TAMPA, Fla. — HELM Agro US, Inc. has added Zone Elite to the company’s ‘ZONE’ herbicide family for U.S. soybean growers.
Zone Elite is a pre-emergence herbicide for broad-spectrum weed control with an application window from 30+ days preplant up to three days after planting. Controlling the toughest grasses and small-seeded broadleaves, Zone Elite delivers outstanding efficacy on more than 45 different weed species.
“For growers battling resistance, Zone Elite is an ideal weed control solution,” says Jan Stechmann, President of HELM Agro US. “With two modes of action plus 45 to 60 days of residual activity, Zone Elite keeps early season soybean fields clean for longer periods – allowing more flexibility for post-emergent applications.”
A proven weed control tool for waterhemp, foxtail and Amaranthus pressure regions, Stechmann says Zone Elite will be available in 2019 for soybean growers in the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-South, as well as North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. 
Top Quality Performer
With a best-in-class oil dispersion formulation, Zone Elite contains Group 14 and 15 herbicides consisting of 0.7 pounds of sulfentrazone and 6.3 pounds of metolachlor per gallon of active ingredients.
Labeled for ‘pre’ application in all soybeans, traited and conventional, Zone Elite is also approved for use in dry shelled peas. Zone Elite is tank mix compatible with fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides and adjuvants, and packaged in 2 x 2.5-gallon cases. 
Zone Elite application rates for soybeans are determined according to soil texture and percentage of organic matter on a per field basis, ranging from 19.0 to 38.7 ounces per acre.
ZONE Brand of Herbicides
Zone Elite is the latest product under the ‘ZONE’ brand of herbicides, now available from HELM.
Included in the lineup with Zone Elite are: Zone Assist herbicide, a premix formulation of sulfentrazone and imazethapyr; and Zone herbicide, a premix formulation of sulfentrazone and chlorimuron.
All three products offer equivalent performance at a cost competitive price to leading marketplace brands, and are highly recommended for 2019 herbicide resistance weed management programs.