06-03-16 NAWG Comments on New Herbicide Quelex…

NAWG - wheat_logoNAWG Comments on New Herbicide Quelex

NAWG recently provided comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed label for Quelex herbicide with Arylex active. Developed by Dow AgroSciences, Quelex is a low-dose, post-emergence herbicide which is the first new active ingredient herbicide brought to the market for wheat crops in over twenty years. Facing increased weed pressure that reduces yields, wheat growers across the country look to new products that will offer greater flexibility in crop rotation, due to the lack of herbicidal residues for crop rotation or double-cropping practices. NAWG wants to ensure that the EPA continue to allow the use of tank mixing, an important practice used by growers across the country. Tank mixing herbicides allows producers to be more sustainable with fewer trips across the field. NAWG supports the development of herbicides which will increase yields for wheat growers and help to eliminate costly practices, while aligning with the conservation efforts that wheat growers already have in place.  

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