Bayer debuts Soberan in Chile
Bayer CropScience has launched its broad-spectrum herbicide, Soberan (tembotrione 420 g/litre + isoxadifen-ethyl safener), in Chile for use on maize. It is for early post-emergence application, while the safener confers “excellent selectivity”, Bayer says. Tembotrione has been a key performer for Bayer in Latin American markets where it is registered ( Agrow No 587, pp 4-5). Its first South American approval came in Brazil in 2008, where it is also marketed as Soberan for use on maize ( Agrow No 546, p 22). Tembotrione received its first registration in Austria as Laudis in 2007 ( Agrow No 504, p 17) and was approved in the US in 2008 ( Agrow No 545, p 23).