Crop Protection 2018: Find Some Protection for Your Crops with These New Products

No-tillers have additional crop protection options when it comes to herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and seed treatments for 2018.

Although herbicide-resistant weeds, and the chemicals used to fight them, have been making national headlines recently, no-tillers must continue their quest to protect crops and yields by making well-informed choices about products to apply.

Many companies released new herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and seed treatments in 2017 and are ready to roll out more options for 2018. These include products that address the continuing battle against herbicide-resistant weeds, insecticides that target corn rootworm and seed treatments for soybeans and cereal crops.

On the next few pages we’ve compiled many of the new products available for the upcoming growing season.



EPA registration for Authority Supreme herbicide from FMC is expected for soybeans, sunflowers and dry peas in time for the 2018 growing season.

Authority Supreme pre-emergence herbicide provides two effective modes of action to control the toughest resistant weeds in soybeans.

The combination of a PPO herbicide with the newest Class 15 molecule provides growers long-lasting residual control of waterhemp, Palmer pigweed, kochia and lambsquarters, as well as several grassy weeds.

This low-use-rate product will be available in an easy-to-use liquid formulation and large package size that can treat approximately 5,300 acres.


When tank-mixed with glyphosate and/or 2,4-D, Elevore from Dow AgroSciences can be applied up to 14 days before planting in corn and soybeans for thorough control of high-anxiety weeds, including marestail up to 8 inches tall.

Labeled for use prior to planting soybeans, corn and cotton, Elevore is now available for farmers to use in the 2018 spring burndown…

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Mark McNeely

Mark McNeely is the former managing editor of No-Till Farmer and Conservation Tillage Guide magazines. His previous experience includes 25 years in industrial engine journalism and marketing. Mark holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin.

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