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Command 360 ME for weed control


April 21, 2010
By Fruit & Vegetable

April 21, 2010,
Dorchester, Ont – Growers of field cucumbers, melons, squash and sweet potatoes
have a new weed control option with the registration of Command® 360
ME herbicide by FMC Corporation.



April 21, 2010,
Dorchester, Ont – Growers of field cucumbers, melons, squash and sweet potatoes
have a new weed control option with the registration of Command® 360
ME herbicide by FMC Corporation.

A Group 13
herbicide, the active ingredient in Command 360 ME is clomazone, which works by
inhibiting the synthesis of carotenoid and chlorophyll pigments in plants.

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Command 360 ME
controls a number of key broadleaf and grassy weeds including Velvetleaf,
Lamb’s-quarters (including triazine tolerant biotypes), Eastern Black
Nightshade, Barnyard Grass and Green Foxtail. It also provides suppression of
Pigweed and Common Ragweed. Users of Command 360 ME should consult the product
label for crop specific use directions and weed control information.

“For most crops,
the use rate for Command 360 ME is soil dependent,” says Janet Porchak,
national marketing and communications manager for UAP Canada, the distributor
of Command 360 ME within Canada. Porchak says that lower rates are specified
for use in lighter soils and higher rates in heavier soils. Command 360 ME
should be used as a pre-emergent soil applied treatment for control of annual
grass and broadleaf weeds. It is also approved as a pre-emerge tank mix partner
on soybeans with a number of other herbicides that are identified on the
product label.

Command 360 ME has
a 12-month cropping interval for soybeans, corn, dry beans, peas, peppers,
broccoli, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, squash, potatoes and spring canola and
16 months for all other crops.

Command 360 ME is
available from UAP Canada in cases containing two 9.46 litre jugs.