Cereals growers will have two new broadleaf herbicide options for 2017. DuPont Sentrallas and Travallas herbicides have received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Sentrallas and Travallas are broadleaf herbicides and offer tankmixing, application and recropping flexibility.
Each contains two modes of action for effective control of broadleaf weeds such as kochia (including ALS-resistant kochia), catchweed bedstraw, Russian thistle, pigweed species, lambsquarters and mustard species in the Northern Plains.
Growers in the Southern Plains can use Sentrallas to control kochia, henbit, wild buckwheat and mustard species, and to manage marestail.
The flexible application window of both herbicides allows growers to apply any time between the two-leaf and flag-leaf stages. Management of marestail requires adding MCPA or 2,4-D to the tankmix. When tank mixing Sentrallas and Travallas, refer to partner labels as this may limit application timing.
Sentrallas offers flexible recropping options, while Travallas contains three active ingredients for broad-spectrum broadleaf weed control on nonrotational acres.
Liquid formulations simplify handling and tank mixing. Sentrallas and Travallas are compatible with most common broadleaf and grass herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, liquid fertilizers and adjuvants. Extensive multistate trials with Sentrallas and Travallas have demonstrated an excellent crop safety profile, according to the company. “Cereal growers have struggled with the loss of yield due to hard-to-control broadleaf weeds. Weed populations are becoming resistant to traditional cereal herbicides, which limits options for effective control,” says James Hay, business director, North America, DuPont Crop Protection. “The addition of Sentrallas and Travallas to our cereals herbicide portfolio provides growers with advanced liquid herbicide technology that can be customized for their unique challenges. Multiple modes of action and flexible tankmix options make these herbicides powerful yield protectors against the most difficult weeds.”
Growers and applicators should review product labels for application rates and re-cropping intervals to determine the best herbicide programs for their crop protection needs.