Want to try something new to burndown weeds before you plant cereals? Nufarm just registered GlyKamba herbicide, a premix of glyphosate and dicamba (hence the clever name). GlyKamba can be used in summerfallow or before planting wheat, barley, oats, or field corn. There is a pretty impressive list of weeds on the label, but if… Read More

Priaxor DS from BASF is now registered to provide chickpea, lentil and field pea growers in Western Canada with a pretty good looking fungicide option. Priaxor is actually a combination of two fungicides from different chemical groups (7 & 11). Most notably, it contains the new active ingredient Xemium (fluxapyroxad) which is absorbed into the… Read More

A young Saskatoon company has received a Canadian registration for Mustgrow Crop Bio-fumigant, a new bio-fungicide made from Canadian mustard seed. While the pesticidal properties of mustard have been known for decades, its use as a commercial pesticide has been limited due to the low and variable concentration of active ingredient in mustard seeds and… Read More

After a chemical manufacturer discovers a new crop protection chemical family, the normal response within the industry is to focus research on better versions of the same chemistry. This typically results in several new brands being launched, each claiming to be slightly better than the last. This seems to be the case with DuPont’s new… Read More

Not every new product that hits the market is a major innovation. Many are just tweaks on existing products to try to add a bit of extra convenience or a slight change in formulation. Sometimes though, these little tweaks really make a difference. BASF’s new Cabrio Plus fungicide falls into this latter category. Cabrio Plus… Read More

With the details of the pending acquisition of Viterra in the news almost every day, it is easy to forget that the day-to-day business must go on, and Viterra is doing just that. In fact, it is still developing and registering new herbicides, with the latest being Momentum. Momentum, which contains two the respected active… Read More

One of the biggest concerns about disease control is the development of resistance to commonly used fungicides. Fortunately though, the major pesticide companies are still devoted to dealing with this issue and are launching new products. There are typically two approaches to developing new fungicides which stave off resistance. One method of course is to… Read More

In the last month a lot of new generic herbicides and fungicides have been registered, bringing the number to well over 300. This can become very confusing for both farmers and dealers who struggle to stay abreast of the fancy brand names and what’s in them. No-doubt, some of you might be questioning the need… Read More

So, what’s new for wild oat and millet control in wheat? Not too much actually. Sure, there have been several new names launched during the last couple years; names like Wildcat, Axial, Nufarm Clodinafop, Tundra, Slam’R, and Hellcat. Each of these will do a great job at controlling your annual grasses when sprayed at the… Read More

European corn borer, corn earworm, and western bean cutworm beware. There’s a new kid in town that packs quite a punch. It’s called Voliam Xpress and has been recently registered by Syngenta for use on all types of corn. Voliam Express is a pre-mix of two powerful insecticides with proven effectiveness against European corn borer,… Read More

Spring wheat and barley growers, especially those in the black soil zones, may appreciate a new Axial brand from Syngenta. Axial Xtreme combines the broad-spectrum annual grass control of Axial Herbicide with the broadleaf herbicide fluroxypyr. Axial should deliver a high level of control of common annual grasses such as wild oats, green and yellow… Read More

The major chemical companies have been busy creating new fungicides to help growers control diseases in their major crops.  Here’s a peek at a couple of the more interesting ones. BASF recently introduced Twinline Fungicide for broad-spectrum disease control in wheat, oats and barley. As the name implies, Twinline contains two popular fungicide modes of… Read More