RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) December 18, 2012
Today, Bayer CropScience announced that Alion® herbicide now has a supplemental label that allows for application of Alion on grapes in California. Alion is a long-lasting, pre-emergence herbicide used on grapes to control a wide range of grass and broadleaf weeds, such as marestail (Horseweed), that exhibit resistance to other herbicides.
Alion field trials across the United States show weed control lasting longer than six months in fields treated with just 5 oz/A of Alion herbicide, all without compromising crop safety. This effective weed control means Alion also helps eliminate the competition between vines and weeds for water and soil nutrients, ultimately protecting grape yield.
“Alion provides superior protection for high-value crops, such as grapes, and reduces the number of in-season sprays. It offers over six months of pre-emergence residual weed control, which is longer than the leading competitor’s products,” says Nevada Smith, Alion product manager. “Its longer-lasting control and low use rate allow growers to focus more on profitability and less on weeds.”
Smith further explained that the excellent environmental profile of Alion should be a great fit for California. Based on the low use rate of just ounces per acre, its chemical properties and research conducted during the development of Alion, there should be very little movement into the soil profile when used as directed.
The unique active ingredient in Alion is a cellulose-biosynthesis inhibitor (CBI), which is the most effective CBI herbicide discovered to date. There are no documented cases of resistance to its chemistry in the Un
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