Farmers will have an additional herbicide option in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton in 2017. BASF’s Engenia herbicide recently received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency.
BASF has a long history with dicamba products, having commercialized older formulations Banvel and Clarity, and is confident in the newest formulation.
The company says Engenia reduces drift by 70% compared to Clarity—with a greater reduction when compared to Banvel. It’s still important to read and follow label directions to reduce risk of off-target movement.
“Soybean and cotton growers now have a new tool at their disposal to manage glyphosate-resistant weeds,” said Neil Bentley, director of marketing, U.S. Crop, BASF. The new tool uses a BAPMA salt.
BASF offers the following recommendations for ground sprayers:
- Nozzle Size: TTI11004
- Spray Volume: greater than 10 GPA
- Boom Height: less than 24" above target
- Equipment Ground Speed: less than 15 mph
- Wind Speed: less than 3 mph, don't spray during temperature inversions; from 10 to 15 mph don't spray if wind is blowing toward neighboring sensitive non-specialty crop; don't spray over 15 mph