Callisto Xtra herbicide granted EPA registration

Syngenta Crop Protection has announced Callisto Xtra post-emergence herbicide received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and all major corn-producing states.

Featuring the patented synergistic power of Callisto and AAtrex herbicides in a convenient pre-mix, Callisto Xtra is an excellent tank-mix partner for glyphosate herbicides (Touchdown or Roundup brands) in glyphosate-tolerant corn (Agrisure GT or Roundup Ready hybrids).

“The herbicidal synergism of Callisto Xtra means growers benefit from the strengths of two modes of action that work together to deliver better weed control than expected based on the control from the individual components,” said Gordon Vail, herbicide technical brand manager, Syngenta Crop Protection. “The result is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, or in other words, one plus one equals three.”

In addition to being registered for use in corn, Callisto Xtra is registered for use in sugarcane. The two modes of action in Callisto Xtra also make it an excellent tool for resistant weed management in these crops.

“Callisto Xtra provides enhanced control of broadleaf weeds such as lambsquarters, waterhemp, pigweed and ragweed, which are becoming harder to manage with glyphosate alone,” Vail said. “Plus, it provides faster burndown of weeds compared to glyphosate alone, or other HPPD herbicides plus glyphosate.”

Callisto Xtra, the newest addition to the family of top-performing Syngenta corn herbicide brands powered by Callisto Plant Technology, will deliver long-lasting residual broadleaf weed control. Other brands in the Callisto Plant Technology family include Halex GT, Lumax, Lexar and Callisto.

“Growers will continue to have access to Callisto for use in corn greater than 12 inches in height and for the wide range of other crops for which Callisto is registered,” said Carroll Moseley, herbicide brand manager, Syngenta Crop Protection.

These crops include cranberry, blueberry, lingonberry, flax, pearl millet, asparagus, bluegrass grown for seed, perennial ryegrass grown for seed, tall fescue grown for seed, oats, rhubarb, grain sorghum and sweet sorghum. While Callisto Xtra is registered for sale and use in most states, growers should check with their state or local Extension service before buying or using this product.

For more information about Callisto Xtra, growers can contact their local retailer, Syngenta Crop Protection sales representative or the Syngenta Customer Center at 1-866-796-4368.

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