During the 2014 Farm Progress Show, Bayer CropScience announced plans to release a new broadleaf corn herbicide, DiFlexx™ in 2015, pending regulatory approvals.
DiFlexx will offer growers flexibility for a broad range of application while also fitting a variety of soil and weather conditions. “Once commercialized, DiFlexx will offer growers the option to use an effective broadleaf herbicide from pre-plant burndown through post-emergence, improve overall plant health and ultimately increase yields,” said Jeff Springsteen, Bayer CropScience US Product Manager. When applied postemergence, Springsteen says DiFlexx can be tank mixed with other postemergence herbicides, such as Capreno® or Laudis®.
DiFlexx is a blend of dicamba and Crop Safety Innovation (CSI™) Safener technology, which enables corn plants to better withstand herbicidal activity, for excellent crop safety. With a liquid formulation, DiFlexx will have a wide window of application from burndown to V10. More importantly, DiFlexx will effectively target tough weeds like Palmer amaranth, lambsquarters and waterhemp while also targeting more than 100 annual and perennial weeds, including those resistant to glyphosate-, PPO-, and ALS-based herbicides.
Listen to Jeff explain more here: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/farm-progress/fps14-bayer-springsteen.MP3″ text=”Interview with Jeff Springsteen, Bayer CropScience”]