EPA Approves BASF Engenia

Cindy ZimmermanBASF, Weed control

basf-tn-cottonBASF announced this week that Engenia™ herbicide has received registration for use in the United States in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.

“Soybean and cotton growers now have a new tool at their disposal to manage glyphosate-resistant weeds,” said Neil Bentley, Director of Marketing, U.S. Crop, BASF. “Engenia herbicide is our most flexible and advanced dicamba for dicamba-tolerant crops. It’s a product that will help growers better manage weeds to get the most out of every acre.”

Engenia herbicide controls more than 200 broadleaf weeds, including glyphosate-resistant weeds, and will be available for use in the 2017 growing season. BASF has been preparing for registration of the unique product since 2012 when it was first revealed at Commodity Classic. BASF Technical Marketing Manager Chad Asmus gave us the most recent update last month at the NAFB Trade Talk. “Engenia herbicide is part of a complete weed management program that starts with a residual herbicide and utilizes multiple, effective sites of action to control even the toughest weeds,” Asmus says.

BASF continues to support growers through ongoing stewardship and education efforts, including on-target application and other technical support. Launched in 2012, the On Target Application Academy has provided stewardship training for more than 13,400 applicators across 31 states and an online version of OTAA will be made available by the end of this year.