Dow AgroSciences has just made the scene with Sendero for mesquite control.
Sendero is the first new mesquite herbicide to reach the market since the company released Reclaim herbicide in 1987.
For 25 years, Reclaim herbicide tank-mixed with Remedy herbicide (later Remedy Ultra herbicide) has been the predominant mesquite treatment used on millions of acres. Company officials now expect Sendero to replace that tank mix as the treatment of choice. Like the original standard, Sendero is labeled for aerial, ground broadcast and foliar individual plant treatments.
"There's no question that Sendero is now the best mesquite treatment available," says Dave Owens, Range and Pasture portfolio marketing leader for Dow AgroSciences. "In trials, it has delivered both better and more consistent control than the previous standard."
In a series of aerial trials, Sendero herbicide averaged more than 10 percentage points better control than the tank mix of Reclaim and Remedy Ultra used in the same trials. The trials were funded by Dow AgroSciences and conducted by range specialists within Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
In those aerial trials, Sendero averaged 76% root-kill two years after treatment compared to 64% for the Reclaim/Remedy Ultra tank mix.
Perhaps more important, company officials note, mesquite control with Sendero was about 40% more consistent than that from the old standard tank mix of Reclaim plus Remedy Ultra.
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