Feb. 12, 2024
Source: BASF news release
Research Triangle Park, NC -- Surtain herbicide, the first solid encapsulated premix formulated product on the market, has received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is now approved for use, subject to state approvals. Surtain herbicide's innovative technology offers growers a wide application window ranging from pre-plant through early post-emergence with control or suppression of 79 key broadleaf and grass weeds.
Surtain herbicide is a first-of-its-kind offering in field corn, using the latest technology and innovations focusing on residual endurance to deliver application flexibility for post-emergence applications up to three weeks after planting. Strong residual control is key to managing today's tough-to-control weeds, and Surtain herbicide features novel solid encapsulation technology and long-lasting residual capabilities.
"Every year growers spend millions of dollars to control weeds in corn fields due to increased herbicide resistance," said Scott Kay, Vice President of U.S. Agricultural Solutions at BASF. "Surtain herbicide's unique chemistry targets weeds at their most vulnerable state, providing excellent control of even the most troublesome weeds facing corn growers today."
Surtain herbicide was developed for corn acres where troublesome weeds like Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, giant ragweed and grasses threaten crop revenue potential. It provides early-season residual control of small- and large-seeded broadleaf weeds and grasses for up to eight weeks, providing growers with non-HPPD residual control and flexibility during the busy spring season.
Surtain also provides growers with a sustainable option, requiring fewer applications and reducing carbon emissions, and promotes tank-mix flexibility to ensure a custom fit for each field. Surtain is the next generation of BASF herbicides, helping growers doing the Biggest Job on Earth.
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About BASF's Agricultural Solutions division
Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population while reducing environmental impacts. Working with partners and agricultural experts and by integrating sustainability criteria into all business decisions, we help farmers to create a positive impact on sustainable agriculture. That's why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline, connecting innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our portfolio comprises seeds and specifically selected plant traits, chemical and biological crop protection, solutions for soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we strive to find the right balance for success - for farmers, agriculture and future generations. In 2022, our division generated sales of €10.3 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America and had sales of $25.7 billion in 2022. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.com/us.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €87.3 billion in 2022. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States. Further information at www.basf.com.