Bayer CropScience’s cereal broadleaf herbicide Infinity has been approved for a tank mix with Nufarm’s wild oat herbicide Assert.
“Barley growers across Western Canada, and in particular the Highway 2 Alberta corridor, now have an excellent tank mix option for grass and broadleaf weed control with the new Infinity and Assert tank mix registration,” Grant Deveson, a commercial manager with Nufarm in Calgary, said in a release Monday.
Assert, a Group 2 imazamethabenz herbicide brand which Nufarm bought from BASF in 2005, is commonly used for wild oat control in wheat and barley. Nufarm bills the product as the only Group 2 registered for use in barley.
Bayer launched Infinity, a Group 27 pyrasulfotole herbicide, for the 2008 growing season, billing it as the first new mode of action in the cereal broadleaf herbicide market in over 20 years.
The product is registered for use in wheat, durum and barley crops as a broad-spectrum herbicide to control broadleaf weeds such as kochia, wild buckwheat and cleavers.