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Posted 24 March 2003. PMN Crop News.

EPA Registers Expert™ Herbicide for Corn,
Grain Sorghum

Syngenta Crop Protection.

Greensboro, NC (March 24, 2003) - Growers seeking burndown plus season-long weed control in corn and grain sorghum will soon have a new tool in their arsenal. Expert™ is an easy to use, all-in-one burndown herbicide with season-long residual control of both grass and broadleaf weeds, for corn and grain sorghum production. The new herbicide product from Syngenta Crop Protection is ideal for no-till and reduced tillage crop production systems.

Expert is a pre-mix combination herbicide containing 2.14 lb atrazine, 1.74 lb S-metolachlor, and 1 lb glyphosate per gallon. To ensure a high level of crop safety in corn, the innovative formulation also includes benoxacor. Expert herbicide may be applied up to 30 days prior to, during, or after planting all types of corn or grain sorghum grown under no-tillage or other reduced tillage practices. Expert must be applied prior to emergence of sorghum or corn that is not Roundup Ready®.

Recommended application rates for the product range from 2.5 to 3.75 quarts per acre.

"Syngenta is excited to offer this new convenient all-in one herbicide to our no-till and conservation tillage customers," said Bill Beutke, brand manager for Expert. "Growers will now be able to save time and obtain burndown plus season-long grass and broadleaf weed control in a single pass without tankmixing."

Expert has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be submitted for state registrations to allow use in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri.