Velocity m3


The One Solution

Velocity m3 herbicide is a powerful all-in-one solution for both grassy and broadleaf weed control. What makes Velocity m3 “The One Solution”? It combines three active ingredients – thiencarbazone-methyl (Group 2), pyrasulfotole (Group 27), and bromoxynil (Group 6) – which together provide growers with exceptional broad-spectrum grassy and broadleaf weed control. Velocity m3 also gives you effective resistance management against Group 1-resistant wild oats and foxtail, and Group 2 and Group 9 -resistant broadleaf weeds in spring, durum and winter wheat.

Velocity is a pre-mixed solution - giving you superior control of your toughest grass and broadleaf weeds with less stress. It’s an exceptional resistance management tool that delivers top-notch crop safety and re-cropping flexibility. What’s more? It’s registered for ground and aerial application – so you can attack those tough weeds from both ground and air.

Velocity m3 – The One solution
Broadleaf Control+Grassy Weed Control
The Only Group 27 (Pyrasulfotole) Trusted Group 6 (Bromoxynil) Powerful Group 2 (Thiencarbazone- Methyl)
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Active Ingredients

Pyrasulfotole – Group 27
Thiencarbazone-methyl – Group 2
Bromoxynil – Group 6

Velocity m3 vs the Competition

Velocity M3 VS. Competition: Wild Oat Control

See how Velocity M3 stacks up VS the competition.

Velocity m3’s all-in-one formulation gives you consistent and powerful control over both grass and broadleaf weeds.

Grass Weeds

  Velocity m3 Simplicity + ¾ Attain Everest + Stellar Tandem Everest + Frontline Simplicity + MCPA Ester
Wild oats VG VG VG VG VG VG
Green foxtail G F VG F VG F
Persian darnel F          


Broadleaf Weeds

  Velocity m3 Simplicity + ¾ Attain Everest + Stellar Tandem Everest + Frontline Simplicity + MCPA Ester
Canada thistle F       F  
Cleavers VG E* E* E* E* E*
Dandelion F       F  
Kochia VG VG VG G    
Lamb’s-quarters E E E   VG E
Wild buckwheat E E E F G VG

  Velocity m3 has the advantage over the competitor
  Velocity m3 and the competitor are similar
  Velocity m3 has a disadvantage to the competitor

Control Rating: E = Excellent (100-96% control); VG = Very Good (94-90% control); G = Good (89-85% control); F = Fair (84-65% control); P = Poor (<65% control); blank = not a labelled weed

*Rating is not applicable if Group 2-resistant weeds are present.

New Weed Registration for Velocity m3

Velocity m3 is available to take down even more weeds with these NEW weed registrations:

Broadleaf Weeds Velocity m3 Velocity m3 + AMS Velocity m3 + AMS
+ 2,4-D or MCPA
Canada Fleabane
(Spring Seedlings)
Giant Ragweed  
Narrow-Leaved Hawk's Beard
(Up to 10 cm and prior to bolting)
VG VG E (2,4-D)
  VG (2,4-D)

†Velocity m3 + AMS for use on spring and winter wheat only.


Weed Control

100 – 95%
Very Good
94 – 90%
89 – 85%
≤ 84%
Not Registered


Weeds Controlled

Grass Weeds
Barnyard grass
Green foxtail
Wild oats
Volunteer Canary Seed

Broadleaf Weeds
Annual sow thistle
Canada Fleabane (AMS)
Common ragweed
Giant Ragweed (suppression, AMS)
Narrow-leaved hawk’s beard
Pale smartweed
Redroot pigweed
Round-leaved mallow
Russian thistle
Shepherd's purse
Spreading atriplex (suppression)
Stork’s-bill (2,4-D)
Volunteer canola
Wild buckwheat
Wild mustard

Weeds Suppressed

Province of Registration

British Columbia

Approved Tank Mixes

  • 2,4-D Ester1
  • AMS2 (spring wheat only)
  • Decis® (durum or spring wheat)
  • MCPA Ester1
  • Tilt® (spring wheat only)

Get the Max from your Tank Mix

For a complete list of off-label tank mixes supported by Bayer, please see: Tank Mix List


Velocity m3 combined with MCPA Ester and AMS provides increased suppression in Canada thistle.

