Sunflower growers have come to trust the DuPont name because of the proven performance of DuPont™ Asana® XL insecticide. Now, the company has added two more products to help sunflower growers make the most from every acre they plant.
Asana® XL continues to combine advanced pyrethroid chemistry with a unique cottonseed oil formulation to deliver extended control of major sunflower
pests. As a result, Asana® XL:
- Controls sunflower insects on contact and by ingestion of sprayed foliage.
- Stops insect feeding almost immediately to help eliminate further crop damage.
- Resists photodegradation better than most pyrethroids.
- Resists wash-off after the spray deposit has dried.
- Offers a short re-entry interval so workers can return to fields 12 hours after application.
DuPont™ Assure® II herbicide controls a broad spectrum of annual and perennial grasses, including tough annual grasses such as foxtail, wild oats, volunteer cereals, volunteer corn and barnyardgrass. Better grass control means improved crop establishment, less competition and cleaner fields for improved quality and yield. Assure II:
- Delivers consistent performance on a wide spectrum of grassy weeds for a faster, easier harvest.
- Controls the most troublesome grasses that concern growers.
- Is rainfast after one hour.
DuPont™ Express® herbicide (with TotalSol® soluble granules) and the DuPont™ ExpressSun® trait system feature built-in tolerance to tribenuron methyl, the active ingredient in Express® herbicide (with TotalSol® soluble granules). Benefits of Express® herbicide and the ExpressSun® trait system include:
- The trait system is designed to maximize weed control in sunflower crops, thereby enhancing production and yield.
- The active ingredient in Express® has been used to control broadleaf weeds in wheat and barley for more than 14 years.
- TotalSol® soluble granules dissolve completely and is absorbed by weeds, resulting in more consistent control in a wide variety of environmental conditions.
- High-yielding, herbicide-tolerant sunflowers with the ExpressSun® trait were derived through traditional plant breeding methods and are non-GMO products.
- The system has demonstrated in-season control of Canada thistle, marshelder, tumble pigweed and many other annual broadleaf weeds in conventional, minimum-till or no-till sunflower production systems.
DuPont™ Asana® XL is a restricted use pesticide.