Bayer has a broad portfolio to combat tough-to-control and resistant weeds*. A well-thought-out herbicide program, using multiple sites of action and nonchemical practices, should be implemented. Before applying any herbicide, please read the entire label for the best possible results and to confirm that the product is effective on the weeds you wish to control.
The following Bayer solutions are valuable tools to consider for your program.
Huskie® Complete herbicide** (2, 27, 6) is available to wheat growers in Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin and Wyoming. This all-in-one wheat herbicide is a combination of Huskie with ALS grass control and an HPPD-inhibitor chemistry previously not available for wheat. Together, these modes of action provide good control of green and yellow foxtail along with 50 grass and broadleaf weeds.
Bayer also offers Olympus® wheat herbicide to help keep fields clean from start to finish. Growers can use Olympus at burndown as a cost-effective, reliable solution to suppress brome grass in spring and winter wheat. The herbicide has residual activity to help fight weeds as they germinate. With excellent crop tolerance, Olympus allows for pre-plant, pre-emergence and postemergence application in spring wheat crops.
Because Bayer continuously provides growers with new solutions to weed management problems, the company recently introduced two new wheat herbicides.
The first is Wolverine® Advanced (1, 6, 27), which controls 69 grass and broadleaf weeds in wheat thanks to three modes of action in a single product. Wolverine Advanced provides the same unique broadleaf control found in Huskie with the addition of ACCase grass chemistry to control green and yellow foxtail and barnyardgrass. This wheat herbicide is an excellent tool to consider as a grass-chemistry rotation partner to manage weed resistance.
Wheat growers also have the option of a second new herbicide, Varro® (2), which controls grass weeds. It is available in Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and Wyoming. Varro controls green and yellow foxtail as well as barnyardgrass. Just as important, Varro provides excellent rotational flexibility and allows for a wide range of choices in broadleaf tankmix partners while enhancing the performance of these tankmixes.
To learn more about using herbicides with effective modes of action, refer to the Herbicide Resistance Management Guide. To explore the recommendations of Respect the Rotation™, the Bayer resistance management program, contact your local Bayer sales representative or talk to your regional agronomist.
* Not every product is suitable for every situation, nor registered in every state, and proper application techniques will enhance results.
** Huskie Complete is a Restricted Use Pesticide.