Dow AgroSciences to Launch New Burndown Herbicide

Wednesday, March, 2, 2016 8:00 AM EST

  • Pending regulatory approvals, Dow AgroSciences will launch Elevore™ herbicide, a new herbicide designed for use in burndown applications.
  • Elevore™ herbicide will contain a new, low-use-rate active ingredient from Dow AgroSciences that offers increased control of ALS- and glyphosate-resistant species.
  • Elevore™ herbicide will provide superior control of some of today’s most troublesome broadleaf weeds that are often present during burndown applications, including marestail up to 8 inches tall.

INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences plans to release Elevore™ herbicide, a new herbicide designed to elevate growers’ weed control programs. Registration for Elevore is expected in 2017.

Elevore will feature Arylex™ active, a new Group 4 growth regulator herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences, and is expected to be labeled for burndown applications in multiple crops, including soybeans and corn. When added to a burndown program, Elevore will offer thorough control of labeled broadleaf weeds, including glyphosate- and ALS-resistant weed species such as henbit, chickweed and marestail.

“Ultimately, if growers achieve good weed control with a burndown program, they will likely be set up for success for the entire season,” says Lindsey Hecht, soybean herbicides product manager, Dow AgroSciences. “Upon regulatory approval, this new herbicide will be an excellent fit in reduced and no-till production systems to control actively growing weed species and give growers peace of mind that they will plant into a clean field.”

The need for new weed control tools continues to increase as more weeds become increasingly difficult to control.

Research trials for Elevore have resulted in thorough, effective control of targeted high-anxiety weeds, including 8-inch-tall marestail. Marestail is believed to be the first glyphosate-resistant weed in the United States and continues to drive weed control decisions for many growers.

“Growers are seeking new, better ways to control marestail,” Hecht says. “We look forward to offering Elevore to mitigate the ever-growing threat of weed pressure and provide improved control of marestail.”

For more information about Elevore™ herbicide, please visit ElevoreHerbicide.com.

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Contact: 
Sarah Woodhurst
Bader Rutter
414-739-4616
swoodhurst@bader-rutter.com

Lindsey Hecht
Dow AgroSciences
317-337-5340
lmhecht@dow.com

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