Increase in Canada Thistle Supression with MCPA Ester

Source: 5 trials, internal Bayer research trials.

1 The addition of MCPA or 2,4-D Ester may result in reduced grass control under drought conditions, heavy grass populations or advanced grass stages. When adding 2,4-D Ester or MCPA Ester, add a maximum of 280 grams of active per hectare or 4 ounces of active per acre (IE 189 ml/ac of MCPA Ester 600)and always add AMS.

2 Always add AMS when adding MCPA or 2,4-D to Velocity m3.

Early Weed Removal To learn more about how you can achieve a yield increase with Velocity m3 herbicide, click here.

Application Guidelines


  • Velocity m3 combines the power of pyrasulfotole with thiencarbazone-methyl and bromoxynil to deliver the latest innovation for grassy and broadleaf weed control
  • Powerful resistance management tool with three modes of action (Groups 27, 6 and 2) that combat both Group 1-resistant wild oats and Group 2 and Group 9-resistant broadleaf weeds
  • Registered for use on spring, durum and winter wheat
  • Excellent crop safety
  • Flexible re-cropping options
  • Wide window of application
  • Registered for both ground and aerial application


Application Tips

  • Bayer research has shown that adding AMS to Velocity m3 herbicide can increase wild oat control by 5-10% under cool growing conditions and heavy weed populations
  • Always add AMS to the tank first
  • Always add AMS when 2,4-D or MCPA are tank mixed with Velocity m3
  • Bayer advises against adding AMS on durum wheat, as durum is more sensitive to crop injury
  • One 10 L jug of AMS will treat 20 acres

AMS added to Velocity m3 can help increase wild oat control under cool growing conditions or heavy weed populations as demonstrated by the chart below.

Wild Oat Control AMS
% Increase in control over Velocity m3 alone (under heavy populations & cool conditions) Source: 11 trials, internal Bayer research trials.

0.405 L/ac



Bayer recommends early weed removal to achieve optimal product performance and crop yield.

Spring & Durum Wheat:

  • 1 to 6 leaf stage, maximum 3 tillers, but prior to presence of the first node (jointing)
  • Do not apply an ALS herbicide such as Velocity m3 following presence of first node as crop injury may occur
  • Nodes are bumps that appear on the main stem above the crown. The appearance of the 1st node marks the transition from vegetative to reproductive growth. See image below for example of nodes.

t2 node final Developing Head Node Final

Winter Wheat:

  • Apply either in the fall or spring when the majority of plants have one leaf to full tillering, but prior to presence of the first node (jointing).

Under drought conditions:

  • Do not spray Velocity m3 herbicide if >35 days between seeding and spraying, as drought hastens crop development
  • Do not spray within three days before or after cold temperatures (3°C or lower)


  • One 8.1 L jug = 20 ac. (one 2 x 8.1L case = 40 ac.)
  • One 129.6 L Bulk shuttle = 320 ac.*

*Mixing required; attach the supplied drill adaptor and mix at high speed for one minute prior to extracting the product from the shuttle.


Water Volume
  • Ground – minimum of 5 US gal./ac. (19 L/ac.)
  • Aerial – minimum of 3 US gal./ac. (11 L/ac.)


One hour after application


Residue and Grazing

Do not:

  • Graze the treated crops or cut for forage within 25 days or cut for hay within 30 days of application
  • Harvest spring and durum wheat for grain or straw within 60 days of application or winter wheat within 72 days of application
  • Enter treated fields within 24 hours of application


exceptional Flex

Crops safe to plant within 10 months following Velocity m3 application:
alfalfa, barley, canary seed, canola, corn (field)1, flax, oats, peas (field)2, soybeans1, sunflowers and wheat (durum and spring).

Crops safe to plant within 22 months:lentils

1Manitoba only

2Field peas may be grown the year following Velocity m3 herbicide application in all black, grey-wooded and dark brown soil zones. Do not plant field peas the year following a Velocity m3 application in the brown soil zone where organic matter content is below 2.5% and where soil pH is above 7.5%.


