Pursuit-Like Herbicide Picks Up Registration

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Ag chem firm MANA Canada has been granted registration for its off-patent version of BASF’s Group 2 herbicide Pursuit, to be available for the 2011 growing season.

MANA, the Canadian arm of Israeli chemical company Makhteshim Agan, will sell its imazethapyr herbicide under the brand name Phantom.

Among crops grown in Eastern Canada, Phantom is registered for use in soybeans, processing peas, snow peas, six kinds of dry common beans (black, Dutch brown, kidney, white, yellow eye and cranberry beans), adzuki beans and snap beans.

Phantom is also registered for use in lima bean crops, but in Ontario only.

In Western Canada, the product is registered for use in field pea crops up until the sixth trifoliate leaf stage.

In both Eastern and Western Canada, the product can also be used for weed control in pure stand alfalfa in the year of establishment, on stands that are to remain for three or more years.

A non-ionic surfactant containing “at least 80 per cent active ingredient” such as Ag-Surf or Agral must be added to the spray solution, the company said. Also, the company noted, Phantom is only registered for ground use and is not to be applied by air.

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