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Sorghum Herbicide Advances
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Feb 12, 2016 09:08 AM CST

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- Sorghum growers' decade-long wait for herbicide-tolerant technology is finally nearing an end.

The EPA has approved the active ingredient for DuPont's Zest herbicide, a key component of the ALS-tolerant Inzen grain sorghum system.

The agency announced its registration approval for nicosulfuron use in sorghum, which will eventually be marketed as Zest, said Wayne Schumacher, the commercialization manager for DuPont's Crop Protection division. The EPA is expected to approve the official Zest brand label as early as April, he added.

The Zest herbicide is designed to be used over the top of Inzen grain sorghum hybrids, which ...

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