Spring Wheat Tolerance

Spring Wheat Tolerance
Source: 36 Bayer internal trials, 2008-2011.


Crop Safety
exceptional safety
Velocity m3 is completely crop safe on all varieties of wheat (including durum) and can be applied from the 1 to 6 leaf stage, up to 3 tillers, prior to presence of the first node. It includes a Bayer proprietary safener that accelerates the metabolism of the herbicide in the crop but not in susceptible weed species.


The incidence of crop injury in spring wheat is approximately half that observed with Simplicity™ + Attain™ XC.

Velocity FAQs

What is Velocity m3?

  • Velocity m3 combines three modes of action in one solution to deliver broad-spectrum grassy and broadleaf control:
    1. Pyrasulfotole (Group 27)
    2. Thiencarbazone-methyl (Group 2)
    3. Bromoxynil (Group 6)


Why is Velocity m3 called an "all-in-one" formulation?

  • “All-in-one" is a formulation that contains both grass and broadleaf chemistries pre-mixed in one jug or shuttle.


Is Velocity m3 available in bulk?

  • Velocity m3 is available in a 129.6L BigBoys bulk shuttle which will treat 320 acres.


What grassy weeds will Velocity m3 control?

  • Controls: Wild oats, green foxtail, barnyard grass and canary seed
  • Suppresses: Persian darnel, Japanese brome and yellow foxtail


What broadleaf weeds will Velocity m3 control?

  • Controls: Annual sow thistle, chickweed, cleavers, common ragweed, flixweed, hemp-nettle, kochia, lamb’s-quarters, pale smartweed, redroot pigweed, round-leaved mallow, Russian thistle, shepherd’s purse, stinkweed, volunteer canola, wild buckwheat and wild mustard
  • Suppresses: Canada thistle, dandelion, giant ragweed, perennial sow thistle and spreading atriplex.
  • Velocity m3 has NEW weed registrations for Canada Fleabane, Giant Ragweed, Narrow-leaved Hawk’s Beard, and Stork’s-Bill


Will Velocity m3 control my resistant weeds?

  • Velocity m3 will control Group 1-resistant wild oats and green foxtail as well as herbicide resistant broadleaf weeds such as kochia, chickweed and cleavers.


Can I add AMS for enhanced weed control?

  • AMS can be added to Velocity m3 in spring wheat for improved activity on wild oats, dandelion, Canada thistle, cleavers and kochia. The benefit of AMS will be more pronounced under cool growing conditions and/or heavy weed populations.


What crops can I plant the year following an application of Velocity m3?

  • 10 months after application: alfalfa, barley, canary seed, canola, field corn2, flax, oats, field peas1, soybeans2 and wheat (spring or durum).
  • 22 months after application: lentils.

1 Field peas may be grown the year following Velocity m3 herbicide application in all black, grey-wooded and dark brown soil zones. Do not plant field peas the year following a Velocity m3 application in the Brown soil zone where organic matter content is below 2.5% and where soil pH is above 7.5%.
2 MB only

What crop stage can Velocity m3 be applied to?

  • 1 to 6 leaf stage up to 3 tillers, but prior to appearance of the first node (jointing).
  • For optimum weed control, crop tolerance and crop yield, apply Velocity m3 at the 3-4 leaf to 1-2 tiller stage of the crop and weeds.


What is the mixing order?

  • Simply add the product to water.
  • If adding AMS, add AMS first.


Are there any temperature restrictions when applying Velocity m3?

  • Proper agronomics are applicable: Do not apply to a plant stressed by temperature and wait 3 days after a frost. Under drought conditions do not apply 3 days prior to or following cold temperatures (3°C or lower).
  • Group 2-chemistry takes more time to work than Group 1; this is more noticeable under prolonged cool conditions. Therefore, we recommend applying Velocity m3 at early stages of crop development and promote the addition of AMS under cool conditions.

