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Posted 18 December 2007. PMN Crop News.

Syngenta to Market Axial XL Herbicide in the United States

Syngenta Crop Protection.

Greensboro, North Carolina (November 29, 2007)--The Environmental Protection Agency has granted registration for Axial® XL herbicide for use in spring wheat, winter wheat and barley. Available for the 2008 growing season, new Axial XL combines Axial and a spray adjuvant into one convenient formulation.


“Our goal is to provide growers with top-performing products that are also easy to use,” explained Shawn Potter, herbicide brand manager for Syngenta. “With Axial XL, growers are getting the same great mixed grass control, but without the hassle of having to mix multiple jugs. And the single use rate of 16.4 ounces per acre for all weeds makes determining rates much simpler.”

Like the original formulation, Axial XL provides the same excellent, broad-spectrum control of troublesome grass weeds, including yellow and green foxtails, Italian ryegrass, wild oat and Persian darnel. It also offers growers a wide application window on both crops and grass weeds with excellent crop safety in wheat and barley.

“New Axial XL herbicide combines performance and convenience into one product,” Potter said.

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2006 were approximately $8.1 billion. Syngenta employs around 21,000 people in over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at

Important: Always read and follow label directions when buying and using these products. Axial® XL and the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company.