Corn growers can achieve outstanding postemergence broadleaf weed and grass control that lasts up to canopy with new Bayer CropScience Laudis herbicide, the company reports.

With its new, proprietary safener technology, Laudis is designed to optimize herbicide performance while minimizing crop response, according to Jeff Springsteen, Bayer CropScience corn herbicides marketing manager.

“That benefit gives growers the unprecedented freedom and flexibility to manage weeds in all corn crops, including field corn, sweet corn, popcorn and even inbreds used in seed production,” he says.

Laudis eliminates and protects corn from nutrient-robbing broadleaf weeds, including pigweeds and waterhemp, and even weeds commonly found to be resistant to glyphosate, ALS- and dicamba-based herbicides. Plus, Laudis delivers cutting-edge control of grasses, including foxtails and woolly cupgrass.

Because Laudis has no known hybrid restrictions or interactions with insecticides, fungicides or seed treatments, it provides growers with more application freedom, without reducing the efficacy of other products.

In fact, corn growers using a glyphosate- or Roundup-based system can boost the consistency of their weed-control results, add residual control to canopy and introduce another mode of action by adding Laudis to every tank-mix, Springsteen notes.

“Adding Laudis to your Roundup program is a no-brainer,” he says. Additionally, Laudis is an outstanding tank-mix partner with Liberty herbicide for application on LibertyLink hybrids.

“Laudis is flexible enough to fit the needs of both traditional and non-selective programs, and can be applied in corn at any time between crop emergence and up to the V8 growth stage,” Springsteen says.

To maximize weed kill and yield potential, corn growers should apply Laudis at three fluid ounces per acre.

For more information about Laudis, corn growers can go to www.LaudisInAction.com. In addition, growers are encouraged to contact their local Bayer CropScience representative, or call (866) 992-2937.