BASF brands new dicamba Engenia
BASF plans to apply for US approval for a new formulation of the herbicide, dicamba, under the Engenia brand this year. It is intended for use on Monsanto’s genetically modified dicamba-tolerant soybeans. “Engenia will be an important new tool for soybean growers battling herbicide-resistant weeds, like Palmer amaranth, waterhemp [both Amaranthus spp] and marestail [ Conyza canadensis],” says Paul Rea, vice-president of BASF’s US crop protection business. Research on advances in dicamba formulations and the use of the herbicide on dicamba-tolerant crops was presented at the US Southern Weed Science Society annual meeting this month.