DuPont Crop Protection has received a new label for its pasture herbicide Velpar which brings its grazing restriction from 60 days to zero.
This should be especially good news for pasture managers in the southeastern United States where Velpar is the only really effective herbicide for control of smutgrass, says Craig Alford, range and pasture portfolio manager for DuPont.
Under the old, long grazing restriction, Alford says, pasture managers often would wait until smutgrass was really bad before they treated pastures. The result was damage to pastures was increased and the good forage took longer to rejuvenate.
The restriction for haying after a Velpar application was reduced to 38 days.
Velpar also controls little barley, barnyardgrass, dogfennel, fescue, lespedeza, maypop (passionflower), oxalis, pepperweed and pigweed.