Potato Grower

April 2019

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WWW.POTATOGROWER.COM 21 Oro Agri • (559) 442-4996 • www.oroagriusa.com ORO-RZ Soil Adjuvant ORO-RZ adjuvant improves the efficacy of soil-applied, pre-emergent herbicides while contributing to better soil health. ORO-RZ improves soil hydraulic conductivity, even in hydroscopic soils, to move the herbicide solution into soil pore spaces. This lowering of hydraulic conductivity and movement into pore spaces helps lay down a uniform barrier in the top few inches of the soil, where most weeds germinate. Because of the low surface tension of ORO-RZ, the herbicide spreads uniformly, eliminating coverage gaps so germinating weeds can't emerge through the blanket of herbicide protection. ORO-RZ also contributes to soil health. It has very low surface tension, so it flows within micropores in the soil, leading to better aeration and water penetration. ORO-RZ even helps penetrate and break up pockets of hydrophobic soil. These improvements to aeration and soil structure encourage microbial and adventitious root growth and, ultimately, a healthier soil environment. WETCIT Foliar Adjuvant WETCIT, now with TransPhloem technology, is a foliar adjuvant with great benefits for potato growers—from pre-plant to harvest. Used at lower rates, it is an excellent spreader for contact herbicides. Used at higher rates, WETCIT is a superior penetrant that delivers herbicide active ingredients to target sites within weeds, quicker and in higher concentrations, compared to other adjuvants such as crop oils, methylated seed oils, high-surfactant methylated seed oils, and non-ionic surfactants. This means WETCIT improves the speed and efficacy of systemic herbicides, like Roundup, compared to these other types of adjuvants. Come harvest time, using WETCIT with a desiccant will help ensure great vine kill to improve potato quality and aid in harvesting. WETCIT's performance with contact or systemic pesticides simplifies choosing the right adjuvant for the job and eliminates the need to have several adjuvant products on hand. FMC • www.fmccrop.com • (215) 299-6000 Aim EC Aim EC herbicide from FMC targets leaves and stems for complete potato desiccation. The herbicide should be applied as a foliar to potatoes in the later stages of senescence for desiccation of foliage and vines. Aim EC herbicide also desiccates late-season susceptible broadleaf weeds (including kochia, lambsquarters, nightshade and more) to aid tuber harvest. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC • (800) 334-9481 • www.SyngentaCropProtection.com Boundary 6.5 EC Turn to Boundary 6.5 EC herbicide to keep potato fields free of weeds like yellow nutsedge, black nightshade, common lambsquarters, pigweed and many other early-season grass and broadleaf weeds. This soil-applied herbicide from Syngenta delivers proven early-season grass and broadleaf weed control, excellent resistance management and rotation flexibility. By using Boundary 6.5 EC, growers can extend the post-application window up to five weeks after planting, thereby protecting yields and keeping fields cleaner for longer. Boundary 6.5 EC contains two active ingredients with different modes of action and controls weeds that are resistant to glyphosate and ALS- inhibitors. Boundary is a registered trademark of a Syngenta Group Company. Reglone For easier harvests with better-quality potatoes, growers can rely on the performance of Reglone desiccant. The steady vine- killing action of Reglone keeps the grower in control of potato development, allowing tubers to bulk up while vines dry down. Research shows that a steady top kill can reduce the incidence of stem-end discoloration and stem-end rot compared to faster vine-killing methods. This extra time also allows potatoes to develop a firm skin-set, protecting harvest quality for optimal yield. Reglone also simplifies harvest by eliminating troublesome vines and weeds. Reglone is a registered trademark of a Syngenta Group Company.

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