May 2017


Strong launch continues for Vastlan™ specialty herbicide and Cleantraxx™ herbicide

In 2016, Dow AgroSciences launched two new IVM herbicide formulations: Vastlan™ specialty herbicide and Cleantraxx™ herbicide.

With strong demand, both quickly received registration for use across the country — with Vastlan currently registered for use in all states except California, Massachusetts and New York, and Cleantraxx currently registered for use in all states except Vermont.

“We were pleased to be able to bring two new solutions to market in 2016 and were excited about the strong demand and positive results we saw for both,” says Casey Onstot, IVM portfolio marketing leader, Dow AgroSciences. “With a year under our belts, we expect that demand will be even stronger in 2017.”

An enhanced version of an industry mainstay, Vastlan provides vegetation managers with a solid foundation for brush control programs while offering the flexibility to be utilized in a wide array of other applications. It exhibits no residual soil activity and the essentially nonvolatile nature means it can be used in nearly any situation calling for grass-safe brush and broadleaf control. And, Vastlan has a decreased signal word than “Danger” compared with older triclopyr formulations.

vastlan “Many vegetation managers have made the move from Garlon 3A to the improved formulation of Vastlan in their brush control programs,” Onstots says. “Besides the benefit of using less product, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback on the dramatically reduced odor of Vastlan.”

Cleantraxx_logoCleantraxx™ herbicide offers preemergence and early postemergence control of broadleaf weeds and annual grasses as well as certain woody brush seedlings. It is an excellent tankmix partner for total vegetation control treatments as well as for selective weeding within roadside applications.

“Cleantraxx is quickly gaining traction as a rotational tank-mix partner in total vegetation control programs and in many roadside programs,” Onstot says. “And we’re excited about the potential it’s shown in the California forestry market, and what that could mean for forestry markets across the country.”

For more information on Vastlan or Cleantraxx, or to find the most current listing of state registrations, please visit VegetationMgmt.com.