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New herbicide now available for tough weeds in soybeans

New herbicide now available for tough weeds in soybeans
Zidua PRO from BASF was approved by EPA earlier this year and is now available for sale.

If weed pressure in your soybean fields in 2016 left you with a sense of despair, you will be relieved to know that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration earlier this year means a new tool to control weeds, BASF’s Zidua PRO herbicide, is now on the market and available for purchase.

Ziduo PRO (premium residual option) herbicide is a new broad-spectrum product with powerful burndown and residual control that helps growers address the issue of weed resistance.

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“Zidua PRO herbicide combines three sites of action for consistent control of tough weeds with built-in resistance management,” says Daniel Waldstein, technical marketing manager, BASF. “As a contact burndown and residual preemergent, Zidua PRO herbicide helps growers keep fields clean from contact to canopy.”

Zidua PRO herbicide helps provide residual control up to 14 days longer than competitive group 15 herbicides when applied at full rate. Longer residual control means more time to make postemergent applications, helping growers spray when weeds are less than 4 inches tall.

Zidua PRO herbicide enters the market during a critical time for soybean growers. With site-of-action resistance on the rise, a comprehensive approach to weed management offers the best solution to the agriculture community. Zidua PRO herbicide pairs with postemergent herbicides containing additional sites of action to effectively control otherwise detrimental weeds and protect against resistance.

Currently pending U.S. EPA registration, BASF’s Engenia herbicide is a complementary innovation — and the most flexible and advanced formulation of dicamba from BASF for use in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.

“The preemergent residual component of Zidua PRO herbicide provides an effective starting point for season-long control of weeds like Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and marestail,” says Waldstein. “Following up postemergence with the optimum program, which includes Engenia herbicide after registration, will bring total sites of action up to five. This will help sustain these new chemistries for future generations.”

Zidua PRO herbicide is offered in a single, premix formulation, making handling easier and reducing inventory needs for retailers and growers. It also offers greater planting flexibility, with a zero-day planting interval on most soil types. The product label contains details on each soil type.

For more information about Zidua PRO herbicide, visit

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Source: BASF

TAGS: Crops Soybeans
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