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News of agribusiness: Dow AgroSciences receives EPA registration for Quelex herbicide

Dow AgroSciences announces new herbicide Quelex is registered for broadleaf weed control in wheat

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Quelex herbicide from Dow AgroSciences for use in wheat. Quelex, according to Dow AgroSciences offers advanced broadleaf weed control, including resistant biotypes.

 “Quelex offers two modes of action and a new active ingredient, Arylex active, the first member of a new chemical family of Group 4 herbicides,” says Greg Webster, U.S. cereals herbicide product manager, Dow AgroSciences. “Arylex active will help wheat growers effectively manage ALS- and glyphosate-resistant weeds without compromising crop rotation flexibility.” 

Target broadleaf weeds include henbit, shepherdspurse, flixweed and other mustards. Quelex combines outstanding weed control with short-term residual activity that allows for more cropping options. “How you manage your crops can affect what goes into the ground next season,” says Chad Cummings, field scientist, Dow AgroSciences.

“With Quelex, growers can keep wheat fields clean while maintaining rotational freedom to capitalize on market opportunities or simply to break the wheat-on-wheat cycle.”

Quelex herbicide, with new Arylex active, is a low-use-rate herbicide. Growers can apply Quelex in fall or spring without concern that warm or cold temperatures will affect weed control. Quelex is tank-mix-compatible with other herbicides, such as PowerFlex HL herbicide, for cross-spectrum control and with UAN in cost-effective weed-and-feed programs.

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