Reviton Herbicide: A New Level of Confidence in Preplant Burndown

Reviton™ is a next-generation burndown herbicide that quickly controls weeds resulting in a clean start for maximum yield potential and better return on investment.

Brock Waggoner, Midwest Sales Agronomist with HELM Agro US, answers Frequently Asked Questions about new Reviton and its many performance benefits.

What is Reviton?

Reviton is breakthrough herbicide technology, offering a new proprietary active ingredient for use in the preplant burndown and desiccation segments.

Proven to control or suppress more than 50 broadleaves and grasses, key characteristics of Reviton include an ultra-low use rate, broad tank mix compatibility, crop rotation flexibility and expanded use as a desiccant for cotton.

What crops can Reviton be used on?

Reviton is currently registered for use as a burndown in corn (field), cotton, soybeans, and wheat.

What is the mode of action in Reviton?

Reviton’s novel active ingredient is called Tergeo™, a PPO-inhibitor herbicide with a WSSA Group 14 classification. As a new pyrimidinedione herbicide, Tergeo shuts down chlorophyll production and photosynthesis resulting in a rapid build

up of reactive oxygen species and lipid per oxidation of the cellular membrane followed by quick herbicidal effects.

How should Reviton be applied?

Reviton’s primary utility is for burndown (preplant or preemergence) ahead of crop planting. The recommended application method is a broadcast spray using conventional low-pressure ground sprayer equipment. For achieving high levels of efficacy, a spray volume of 10 GPA is recommended along with use of flat-fan nozzles. For dense weed populations, an increase in spray volumes to 15 to 20 GPA is recommended.  

Extending its versatility, Reviton can also be used as a desiccant on cotton for quick and reliable crop drydown prior to harvest.

How does Reviton perform on resistant weed species?

In more than 700 North American product development trials, Reviton has demonstrated extremely high-performance ratings in burndown of many tough to manage and resistant broadleaf weeds.

Powered by a new active ingredient, Reviton allows growers to take the selection pressure off 2,4-D and dicamba for burndown, while strengthening their existing integrated weed control systems for sustainable resistance management.

How safe is Reviton on label designated crops?

In field trials, the active ingredient in Reviton shows no signs of crop injury or phytotoxicity when used according to label guidelines. It also provides flexibility in plant back options across a variety of crops. Reviton should not be used as a soil residual herbicide as its effectiveness comes from affecting green tissue.

How quickly does Reviton work?

Reviton is described as being fast-acting with foliar effects occurring within 24 hours after application. Its active ingredient is rapidly absorbed by plants and within a few hours the foliage of susceptible weeds exhibits signs of necrosis. In subsequent days, necrotic tissue occurs followed by weed death.

What weeds does Reviton control?

Reviton will control or suppress more than 50 broadleaf and grass weeds including:

Amaranth species
Downy brome
Evening primrose
Field bindweed
Foxtail species
Hairy fleabane

Johnsongrass (seedling)
Little barley
Mayweed chamomile
Morningglory species
Nightshade species
Palmer amaranth
Pigweed species
Prickly lettuce
Prickly sida
Prostrate knotweed

Ragweed species
Shepherd’s purse
Volunteer canola
Volunteer corn
Volunteer wheat
Wild buckwheat
Wild oats


Does Reviton need to be used with an adjuvant?

Reviton applications require the addition of an adjuvant applied at label approved rates. MSO-based adjuvants are recommended to achieve the most consistent performance. Although the label allows for use of crop oil concentrate (COC) or non-ionic surfactants (NIS), COC and NIS are not the preferred adjuvants for use with Reviton.

Research has shown, that some premium COC and NIS products can achieve similar levels of performance to that of MSO products. For guidance on these premium COC and NIS products, contact your HELM Agro US representative. For specific instructions for adjuvant use, mixtures and spray volume, always reference the Reviton label.

What is the formulation and application rate of Reviton?

Reviton is formulated as a suspension concentrate (SC), containing 2.83 pounds of active ingredient per gallon of formulated product.

Reviton’s application rate ranges from one to three fluid ounces per acre. When used alone, the recommended rate is two fluid ounces per acre.

For enhanced performance in controlling resistant or otherwise difficult-to-manage emerged broadleaf and grass weeds, applying Reviton at a rate of one fluid ounce per acre in a tank mix with label rates of either glyphosate or glufosinate, is recommended.  

As a complete early-season weed management solution, Reviton has broad compatibility with other products like acetochlor, metolachlor, and sulfentrazone-based products for adding residual control.  

To learn more about Reviton, go to or call HELM Agro US at 813-621-8846.

Related Content