The Environmental Protection Agency recently registered BASF’s Varisto herbicide for use in clover grown for seed, dry beans, dry peas, English peas, lima beans (succulent), snap beans and soybeans. This new herbicide helps maximize yield potential by delivering a wide spectrum of broadleaf and grass weed control.
“Varisto herbicide offers multiple sites of action for excellent weed control and resistance management in a convenient premix formulation with low crop response,” said Christa Ellers-Kirk, BASF technical market manager.
A 2013 University of Idaho research trial showed that Varisto herbicide was 98 percent effective in controlling hairy nightshade, 96 percent effective in controlling redroot pigweed, 90 percent effective in controlling common lamb’s quarters and 84 percent effective in controlling green foxtail. Results were measured 29 days after treatment.
In that same research trial, a post-emergence application of Varisto herbicide preceded by a pre-emergence application of Outlook herbicide was 99 percent effective in controlling hairy nightshade and redroot pigweed, and 98 percent effective in controlling green foxtail and common lamb’s quarters.
For the best results, use as part of a comprehensive weed management program that includes Prowl herbicide or Outlook herbicide applied at pre-emergence timing, followed by Varisto herbicide applied at post-emergence timing.