Jun 11, 2018
Tough 5EC Herbicide granted for emergency use in mint

Belchim Crop Protection’s Tough 5EC Herbicide (Pyridate) has been granted a Section 18 Emergency Use Exemption in the United States for post-emergent control of herbicide resistant weeds in mint in several counties in the states of Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. The Section 18 for these states are valid now through Aug. 31, 2018, while Idaho and Oregon are valid June 20-Aug. 10, 2018.

Tough 5EC (Pyridate) is a selective herbicide for post-emergence control or suppression of actively growing annual broadleaf weeds in mint. This product, made of the active ingredient pyridate, is recommended to be used on a wide spectrum of broadleaf weeds with excellent efficacy on difficult to control weeds such as kochia, lambsquarters, pigweeds and nightshades. 

Over the past several growing seasons, herbicide resistant weeds have been negatively impacting mint yields (up to 25 percent). Mint growers were excited to get this emergency use tool for post-emergent broad leaf weed control in the 2018 season. “

We are happy to be part of the efforts to bring Tough to our customers in mint production,” Tom Wood, General Manager of Belchim’s USA business said. “Thanks to the support of the Mint Industry Research Council, and key university member support in each state, we are able to meet the emergency needs of the mint growers.” Belchim globally owns the molecule pyridate and country by country, will continue to support the registration and product development efforts of pyridate based products.  

The Section 18 Emergency Use Exemption comes as a result of the efforts of state registration specialists, specialist at the Mint Industry Research Council (MIRC) as well as members of Belchim Crop Protection. State specific labels can be found on the Belchim Crop Protection website, http://www.belchimusa.com/.  

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