Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Encapsulated formulation of acetochlor for crop safety
Encapsulated formulation of acetochlor for crop safety
Jul '10
Monsanto Company announces the launch of a new encapsulated formulation of acetochlor designed for cotton and soybean acres in 2010 has proven successful. The new product was used as MON 63410 Herbicide by farmers this season and will be available widely for 2011 as Warrant Herbicide.

"Farmers and our retail customers in the Cotton Belt and the Midwest have provided great feedback on Warrant's control of tough weeds like Palmer amaranth and Tall Waterhemp, as well as crop safety," says Kerry Overton, selective chemistry marketing lead for Monsanto.

Tim Jamerson has 2,600 acres of cotton and faces tough-to-control pigweed on his farm in the Missouri Bootheel. He says "I needed a product to spray over the top; this fits. I'm very happy with no crop response versus a competitive product and the spray window it has on early cotton. And I've mixed it with various combinations or other products and haven't seen any injury."

North Carolina cotton and soybean farmer Ronnie Parks says "We are at ground zero in terms of herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth pigweed. We tried MON 63410 Herbicide on 330 acres of cotton this year for the expressed purpose of keeping the pigweed from germinating. At roughly 35 days after treatment, we were still not seeing any flushes of pigweed – I'd estimate control at 90 percent to 100 percent. This cotton is the cleanest cotton I've had in a long time, and there is no pigweed where I applied the herbicide."

Given the seed bank of herbicide-resistant pigweed in his area, Parks says a program approach is needed to keep this problem under control. The three pints per acre of MON 63410 Herbicide was tankmixed with Orthene, Choice Weather Master and glyphosate and applied post-emergence. The farmer's pre-emergence herbicide treatment at planting included diurex, Stealth and Reflex. At layby, Parks made a second post-directed application of Warrant herbicide, again at a rate of 3 pints per acre, in an effort to carry the residual pigweed control all the way to crop canopy. He also plans to make a MON 63410 Herbicide application to his soybeans this year.

The market's familiarity with the efficacy of other acetochlor products, like Harness and Degree Herbicide brands used in corn, drove high farmer and retailer demand for the new product designed for cotton and soybeans during the launch, Overton says.

"We sold out of MON 63410 Herbicide this year and based on the current buzz in the market place around performance and crop safety we anticipate strong demand for Warrant Herbicide in 2011," he says. "Warrant has a great fit in weed management programs for Roundup Ready Soybeans and Genuity Roundup Ready FLEX Cotton."

Monsanto Company

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

Indian govt plans roadshows to promote textile exports

The Indian government has planned to conduct roadshows to boost the...

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

TPP may hit roadblock

The 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that was signed earlier ...

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali to enter textile manufacturing

Patanjali Ayurved, an enterprise initiated by yoga guru Baba Ramdev,...

Interviews View All

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Sonia Agarwal

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search