AgTech: New Canopy Blend Herbicide for Soybean by Dupont

DuPont Canopy Blend herbicide has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in time for use during the 2016 crop season.

Canopy Blend combines two modes of action for effective burn down and residual control of difficult weeds before or at soybean planting. Effective in no-till and minimum-till production systems, Canopy Blend helps manage weeds that would compete with emerging soybean plants for better early stand development.

Formulated with proprietary DuPont extrusion/blending technology, Canopy Blend is a dry, flow able, dispersible granular herbicide that is easy to measure and pour, mix and store. It is available in a new 100-ounce (6.25-pound) jug.

Growers and applicators familiar with DuPont Canopy herbicide should review the Canopy Blend label for application rates and crop intervals, since application details for the two products are not identical.

“The innovative Canopy Blend formulation meets grower needs for effective control of challenging weeds, including glyphosate-tolerant Palmer pigweed and mares tail, while helping to avoid further resistance development,” said James Hay, business director, North America, DuPont Crop Protection. “And the easy-to-use formulation will save growers, retailers and applicators time and trouble as they address multiple crop production needs during the busy spring season. It’s another tool that will help achieve our combined goal of increasing production to feed the growing world population.”

This soybean burn down herbicide is the latest advancement from DuPont Crop Protection. “Canopy Blend recently introduced DuPont Afforia and Trivence herbicides to give U.S. soybean growers even more options to address changing weed-control needs on their farms,” added Hay. DuPont has been recognized with 19 Agrow Awards, including the Best R&D Pipeline Award in 2013 and 2014.

Canopy Blend herbicide is included in the TruChoice rewards program, which helps growers partner seed and crop protection products for the greatest agronomic and economic advantage.

Source : Dupont