Growers Talk

“There’s a lot to be said about the simplicity and superior control of Velocity m3.”
– Velocity m3 Grower Testimonial, Doug Winkler


Flexible Cropping Rotations

"We applied Velocity m3 to part of a field that had a very dense population of wild oats. Most of the wild oats were also well advanced, so we didn’t expect to see control that came very close to 100%. Based on our results, I’d certainly recommend Velocity m3 to anyone who wants an effective chemical that’s also easy on the crop and provides a lot of re-cropping flexibility. Velocity m3’s control of grass and broadleaf weeds is excellent, and the combined modes of action in Velocity m3 gives us an effective resistance management tool."

- Craig Ostafie, Canora, SK.

"We applied Velocity m3 on a field where we had some concerns about Group 1-resistant wild oats and we did not see any escapes. Control of barnyard grass, wild buckwheat, and smartweed was also very good. On fields we have identified as possibly having Group 1-resistant wild oats, we’ve been using different modes of action to control them. Velocity m3 has no re-cropping concerns, so we’re looking forward to using it again."

- Doug Bartmanovich, Glenlea, MB.

"One of the biggest weed problems in our area is Japanese brome, and we got excellent control with Velocity m3. It really smoked kochia and wild oats, as well. We try to rotate the modes of action of the products we apply, and Velocity m3's three modes of action will definitely help us manage resistance."

- Dwayne Gebhart, Mankota, SK.

Exceptional Crop Safety

"We did a 40 acre strip trial with Velocity m3 and compared it head-to-head with an Everest® and Frontline 2,4-D tank mix. The first thing I noticed was the crop safety with the Velocity m3. It was quite noticeable when you drove past the field that the Velocity m3 was a lot easier on the crop. It gives us the broad-spectrum weed control that we’re looking for and it also helps us with resistance issues. The nice thing about the Velocity m3 is it doesn’t tie your hands as far as crop rotation. I was very satisfied with the product."

- Greg Smith, Smith’s Honey and Seed Farm, Dugald, MB.

Easy-to-Use Formulation

"We thought Velocity m3 worked very well and also fairly quickly on both wild oats and broadleaf weeds. We saw signs of activity within four to five days after we had applied Velocity m3, which is much sooner than we see with some chemicals. And it’s nice to have a new tool like Velocity m3. Because it has multiple modes of action to control weeds and manage resistance, we think Velocity m3 is going to be a serious contender in the marketplace."

- James Jackson, Dapp, AB.

"We thought Velocity m3 did a very effective job of controlling wild oats, Canada thistle, wild mustard and stinkweed in our plot. We try to rotate both modes of action and crops as best as we can to avoid resistance, and being able to include Velocity m3 in our spray program will certainly help. Although conditions didn’t affect us at seeding, Velocity m3’s wide window of application is another reason we’d consider including it."

- Jeff McManes, Alexander, MB.

"Any time you see activity as quickly as we did after applying Velocity m3, that’s a good sign that you are eliminating weed competition and maximizing yield potential. Wild oats, wild buckwheat, Canada thistle, hemp-nettle and stinkweed started to turn yellow within a few days after we applied Velocity m3, so we thought Velocity m3 worked very well. We rotate herbicides to prevent resistance, and Velocity m3’s three modes of action make it a good fit for our operation."

- John Wollman, Farm Boss, Twilight Colony, Neepawa, MB.

"We put the Velocity m3 trial right in the middle of the field, with our competitor on both sides and it absolutely worked awesome. There’s a direct line through the field where the wild oats were held back all year. It just looked fantastic. It was night and day. With Velocity m3 you get one jug, you’re not mixing it, you’re not confused on how many jugs of this and how many jugs of that, you put it in, you go. It worked fast and it worked good. I think it’s a terrific chemical and I’m looking forward to using it next year."

- Brad Duncan, Rock Haven, SK.

"The three modes of action in Velocity m3 are quite different from what we normally use, so being able to switch modes of action so significantly yet still get excellent control is like getting a brand new tool for our toolbox. We thought Velocity m3 worked very well on the spectrum of weeds we were after, including wild oats, chickweed, wild buckwheat, cleavers, hemp-nettle and volunteer canola. It was also gentle on the crop, and Velocity m3’s wide window of application is a nice option to have in case spraying is delayed."

- Robert Semeniuk, Smoky Lake, AB.

