Treevix® herbicide registered for additional applications

December 11, 2012

Tree nut growers can now apply a higher rate of Treevix herbicide per season

SACRAMENTO, CA, December 11, 2012 -- Today at the Almond Conference, BASF announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration of an amended Treevix® herbicide label for tree nuts. The amended label allows growers to utilize an additional dormant period application, giving them four opportunities throughout the season to apply Treevix herbicide to control tough broadleaf weeds.

Since its launch in 2009, Treevix herbicide has provided tree nut growers with fast, effective broadleaf weed control resulting in clean, clear orchards. Increasing the number of seasonal applications from three to four provides more flexibility and control for tree nut growers. The amended label is pending the California Department of Pesticide Regulation review and approval.

Treevix herbicide has always offered growers flexible application timing to control weeds,” said Douglas Haller, Treevix Product Manager, BASF. “The updated label will provide growers an opportunity to increase their seasonal applications, allowing up to four highly effective treatments for control of the toughest weeds.”

Treevix herbicide is powered by Kixor® herbicide technology and was designed for directed, postemergence applications in tree nuts. The unique chemistry provides foliar and soil activity to battle today’s toughest weeds.

Treevix herbicide has excellent tree safety and is able to control over 60 broadleaf weeds including fleabane, marestail, willowherb, ragweed, pigweed and more,” said Daniel Waldstein, Ph.D., Technical Service Representative, BASF. “This offers growers a useful tool to protect their orchards.”

In addition to tree nuts, Treevix herbicide can also be applied to citrus and pome fruit crops, providing effective control on the toughest weeds. For more information on Treevix herbicide, visit the Treevix herbicide training module.

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