Surveil Herbicide Approved for Soybean Growers

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Dow AgroSciences, Herbicides, Soybeans

dowThe EPA has approved a new pre emergence, residual herbicide from Dow AgroSciences, available for the 2016 growing season.  The new herbicide combines two active ingredients in one convenient premix.  It offers easy mixing and handling and proven weed control designed to battle hard-to-control broadleaf weeds.

“This new formulation is the first to offer growers the convenience of having the active ingredients flumioxazin and cloransulam-methyl together in one easy-to-use premix,” says Melissa Olds, formulation chemist for Dow AgroSciences. “This product was developed so that it would be easy for growers to use. You’ll find Surveil offers excellent handling properties, such as dispersing quickly when added to water.”

dow2The product has been tested by growers and agronomists across the country.

“Surveil is very convenient to mix,” says agronomist Nick Smeby from CHS Prairie Lakes Co-Op in Long Prairie, Minnesota. “This year, Surveil comes premixed and so the applicators really appreciate the simplicity of it.”

Surveil herbicide can be applied from preplant up to three days after planting, before emergence. The two modes of action deliver proven, residual performance to help growers tackle herbicide resistance issues and hard-to-control weeds such as marestail, Palmer amaranth, and giant and common ragweed.

“It looks great,” Smeby says. “Where we applied Surveil, the difference is just phenomenal.”

Dow AgroSciences offers a strong lineup of soybean herbicides to keep fields clean. The portfolio currently includes Sonic® herbicide, FirstRate® herbicide and Surveil® herbicide.