TAMPA, Fla. – HELM Agro US, Inc. announced the launch of four new crop protection products in the first quarter of 2018.
In total, HELM now has 19 crop protection products in its U.S. portfolio for the row crop, specialty crop and horticultural markets.
“The rapid expansion of our portfolio has a lot to do with the organization’s commitment to global research and new product development,” says Troy Bettner, Marketing and Business Development Leader for the company.
New HELM Offerings
ARGOS ULTRA herbicide is a co-formulation of metolachlor and mesotrione, two active ingredients known for weed control and long-lasting residual. Approved on field corn, sweet corn, yellow popcorn and grain sorghum, Argos Ultra combats hard to manage grasses and small-seeded broadleaf weeds. It also defeats weed biotypes resistant to glyphosate, ALS-inhibiting, PPO and triazine herbicides.
Argos Ultra has a formulation that is tank-mix compatible with glyphosate. Bettner adds that the product is an ideal fit in geographic areas where atrazine use is limited.
Argos Ultra contains 3.76 pounds of metolachlor and 0.33 pounds of mesotrione per gallon, and is available in 2 x 2.5-gallon cases.
QUIZ herbicide is a single-pass tool for controlling annual and perennial grasses on soybeans, cotton, canola, dry beans, sugar beets, sunflowers and other crops, plus non-crop areas. “With its rate ranges and tank mix options, Quiz herbicide has crop safety features and a wide application window,” Bettner says.
As a bonus to soybean growers, Bettner says the product will control volunteer corn in glyphosate-tolerant soybeans. Quiz herbicide is available in 2 x 2.5-gallon cases and contains 0.88 pounds of the active ingredient, quizalofop-P-ethyl, per gallon.
HELM has also previously announced the HELMET and HELMET SPC herbicides. The metolachlor offerings are intended for grass and small-seeded broadleaf control in corn, cotton, sorghum, potatoes, soybeans, tomatoes and other crops.
Available in emulsifiable concentrate formulations, Helmet and Helmet SPC can be applied alone or in a planned two-pass program.
Helmet herbicide contains 7.8 pounds of metolachlor plus benoxacor safener per gallon. Helmet SPC herbicide contains 8 pounds of metolachlor without safener per gallon. Both products are packaged in 2 x 2.5-gallon cases and 270-gallon totes.
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