The EPA recently registered BASF’s Varisto herbicide for use in clover grown for seed, as well as dry beans, dry peas, English peas, lima beans (succulent), snap beans and soybeans. The new herbicide helps maximize yield potential by delivering a wide spectrum of broadleaf and grass weed control.

“Varisto herbicide offers multiple sites of action for excellent weed control and resistance management in a convenient pre-mix formulation with low crop response,” said Christa Ellers-Kirk, Technical Market Manager, BASF. “The introduction of Varisto herbicide to the market gives growers best-in-class weed control.”

A 2013 University of Idaho research trial showed that Varisto herbicide was 98% effective in controlling hairy nightshade, 96% effective in controlling redroot pigweed, 90% effective in controlling common lambs’s quarters and 84% effective in controlling green foxtail. Results were measured 29 days after treatment.

In that same research trial, a post-emergence application of Varisto herbicide preceded by a pre-emergence application of Outlook herbicide was 99% effective in controlling hairy nightshade and redroot pigweed, and 98% effective in controlling green foxtail and common lamb’s quarters.

For the best results, use as part of a comprehensive weed management program that includes Prowl herbicide or Outlook herbicide applied at pre-emergence timing, followed by Varisto herbicide applied at post-emergence timing.

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