Broaden the Spectrum on Weeds

Dow AgroSciences combines new chemistry with proven 2,4-D.

Published on: May 17, 2006

Dow AgroSciences has broadened the spectrum on pasture and range weed control with a new product combining traditional 2,4-D and a new molecule - aminopyralid.

Sold as ForeFront R&P, the new broad-spectrum weed control is formulated and registered under the EPA’s Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative. It requires no license for purchase or application (other than state 2,4-D restrictions) and can be used to water’s edge on ponds, non-irrigating creeks and other riparian zones.


BROAD SPECTRUM CONTROL: Iron weed and worm wood are two of more than 60 invader species on the list for control with Dow AgroScience’s new broad-spectrum range and pasture herbicide. Company officials say their product was developed under the EPA Reduced Risk Pesticide Initiative and can be used in riparian zones.

Dow say its product controls more than 60 broadleaf weed species including biennial and perennial thistles, cocklebur, horsenettle, curly dock, ironweed, ragweed, vervain and more.

ForeFront is designed to translocate from foliage throughout the plant, interrupting the plant’s metabolic pathways and growth patterns. Because of its mode of action it’s even effective on bolted thistles, says Bob Gordon, Dow AgroSciences senior marketing specialist.

ForeFront carries no grazing restrictions for any class of livestock, including lactating dairy animals, and provides immediate as well as residual control of many range and pasture weed species.

Labeled rates range from 1.5 pints to 2.6 pints per acre depending upon the targeted species.

Gordon says the product is rainfast within two hours of application when applied according to the label.

For more information on ForeFront R&P call (800) 263-1196 or visit