All the pieces are in place for the most technologically advanced dicamba formulation to control broadleaf weeds in dicamba-tolerant crops – all that is needed is federal approval.
“Engenia herbicide is just getting ready to be coming out from registration,” said BASF Manager of Technical Marketing Dr. Gary Fellows during an interview at Farm Progress Show last week. “I can’t give an exact date but we’re hearing a lot of positive things out of the EPA and we expect it soon.”
BASF has been doing a lot of work with Engenia since the company first started talking about it in 2012 and much of that has focused on proper stewardship and use of the product. That includes everything from determining how Engenia works with other herbicides to the best ways to apply it. Fellows says the product will include very specific instructions. “It will say specifically these are the two nozzles that are allowed to be used,” he said. “It will tell you what exactly you can put in your tank with Engenia to avoid changing the droplet spectrum.”
Learn more in this interview: Interview with Dr. Gary Fellows, BASF