Broad-Spectrum Grass and Broadleaf Weed Control

"Velocity m3 did exactly what it was supposed to do. It took care of wild oats, hemp-nettle, wild buckwheat and Canada thistle. The stubble was very clean at harvest. We know from experience that we can control weeds like resistant wild oats by rotating modes of action, so Velocity m3’s three modes of action make it a good option for us to manage resistance. We were definitely impressed with Velocity m3 and we’ll use it again."

- Bryan Geddes, Porcupine Plain, SK.

"Every product we applied was affected by cool, wet conditions, but we thought Velocity m3 worked very well despite the circumstances. Control of wild oats, wild buckwheat, lamb’s-quarters and volunteer canola was excellent. Group 1-resistant wild oats are becoming a problem in our area, and we’ll definitely be using Velocity m3 in the future because it gives us a valuable new option to control weeds as well as manage resistance."

- Darryl Enns, Elm Creek, MB.

"Velocity m3 was really hot on kochia and did a 100% job on wild oats. We’re looking forward to using Velocity m3 again, this time on some land where we suspect we have some Group 1-resistant wild oats. The new mode of action in Velocity m3 is so effective that we’re hoping for the same excellent level of control that we got in our FRP plot."

- David Arnst, Jansen, SK.

"We were pleasantly surprised with both the level of control we got with Velocity m3 and how quickly it worked, given the circumstances when we applied it. There was heavy wild oat pressure; the weather was cool; and we had some showers pass through before we even got out of the field. Yet between three and seven days after applying Velocity m3, we could see activity on wild oats, kochia, volunteer canola, redroot pigweed and stinkweed. We think Velocity m3 is certainly worth considering if you’re looking for re-cropping flexibility and want to take advantage of new chemistry."

- Fred Greig, Reston, MB.

"We have Group 1-resistant wild oats and a lot of barnyard grass on our farm, and Velocity m3 is the first product that has given us excellent control of both weeds. Velocity m3 also did a great job on kochia, round-leaved mallow, wild buckwheat and redroot pigweed. If anyone asked me what I thought about Velocity m3, I’d certainly recommend it because Velocity m3 is safe on the crop and it works!"

- Randy Yeo, Cypress River, MB.

"Velocity m3 did an excellent job of controlling wild oats, cleavers, hemp-nettle and wild buckwheat in our FRP. Our wheat stayed green after applying Velocity m3, and the field was clean at harvest. We try to incorporate new modes of action in our weed control program to manage resistance, and Velocity m3 gives us the opportunity to do that while maximizing weed control and crop safety at the same time."

- Steve Tomtene, Birch Hills, SK.

"We found out first-hand how valuable Velocity m3’s wide window of application can be. Cool wet weather delayed our spraying operations until weeds were well advanced so timing was far from ideal. Velocity m3 still worked quite well, and we got excellent control of cleavers, wild mustard and Group 1-resistant wild oats. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Velocity m3 because it’s a good product to use to rotate modes of action and it provides excellent control."

- Vern Doroschuk, Teulon, MB.

"We had excellent control of all the weeds, most notably wild oats, kochia and cleavers. It looks like it could be a real top-notch chemical for us. I would recommend using it and we’ve already asked to get some for our farm for next year."

- Louis Hebert, Hebert Land and Cattle, Moosomin, SK.

"Velocity m3 worked really well. This particular field was west of our main farmstead and it has a history of thistles, some hemp-nettle, some cleavers and a light infestation of wild oats. To see the injury on those weeds was proof enough to me that it did a good job. And then as far as wild oats go, it was what I didn’t see. You knew they were there when you sprayed, but when you don’t see them two or three weeks later, it’s a nice sight to see. I’d recommend Velocity m3 to other growers; it does the job."

- Doug Winkler, Indis, AB.

Resistance Management

Resistance Management

Discover how Velocity m3 herbicide and its Group 27 mode of action can help you manage costly and damaging herbicide-resistant weeds.

Group 27

The unique Group 27 active in Velocity m3 gives you the newest mode of action in herbicides. With only three Group 27 herbicides on the market, you can be sure you are getting a powerful herbicide and a superb rotational tool to knock out the toughest resistant weeds in your field.

