Start this season strong
"Start clean, stay clean" is a common goal in weed control and is often associated with an effective burndown program. By planting into a weed-free field, you can minimize weed control challenges later in the season. However, many growers have relied heavily on glyphosate and paraquat to start their fields off clean – with glyphosate losing some luster due to resistance issues.
So, how can you get a strong, clean start and bypass the limitations of products mentioned above?
Enter a powerful tool for effective burndown: Reviton® herbicide.
The advanced foundation for burndown
Reviton is a proven, powerful PPO-class chemistry, demonstrating effective control of more than 50 broadleaf and grass weeds, including ALS-, triazine-, and glyphosate-resistant species.
“Whenever you use a herbicide, you’re selecting for resistance,” says James Whitehead, agronomy leader at HELM® Agro. “And at a time when few new molecules are being discovered, Reviton offers unmatched breakthrough technology.”
Glyphosate has many common resistant culprits including palmer amaranth and waterhemp. Reviton can serve as the foundation for your burndown program by filling in the gaps in weed control left by other chemistries. It can be effectively applied alone or tank-mixed with glyphosate or glufosinate at minimum label rates for an exceptional burndown program.
“One of the things we noticed in research is that Reviton played well with glyphosate,” says Dr. Larry Steckel, row crop weed management professor, University of Tennessee. “Many times, a herbicide being mixed with glyphosate may interfere to where glyphosate is less effective on a particular weed species. But with Reviton we didn’t see that at all. Reviton in a tank mixed with glyphosate consistently worked well across a lot of weeds.”
Proof is in the 2022 field performance
Reviton showed stellar in-field performance in its second year of registered use. It has proven itself both on-farm and in research trials, with more than 1,400 North American trials completed and large scale production acreage treated with Reviton. Results consistently show that Reviton works well alone but provides a wider spectrum of weed control and consistency when combined with other herbicides and an adjuvant. The top tank mix partners are glyphosate or glufosinate. For best results, Reviton should always be used with a high-quality MSO (methylated seed oil) – even when tank-mixed. For specific Reviton application information, please reference the label.
What else does Reviton bring to the table?
There are many different herbicides on the market, but Reviton is unique – even beyond its ability to overcome resistance issues.
Here are a few additional factors that set Reviton apart:
- An easy-to-handle SC formulation with a low use rate. That means easier handling, less storage, greater convenience and minimal disposal.
- Requires a 0-day plant back and rotational crop interval for corn and wheat, which is key for reduced and no-till systems.
- Serves as an ideal tank mix partner with many products including clethodim, metolachlor, metribuzin, glufosinate and glyphosate.
Recommended Reviton program
A standard Reviton recommendation of 1 fl oz per acre tank mixed with glyphosate at 1 quart/acre. This combination broadens the spectrum of weed control and has proven to be highly efficacious. If desired, glufosinate can be substituted for glyphosate.
|Reviton (Tergeo)||2.83 lb a.i./gal||1.0 – 3.0||1||Broad-spectrum – Broadleaves and Grasses|
|Glyphosate||4.0 lb a.i./gal||32 - 64||32|
|Glufosinate||2.34 lb a.i./gal||32 - 43||32|
|MSO||...||Minimum of 1% v/v||1% v/v*|
|Combination Benefits||Reviton + glyphosate or glufosinate:|
Obtain exceptional weed control while reducing glyphosate or glufosinate use to minimum label rates by pairing with Reviton.
|*HSOC adjuvants may be recommend at reduced rates. See label on these products for details.|
What growers are saying
There is no clearer way to show performance than to talk directly with growers who have used Reviton on their fields. Here’s what several growers had to say:
“One of the big challenges we face are resistant weeds,” says Jeffry Mitchell of Moore Company in Mississippi. “They're not getting any better. We're very reliant on paraquat as a pre-emerge, especially in soybeans. It's the only product we have that will basically kill everything. Using Reviton as an alternative to that, maybe a safer alternative that’s equally as effective is very appealing, I would imagine to every producer.”
Frankie Sapp of Georgia shares, “My cover crop’s a wheat crop, and those wild turnips are just all over the place. I gave Reviton herbicide a shot and, there was no doubt, it smoked those wild turnips graveyard-dead. I got a burn instantly and they were gone within 3-4 days.”
Navigate short supply
Within the past year, supply challenges have become commonplace and herbicides are no exception.
“Herbicides like glyphosate, glufosinate and paraquat are in tight supply for the foreseeable future,” says Brock Waggoner, Midwest agronomist at HELM Agro. “I keep hearing the same questions about the 2023 cropping season. Growers are asking ‘How do I reduce herbicide input costs? What do I use when my preferred input is not even available? Is there a way to stretch out tight supplies of (name that herbicide), and still get a clean start?’”
Reviton can anchor your spring burndown, with flexibility to add other tank mix partners that may be in short supply. As you evaluate your spring burndown program, consider adding Reviton as your foundation to help fight resistance and preserve chemistries for the future.
Visit your local retailer to try Reviton today or reach out to your regional HELM rep to learn more.