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New Komodo herbicide released


November 28, 2019
By Top Crop Manager

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The Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency approved the registration of UPL AgroSolutions’s Komodo herbicide, a Group 15 herbicide that can provide selective early season weed control in corn, soybeans, dry beans and a wide variety of horticulture crops.

Komodo is the first alternative S-metolachlor product marketed in Canada that includes benoxacor safener, according to UPL, which provides targeted weed control solutions with improved safety and efficacy on a wider number of crops. Benoxacer is a a herbicide safener used to increase the tolerance of maize to the metolachlor herbicide. There are other herbicide safeners on the market including dichlormid, furilazole, and isoxadifen, but benoxacer is one of the most common.

Komodo is also one of the first products to support the relaunch of UPL’s soybean solution portfolio in Eastern Canada.

According to UPL, the addition of benoxacor safener improves the product’s safety and efficacy in both pre- and post-emergent applications.