Nufarm launches Epic herbicide for grass weed control

January 9, 2020

Calgary, AB [January 9. 2020] – Nufarm Agriculture Inc. announced the launch of Epic® today, a new post-emergent grass weed herbicide, containing pinoxaden, for spring wheat, durum wheat and barley.

This herbicide offers Western Canadian growers another option for the selective control of wild oats, green and yellow foxtail, Persian darnel, volunteer oats, volunteer canary seed, proso millet and barnyard grass in wheat and barley crops.

“Epic can be tank-mixed with a range of broadleaf herbicides to provide excellent broad-spectrum weed control in cereals, says Graham Collier”, Nufarm’s Portfolio Manager, Canada.
“Our field trials have shown that Epic is fast-acting on wild oats and other susceptible grass weed species, showing efficacy within 48 hours of application,” explains Collier. Epic offers a great deal of flexibility for growers as the product has a wide window of application from one leaf to flag leaf in cereals and will control wild oats as large as six leaf stage.

“Timing of in-crop spraying is always a challenge, and often cereal crops don’t get sprayed at the optimum timing. Epic herbicide will give growers the flexibility they need and the performance they deserve when it comes to controlling troublesome grass weeds,” adds Collier.

Boyd Bergstrom, Nufarm Country Lead, Canada, says the organization is pleased to offer another option to manage tough grassy weeds in cereal crops. “One of our goals in Western Canada is to provide cereal growers a full portfolio of crop inputs for their wheat and barley crops. Our broadleaf herbicides, Enforcer® D and Enforcer® M, have been growing in the marketplace over the past several years because they are performing well managing tough weeds like kochia, volunteer canola and cleavers,” says Bergstrom.

Epic will join the roster with Nufarm’s other grass weed herbicide, Signal® (wheat only). Both will be excellent tank-mix options with Enforcer brands. Bergstrom adds, “We are striving to be the chemistry experts that farmers can count on with high quality solutions, value and expertise.”

Farmers can talk to their local crop input retailer about ordering Epic for in-crop spraying this spring.

 

For more information contact:

Holly Nicoll, Head of Marketing – Canada
E: [email protected]
M: 403-808-2035