New Salute™ herbicide for Clearfield® canola

CALGARY, AB – (March 6, 2014) – In-crop weed control for Clearfield canola just got better. New from Dow AgroSciences, Salute herbicide provides first-class weed control across a broad spectrum of grasses and annual and perennial broadleaf weeds.

“Growers have been asking for better control of perennial weeds in Clearfield canola,” states Lorne Thoen, Product Manager for Salute Herbicide. “A low infestation of 9 shoots per square meter of Canada thistle can reduce canola yields by 15%, and that could mean a big loss of $50 an acre or more.”

Salute brings farmers the convenience of complete weed control with one product. It provides season long control of Canada thistle, annual and perennial sow thistle, together with control of grassy weeds, wild buckwheat, cleavers, lamb’s quarters and others in Clearfield canola.

“In a single box, Salute offers growers ease of use and flexibility across a wide window of application on both crops and weeds. It’s a one pass, one purchase solution,” says Thoen. “No other product is necessary, even for troublesome perennial weeds in Clearfield canola.”

Salute can be applied from the two- to six- leaf stage of a Clearfield canola crop, prior to bud and flower formation. For most grassy weeds, Salute will be effective on grasses up to the six-true leaf stage with up to two tillers. For most broadleaf weeds, Salute can be applied up to the four-leaf stage effectively. For lamb’s quarters and wild buckwheat, Salute provides control up to six leaves. Salute also provides season long control of yield robbing perennial weeds, including Canada thistle and perennial sow thistle.

About Dow AgroSciences Canada

Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. brings innovation to life through people, chemistry and biotechnology in the areas of seed and crop production, and pest management. Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with commercial and research operations across Canada. Key research facilities include corn and soybean breeding in St. Marys and Blenheim, Ontario, cereals breeding in Nairn, Ontario, and a global canola research center in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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