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New fast-working pre-seed herbicide helps maximize canola yield and manage resistance

Command® Charge herbicide delivers fast control of emerged broadleaf weeds plus weeks of extended cleaver control

MISSISSAUGA, ON - January 28, 2020 - Newly registered Command® Charge herbicide delivers fast control of emerged broadleaf weeds and long-lasting control of flushing cleavers. With over 25 broadleaf weeds controlled, it is the most comprehensive broadleaf burnoff product available to canola growers.

Canola growers help maximize potential yield when they keep fields clean two weeks before, to one week after seeding. Research shows that where weed competition is significant, an early burnoff application can have a greater influence on crop yield than an early seeding date. The message to canola growers is two-fold: Get in early with a pre-seed application but do not miss controlling the next flush of prolific weeds such as cleavers. Command Charge herbicide covers both bases – early burnoff control and management of flushing cleavers.

“Command Charge is a powerful tool to manage weed resistance,” says Jordan Brisebois, FMC product manager. “It provides a very effective mode of action, and when tank mixed with glyphosate it offers three modes of action for resistance management.”

When tank mixed with glyphosate it is the only mix of Group 13 and Group 14 active ingredients on the market today. The Group 14 portion of Command Charge herbicide works alongside glyphosate and provides a second effective mode of action on the same target weeds during burnoff. The Group 13 portion then creates a barrier on the soil surface that provides a second round of unique activity on emerging cleavers. Both the Group 13 and Group 14 modes of action are working to control cleavers, reducing the opportunity for resistance to build.

“Command Charge herbicide allows canola growers to set themselves up for a successful crop by taking the pressure off the timing of an in-crop application,” says Brisebois. “It helps them maximize yield, battle weed resistance and ultimately, save money,”.

 

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