Velocity m3 herbicide – Demolishes weeds

What is Resistance?

Resistance is a naturally occuring, inherited ability of some weed biotypes to survive a herbicide treatment that should, under normal use conditions, effectively control a weed population. Some herbicide resistant weeds have naturally developed one or more mechanisms that allow them to survive a herbicide treatment.

For a weed to be considered resistant it must:

  • Normally be controlled by the herbicide
  • Survive a usually lethal dose of the herbicide
  • Be heritable, meaning it is passed from generation to generation

Herbicide-resistant individuals are naturally present within a weed population at very low frequencies.

Did you know that when multiple groups are used in conjunction with one another as opposed to repetitive application of individual modes, they can effectively delay the onset of resistance for an additional five to seven years?

What's the impact to farming in Western Canada?

Why is it important to you?

The management issues and yield concerns with herbicide resistance are very real, especially now with an increasing number of herbicide resistant weeds spreading across Western Canada.

Loss of viable herbicide options

  • Have to rely on currently available herbicides for the foreseeable future
  • No herbicides with new modes of action are in advanced trials

Would require changes in weed and crop management practices

  • Zero or reduced tillage rely heavily on herbicides for weed control

Reduced return on investment

  • Increase the cost of weed management
  • Loss of yield potential

The number of weeds with herbicide resistance continues to rise

  • Including weeds resistant to multiple modes of action

How does resistance develop?

The image below demonstrates the interaction between a weed species and a particular mode of action and the development of herbicide resistance at different speeds. It’s clear to see that over time the use of a herbicide quickly changes from being very effective to becoming extremely ineffectual. In fact, by the fifth year of application the herbicide is failing to eliminate herbicide-resistant weeds. It is particularly alarming that there is a dramatic increase in failure rate from the fourth to fifth season.

Development of Herbicide Resistance

% Resistant Weeds in Population Weed Control
0 Application .0001% Excellent
1st Application .00143% Excellent
2nd Application .0205% Excellent
3rd Application .294% Excellent
4th Application 4.22% Excellent
5th Application 60.5% Failure
Source: Weed Science Society of America, 2011

What can you do to delay the onset of herbicide resistance?

  • Don’t rely solely on herbicides for weed control
  • Develop field-specific long-term weed management plans
  • Rotate herbicide groups year over year

General guidelines for herbicide rotations:

  • Avoid repeated use of the same herbicide or herbicides having the same mode of action in the same field year to year
  • Limit the number of applications of a single herbicide or herbicides having the same site of action in a single growing season
  • Use mixtures or sequential treatments of herbicides having different modes of action which are active on the same target weeds whenever possible
  • Use non-selective herbicides pre-seed or pre-emergence to control early flushing weeds (prior to crop emergence) and/or weed escapes

Resistant weed management strategies

  2. Rotate crops as often as possible to utilize the unique modes of action available within the crop.

  4. Time and place fertilizer to benefit your crop, not weeds.

  6. Systematically target problem weeds and respond quickly to changing weed populations.

  8. Scout often and take note of individual weed response to all applications (pre-emergent, post-emergent and pre-harvest).

  10. Make sure you remove all weeds before they set seed – even if you have to pull by hand. Remember the old English proverb: One year seeding, seven years weeding.

  12. Leaving a 1m wide weed-free zone around your cropping fields (so new weeds can’t propagate and expand throughout your fields).

  14. Decrease your row spacing and increase seeding rates to optimize plant populations, maximize crop competitiveness and minimize time to crop canopy closure.

    • Match selection of herbicide(s) with your most difficult weeds.
    • Use full-labelled rates.
    • Include the best tank mixes and adjuvant(s).
    • Use correct spray volume (follow label directions).
    • Use correct nozzle spacing and droplet size.
    • Don’t spray at excess travel speeds, follow label directions.
    • Apply during the best weather conditions (warm, humid, and sunny conditions with minimal wind).
    • Maximize rain-fastness intervals.
    • Time of day (herbicides are most effective when sprayed between 8:00am and 9:00pm).

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