New herbicide available for potato growers
By Potatoes in Canada
Jan. 10, 2014, Mississauga – BASF Canada has received regulatory approval for Outlook, a new herbicide for potato growers.
As the amount and timing of rainfall becomes more variable, the company says Outlook will provide consistent control of nightshade, pigweed and annual grasses, even under drier conditions. Outlook is a Group 15 herbicide, which controls both triazine and Group 2-resistant biotypes whose populations continue to increase across the country.
Outlook contains the active ingredient Dimethenamid-P which inhibits weed root and shoot growth, controlling susceptible weeds before they emerge from the soil. Outlook is applied after potatoes are planted but before they emerge from the soil.