Created by BASF in 1958, Dicamba is among the most commonly used herbicides in the United States. This active ingredient has become a household name on farms across the country, and has been the source of continued innovation for decades.
It is safe to say that the dicamba solutions growers use today are not the same solutions that were available 50 years ago. A big driver of that change is glyphosate resistance.
According to the International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds, there are currently 16 species of glyphosate-resistant weeds spread across 38 states – and the number of herbicide-resistant weeds in each state is growing.
For more than 50 years, BASF has used its technical expertise to develop and improve Dicamba for effective applications. Over time, BASF’s dicamba solutions have evolved from Banvel® herbicide, to Marksman® herbicide, to Clarity® herbicide, to Distinct® herbicide, and then to Status® herbicide.
Engenia herbicide is the most flexible and advanced dicamba for dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. With its registration, it provides an additional effective site of action for post-emergent broadleaf weeds and glyphosate-resistance management. Engenia herbicide controls more than 200 broadleaf weeds, including glyphosate-resistant weeds.
Understanding the importance of product stewardship, Engenia herbicide was developed using innovative research and a comprehensive set of best management practices to maximize on-target application and minimize off-target spray drift. It contains the BAPMA molecule, which is a heavier molecule than previous versions of dicamba. Research studies show that Engenia herbicide has a 70 percent lower volatility rate relative to DGA-based dicamba, helping it stay on target.
Combine the lower volatility rate with BASF’s dedication to stewardship and it is clear that dicamba has come a long way in helping growers get the most out of their acres.
To learn more about what makes Engenia herbicide the most flexible and advanced dicamba for dicamba-tolerant crops, visit engeniaherbicide.com.