Weed Management Options Broadened For Attribute Insect-Protected Sweet Corn

EPA recently approved the application of Liberty 280 SL herbicide (from Bayer CropScience) on Attribute sweet corn varieties from Syngenta. Now all Attribute and Attribute II varieties can be treated with the herbicide, which broadens the weed management options for sweet corn growers.

When used in a program with effective management tools like Callisto herbicide (Syngenta), Liberty can enhance protection against tough-to-control weeds.

“With added flexibility in herbicide use and broad-spectrum insect protection, our Attribute sweet corn varieties are ideal choices for growers looking to produce higher yields with the top-performing produce characteristics the market demands,” said Sean Knapp, Syngenta vegetables portfolio head.

In addition to beneficial herbicide tolerance, Attribute and Attribute II insect-protected sweet corn varieties like BSS0982, GSS0966, and Protector provide built-in control of key pests, including European corn borer, corn earworm, and fall armyworm.

Attribute II is also highly effective against black cutworm and Western bean cutworm, which has emerged as a serious threat in many production areas. By planting Attribute and Attribute II insect-protected sweet corn, growers can protect their crop against pest damage to maximize marketable ears.

“Adding Liberty as a herbicide option means that growers have access to a broader array of weed control tools for their farms,” added Knapp. “We are committed to continually introducing advanced varieties that meet the needs of the market while helping growers achieve their best yields in the most efficient, sustainable way possible.”

Liberty registration is pending in some states.

For more information, go to www.vegetables.syngenta-us.com.

Source: Syngenta press release

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