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New, non-restricted herbicide controls pasture weeds

published: April 6th 2001
source: ICA of Texas

Southwestern ranchers and other land managers now have a new, non-restricted herbicide option to control invasive broad-leaf weeds in grassland.

Redeem* R&P herbicide joins the full line of products from Dow Agro-Sciences designed specifically for use on rangeland and pastures. Redeem also is labeled for use in non-crop areas, including Conservation Reserve Program acres, fence rows and around outbuildings.

Developed to control broadleaf weeds and release grass production, this new blend of chemistry includes the active ingredients clopyralid and triclopyr amine. Redeem R&P does not contain 2,4-D and does not require a license to purchase or apply. Its low-odor formulation makes it ideal for use near public areas.

The product can be used for weed control under trees due to the minimal volatility of the amine formulation and minimal root uptake of the herbicide components.

Redeem R&P kills thistles, roots and all, a critical element in stopping Cana-da thistle. Redeem also controls biennial thistles such as musk thistle and bull thistle, and also knapweeds, ragweeds, dandelion, cocklebur, plantain, oxeye daisy and many other problem weeds and thistles in pastures.

“Redeem fills an important need for landowners who may not have a license to apply restricted-use pesticides, but who still want an effective herbicide to clean up broadleaf weeds in grazing areas,” explains Lisa Bostock, marketing manager for Dow Agro-Sciences. “Redeem is also a convenient option for maintaining building sites and corrals, or for treating smaller pastures where it doesn’t make sense to hire a custom applicator.

“If you typically rely on 2,4-D to treat weeds in horse pastures, fencelines or around buildings, you’ll see a big difference with Redeem,” Bostock says. “It kills the entire weed plant, compared to a temporary knockdown with 2,4-D. You actually get rid of weeds instead of just burning off top growth.”

Although Redeem R&P is tough on weeds, it won’t harm desirable grasses. Redeem R&P has few grazing restrictions. Beef cattle, horses, sheep and goats may graze before, during and immediately after application. How-ever, lactating dairy animals should not graze or be fed green forage harvested from treated areas within 14 days of application. Hay for lactating dairy animals should not be harvested from treated areas until the next growing season. For other livestock, hay should not be harvested for seven days after treatment.

Conveniently packaged in one-gallon and half-gallon containers, Redeem R&P can be applied with water or liquid fertilizer as a carrier. Broadcast application usually is preferred for large areas, but small weed patches can be treated using a hand-held sprayer.

For more information on Redeem R&P herbicide, contact the Dow AgroSciences Customer Information Center, via e-mail: info@dowagro.com; by fax at 1-800-905-7326; or by phone at 1-800-263-1196.

Dow AgroSciences LLC, based in Indiana-polis, Indiana, is a global leader in providing pest management and biotechnology products that improve the quality and quantity of the earth’s food supply and contribute to the safety, health and quality of life of the world’s growing population. Dow AgroSciences has approximately 6,000 people in more than 50 countries dedicated to its business, and has worldwide sales of more than US $2 billion. Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. *Trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC

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