Surtain herbicide, the first solid encapsulated premix formulated product on the market, has received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is now approved for use, subject to state approvals. Surtain herbicide’s innovative technology offers growers a wide application window ranging from pre-plant through early post-emergence with control or suppression of 79 key broadleaf and grass weeds.

Surtain herbicide is a first-of-its-kind offering in field corn, using the latest technology and innovations focusing on residual endurance to deliver application flexibility for post-emergence applications up to three weeks after planting. Strong residual control is key to managing today’s tough-to-control weeds, and Surtain herbicide features novel solid encapsulation technology and long-lasting residual capabilities.

“Every year growers spend millions of dollars to control weeds in corn fields due to increased herbicide resistance,” said Scott Kay, Vice President of U.S. Agricultural Solutions at BASF. “Surtain herbicide’s unique chemistry targets weeds at their most vulnerable state, providing excellent control of even the most troublesome weeds facing corn growers today.”

Surtain herbicide was developed for corn acres where troublesome weeds like Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, giant ragweed and grasses threaten crop revenue potential. It provides early season residual control of small- and large-seeded broadleaf weeds and grasses for up to eight weeks, providing growers with non-HPPD residual control and flexibility during the busy spring season.

Surtain also provides growers with a sustainable option, requiring fewer applications and reducing carbon emissions, and promotes tank-mix flexibility to ensure a custom fit for each field.

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