Pindar GT herbicide, marketed by Dow AgroSciences, is now registered for use on bearing apples and peaches in the Carolinas and in apples in Virginia.
"Weeds harbor insects and compete for water and nutrients. The cleaner that band, the more worker-friendly our orchards are for irrigation and harvest efficiency,” says Andrew Bodie, a peach producer in Monetta, S.C.. “Pindar GT works as well as anything we have used, and it’s holding back the marestail for at least six months.”
Stone and pome fruit producers can increase their profitability by managing hard-to-control broadleaf weeds with Pindar GT. The two new Section 3 supplemental labels enable producers to achieve orchard weed control with a 1.5- to 3-pint per acre preemergence or postemergence treatment in the dormant period, prior to bud swell.
“Pindar GT offers improved profitability through better weed management and elevates peach and apple producers’ resistance management program,” says Marney Stauffer, Dow AgroSciences product manager.
Pindar GT herbicide combines two active ingredients providing two modes of action — penoxsulam plus oxyfluorfen —for excellent control of tough broadleaf weeds, including marestail, pigweed, Virginia pepperweed, henbit and morning-glory. When applied during the fall/winter dormant season, Pindar GT can provide up to six months of residual control.
“The approval of state labels in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia brings the weed control power of Pindar GT to pome and stone fruit producers in these three important Southeastern states,” says Stauffer.