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Corteva submits selective pasture herbicide to EPA

Company says its proposed ProClova herbicide controls broadleaf weeds while preserving white clover and annual lespedeza.

January 12, 2020

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ProClova before and after
Corteva says this before and after picture represents the effects of its new pasture herbicide, now pending registration.Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience says it has submitted for approval a new selective herbicide for broadleaf weed control on pastureland to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Pending EPA registration, Corteva says this herbicide called ProClova will provide cattle producers access to a broad-spectrum weed control product that preserves white clover and annual lespedeza.

 The company says multiple years of testing show ProClova provides exceptional, broad-spectrum control of important broadleaf species, including ironweed, cocklebur, wild carrot, buttercup, biennial thistles, ragweeds, plantain, wooly croton, poison hemlock and many others. Further, Corteva says ProClova will offer several other anticipated features:

  • Safe to desirable forage grasses.

  • Control a broad-spectrum of weeds in permanent grass pastures, rangeland, hayfields and Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres.

  • Provide an effective, broad-spectrum weed control option for situations such as flexibility in hay marketing and crop rotation, where a nonresidual option is desired.

  • No grazing or manure restrictions and only minimal haying restrictions after application.

Pending EPA registration, ProClova will be the only broad-spectrum herbicide that preserves white clover and annual lespedeza while still controlling broadleaf weeds, Corteva says. Agriscience expects this to be the fourth new product the company brings to the pasture market in three years.

In 2018 it introduced MezaVue herbicide as the new standard in pricklypear control, followed by LandVisor, a digital decision support tool, and then DuraCor herbicide, containing the first new active ingredient for pasture broadleaf weed control in more than a decade.

Source: Corteva Agricscience, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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