BASF Launches New Pre-Plant Herbicide for Gly-Tolerant Soybeans

Farmers growing glyphosate-tolerant soybeans now have a new herbicide option in BASF Canada’s Optill product. 

Optill is a pre-plant soybean herbicide that offers a fast burn-down and residual weed control of grassy and broadleaf weeds. Pre-registration trial results for Optill showed a yield increase of two to three bushels per acre compared to using glyphosate alone, according to the company’s press release. 

Tank-mixed with glyphosate, Optill is a premix dry formulation of KIXOR and imazethapyr (Group 14 and Group 2) that uses multiple modes of action to control a broad spectrum of weeds in glyphosate-tolerant soybeans. When applied pre-plant, Optill is part of a two-pass program that provides a fast and complete burndown with early season residual control of later germinating weeds for four to six weeks, the company says. 

For more information, visit www.AgSolutions.ca.

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