Bayer is seeking EPA approval for a new herbicide to tackle waterhemp and Palmer amaranth. Diflufenican has been used for years in Europe, but it would be a new active ingredient for use on corn and soybeans in North America. Bayer Product Manager Frank Ritteman said is committed to research and development. “We also look into our existing arsenal to see if there is something that may not have been a fit years ago, but, now with a changing environment would work well. That’s how we came across Diflufenican with its great pigweed activity.” Bayer expects this product to be available to U.S. growers by the middle of this decade. The herbicide will be introduced under the brand name Convintro.
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