New Tower Herbicide & Honor Fungicide
Friday, February 20, 2009
by Tom Hill
Tower® herbicide provides turf professionals with new active ingredient
BASF Turf & Ornamentals has received federal registration for Tower® herbicide, a liquid, preemergent product that gives golf course superintendents broad-spectrum control of small-seeded broadleaves, grasses and sedges, including yellow nutsedge. Launched in 2008 for ornamentals and landscape use, Tower herbicide's active ingredient, dimethenamid-p, is a new active ingredient in the turf market.
The EPA granted golf course registration for Tower herbicide last month and we are now working on state registrations. Tower is currently undergoing trials at major universities and FarmLinks, with results being announced during upcoming field days. Tower will be available for sale later this fall through the BASF Early Order Program.
For even broader preemergent weed control, superintendents can tank mix Tower with Pendulum® AquaCap™ or other preemergence herbicides.
Broad-spectrum Honor™ fungicide helps superintendents maximize disease control applications
Superintendents are increasingly seeking more disease control with fewer applications. It's one of the ways they define value. To support that need, BASF Turf & Ornamentals developed and federally registered Honor™ fungicide for use on golf courses. Honor fungicide is a combination of two highly effective active ingredients — boscalid and pyraclostrobin. It is a broad-spectrum fungicide that controls the industry's most prevalent diseases and will be labeled at the state level in the coming fall months.
Stay tuned to www.basfturftalk.com and www.betterturf.com for release dates of Tower herbicide and Honor fungicide.