New Products

New Postemergence Herbicide

anthem flex chartFMC has expanded the label of Anthem Flex herbicide to include at-cracking and postemergence applications in peanuts. Anthem Flex herbicide provides long residual control of grasses and small-seeded broadleaf weeds with burndown activity on emerged broadleaf weeds. The active ingredients in Anthem Flex herbicide are pyroxasulfone (Group 15) and carfentrazone-ethyl (Group 14).

“FMC is pleased to provide peanut growers a new tool to help them better manage difficult weeds,” says Bruce Stripling, FMC regional technical service manager. “Anthem Flex herbicide offers control of pigweed species including ALS- and glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth. It also offers suppression of Texas panicum.”

Palmer amaranth and Texas panicum are highly competitive weeds peanut growers need to keep in check. A layered residual herbicide program is the best approach.

FMC Regional Technical Service Manager, Eric Castner, says, “With its low use rate, liquid formulation and long residual, Anthem Flex herbicide fits into existing sequential peanut herbicide programs and is an excellent tankmix partner with other postemergence peanut herbicides. The use of an adjuvant is recommended.

According to the label, the re-crop interval following use of Anthem Flex herbicide in peanuts at 3.5 fluid ounces per acre is two months for cotton and one month for wheat. Read the Anthem Flex herbicide label for specific application and rotation cropping instructions.

In addition to peanuts, Anthem Flex herbicide also received a label expansion for weed control in dry/field peas, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans and sunflowers, and it continues to be labeled for use in spring wheat, winter wheat, fallow, corn and cotton.

For more, visit www.fmc.com.

Syngenta Seeks Packaging Innovations

To improve sustainability across its supply chain, Syngenta recently announced a $2 billion investment. Part of this will go toward packaging innovations.

“Things like reducing the weight of plastic containers, moving plastics and products in bulk, and cutting the thickness of our label paper all contribute to making our operations more sustainable,” says Gabriel Oxby, Syngenta formulation and packaging group leader.

The company hopes these and other sustainability efforts will help it meet a target to reduce by 50% the carbon intensity of its operations and supply chain by 2030.

Syngenta is also testing technologies like slow-motion cameras to enhance the analysis of test results. The cameras use a machine learning program, which improves accuracy when checking package labels for errors.

“From lab to field, we help make sure our products arrive to customers intact and on time, ready to go to work,” says Oxby.

For more information, visit www.syngentathrive.com.