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DuPont to Offer Four New Pasture Herbicides

Company makes new commitment to range and pasture management.

DuPont is making a major new commitment to range and pasture and will be introducing four new products in the next year or two.

This follows recent introduction of Pastora herbicide and the Cimarron line of pasture herbicides.

Roxanne Gutschenritter says she is currently putting together a team of range and pasture specialists who will be spread across the U.S. and will be available to help customers with management and with use of the new products. Gutschenritter is manager of DuPont's range and pasture division for field testing and development.

Gutschenritter says activity of the four new products will be well distributed across U.S. geography and ecotypes.

  • One new product will focus on the West and the problem plants and invasive species, including such plants as leafy spurge.
  • One new product will focus on the Southern Plains and will offer control of mesquite and several other plants.
  • One new product will focus on problem plants on introduced-species pastures.
  • One product will offer generally good control on a range of broadleaf plants, including some real troublemakers like serecia lespedeza and multiflora rose.

A 2009 release from DuPont Crop Protection said the company has applied for registration with EPA for a new family of herbicides – all based on a new active ingredient known as aminocyclopyrachlor.

Similar products using various formulations with aminocyclopyrachlor have been successful in other land management applications for several years now.

Gutschenritter says these new products will be specially formulated for pasture and range, however.

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