with keynote speakers Dr Matthew Morell, Dr Steve Linscombe, Dr Russell Reinke and Professor Melissa Fitzgerald, as well as Mr Greg Wells from Dow AgroSciences.

For more information on the 6th International Temperate Rice Conference, please contact Natasha Moore on 02 6953 7382.