Recently, Syngenta Crop Protection hosted a plot tour near Mt Olive, North Carolina showing off results from their products for weed control in corn and soybeans. Ken Teeter, Technical Support Representative with Syngenta Crop Protection:
Here at your crop tour today, one of the things you’re really showing off is your Palmer pigweed resistance, and you all feel like you’ve come up with a combination.
“... for several years now, we’ve had Prefix, which is a pre-emergent material that can be used in soybeans, and the thing that I think is really generating a lot of interest and allowing us to use another AI that hasn’t been used in years is Boundry which is a combination of a dual and metrobusen, and in a pre-emergent situation it throws another alternative chemistry in there and allowing a grower to fight it.”
You’re showing that in both corn and soybeans, and you’re having good results in both.
“...Boundry is primarily for soybeans, but Sincore, the AI, the active ingredient, metrobusen, is labeled for corn as well. So, it can be used in corn, pre, and there are some growers that are using it in corn.”
You, of course have your Avicta product that is not labeled for soybeans, and you’re having good results with that, and you’re hoping for clearance this year.
“We’re anticipating registration for Avicta Complete for soybeans any day now. It’s labeled on corn currently, and on cotton, and everybody seems to be more excited about soybeans than anything, a total package, insect control, disease control, and nematode control. Believe me we’ll get word out as soon as it’s registered.”
With these hot, steamy days during ear formation on corn, you’re anticipating an abundance of aflatoxin later in the summer, and you’ve got something that you’re promoting for that as well.
“Yeah, this is the first year, really, that Syngenta has worked with this product, it’s been available for a number of years, but it’s Afla-Guard…the real opportunity is there, and what it is, it reduces the aflatoxin concentration in corn where corn is subject to stress, or whatever. It’s a granular material that needs to be applied by air, and we’ve seen some real good results with it, got a lot of trials out this year and actually some sales. So, we’re looking forward to that next year to enable a grower to reduce aflatoxin levels in corn when it is stressed during the season.”
Okay, Ken, you have the last word.
I guess one other thing that I didn’t mention as far as herbicides, our newest opportunity in corn, herbicide wise is Halex GT, we introduced that last year in this area and I had actually more unsolicited testimonials last fall from growers talking about how clean their corn was at the end of the year. That has built a lot of momentum and there’s a lot more growers using Halex this year, again that’s another new chemistry other than the Bicep, Atrex’s, Duals, and growers have been well pleased with it so far. That’s another one to look out for in the future.”
Ken Teeter, Technical Support Representative with Syngenta Crop Protection