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Syngenta Launches New Herbicide

Syngenta announced the launch of a new herbicide, Recognition according to a release. The new herbicide offers control of more than 40 weeds, including major sedges, dollarweed and clover in St. Augustinegrass, zoysiagrass, buffalograss and kikuyugrass.

“We’re excited about the new control options Recognition will bring lawn care operators, golf course superintendents and sod growers,” said Lane Tredway, Ph.D., technical services manager for turf, Syngenta. “It will fill the gaps in their ability to control weeds with unprecedented turf safety.”

Metcamifen is in Recognition as a proprietary safener which allows the new herbicide to be used in broadcast applications. Recognition can also be used in tank mixtures for faster, stronger and broader-spectrum control.

“The safety of Recognition on St. Augustinegrass looks very good,” said Fred Yelverton, Ph.D., professor and extension specialist for turfgrass/forage crop weed management at NC State University. “I haven’t seen any injury on St. Augustinegrass with Recognition.”

Recognition can be tank mixed with Fusilade II herbicide to remove bermudagrass (common and hybrid) from established zoysiagrass. The new herbicide is turf safe with both bermudagrass and zoysiagras and is an alternative to burndown herbicides.

“Compared to current options for bermudagrass suppression in established zoysiagrass, the combination of Recognition and Fusilade II is more effective on bermudagrass with significantly improved turf safety to zoysiagrass,” said Tredway. “For turf managers considering a conversion from bermudagrass to zoysiagrass, this tank-mix combination makes it possible to sprig zoysiagrass directly into established bermudagrass through oversprigging, saving time and money compared to traditional methods.”

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