BASF has launched Surtain herbicide. This new innovation combines two unique chemistries, Group 14 and 15 herbicides. “What really makes Surtain unique is the encapsulation technology,” explained BASF Technical Marketing Manager Dan Waldstein. “The liquid encapsulation process that is common for other herbicides on the market didn’t give us success in getting weed control and crop safety in corn so we went to a solid encapsulation.” This is a new patented propriety technology that allows the farmer to use Surtain as a pre and as an early post. “We’re looking at application through V3. We’ve seen particular success with Surtain on waterhemp, Palmer amaranth and Giant Ragweed, but we have control or suppression of 79 grass and broadleaf weeds.” This project has been under development for over ten years. Surtain is expected to be on the market in 2024. Field trials will be seen this summer. Listen to the full interview.
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