In 2009, Callisto (mesotrione) herbicide from Syngenta Crop Protection will be available for use in 14 additional crops for its first full-use season since receiving EPA registration on these crops last spring. Growers can now use Callisto for broadleaf weed control and crop safety in asparagus and a variety of other crops.
“After nearly a decade of success in corn, we’re extremely excited to be able to offer the benefits of Callisto to a wider range of crop producers,” said Carroll Moseley, Ph.D., herbicide brand manager, Syngenta Crop Protection. “Ranked the number one post-emergence herbicide in customer satisfaction by corn growers, we’re confident Callisto will become a proven partner in these crops as well.”
With the active ingredient mesotrione, Callisto offers a new mode of action for weed control in these crops. “The addition of Callisto to a grower’s portfolio of herbicide options will help raise the bar for weed control,” said Gordon Vail, Ph.D., herbicide technical brand manager, Syngenta Crop Protection. “Mesotrione is highly systemic for effective weed control; it carries a low risk of resistance and is rapidly absorbed into the weed within the first 24 hours of application, which allows it to begin working very quickly.”