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EPA approves updates for Laudis herbicide

The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved several label updates for Laudis herbicide from Bayer CropScience.

Label updates include:

  • In most situations, growers can now rotate to sugarbeets and certain dry beans 10 months after Laudis application. The previous rotation requirement was 18 months.

  • EPA approved the use of high surfactant oil concentrates (HSOC) with Laudis as alternatives to traditional MSO surfactants. The label update also includes guidelines for using HSOCs with glyphosate herbicides.

  • If growers need to make a second application of Laudis on field corn, white corn or popcorn, the applications can now be made seven days apart. The previous requirement was a 14-day waiting period.

Laudis was introduced in 2008 and has become a proven performer against grass and broadleaf weeds such as ragweeds, lambsquarters, velvetleaf, waterhemp and woolly cupgrass in corn fields.

The success of Laudis is due in part to its proprietary safener technology, meaning Laudis ensures crop safety while providing consistent weed control, according to Bayer.

“We heard a lot of positive feedback from growers and retailers that used Laudis in 2008,” said Jeff Springsteen, Bayer CropScience corn and soybean selective herbicides marketing manager. “While it was already easy to use, these label updates further increase the flexibility of Laudis in 2009.”

For more information about Laudis, growers can go to http://www.bayercropscienceus.com/products_and_seeds/herbicides/laudis.html. In addition, growers are encouraged to contact their local Bayer CropScience representatives or call (866) 992-2973.

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