Calgary, AB (March 31, 2021) – Today the Crop Science Division of Bayer announced that Laudis® corn herbicide is now commercially available for growers in Eastern Canada. Laudis offers fast-acting broadleaf weed control, including glyphosate resistant biotypes, with short-term residual activity and excellent crop safety in field corn and sweet corn.
With glyphosate resistance on the rise across Eastern Canada, a Stratus survey revealed resistant weeds are already present on 35 per cent of Ontario farms. 1 This has a significant impact on corn profitability, and can reduce yield up to 75 per cent depending on the weed species.1 Laudis is a Group 27 herbicide (tembotrione), providing growers with an additional mode of action to control glyphosate-resistant weeds including Canada fleabane, giant ragweed, common waterhemp, and common ragweed.
“Laudis is a great addition to an integrated weed management strategy,” says Andrew Chisholm, Trait and Trait Launch Manager, Bayer. “Using multiple effective herbicide modes of action is key to reducing selection pressure on weed populations. Laudis is a Group 27 active, which gives growers a new tool in their toolbox for control of glyphosate-resistant weeds.”
Laudis has a built-in safener that provides exceptional crop safety on field corn and sweet corn. Research trials showed minimal effects on crops, including pigment loss or bleaching injury, compared to other herbicides currently in the marketplace. Laudis also offers favorable rotation intervals for soybeans, potatoes and cereals, providing growers with even more flexibility. Laudis can be applied up to the 8-leaf stage, with rapid burndown and consistent control, and up to 3 weeks of residual activity when applied at the recommended rate (220 mL/ha).
Research trials demonstrated that tank mixing Laudis with Roundup Xtend® with VaporGrip® Technology or a Roundup® herbicide plus XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology, or atrazine* offers exceptional control of tough broadleaf and grassy weeds.2
“Laudis provides excellent tank-mix flexibility,” says Chisholm. “It works well in combination with Roundup branded herbicides, especially as part of a two-pass program, helping growers tackle a wider weed spectrum, and maximizing yield potential at harvest.”
Laudis is available in Eastern Canada for the 2021 growing season. Growers are encouraged to talk to their local Bayer representative to learn more, or visit CropScience.Bayer.ca.
1 Sikkema, P. 2020. Development of the building blocks for integrated weed management programs for control of glyphosate and multiple-resistant weeds. Grain Farmers of Ontario, 2020, https://gfo.ca/research-projects/c2019id02/.
2 Laudis is recommended for use with an adjuvant and UAN or AMS. Do not use UAN/AMS with Roundup Xtend or XtendiMax.
* Not applicable in Quebec
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