The EPA has registered Brake herbicide for pre-emergence use in cotton.
According to officials with SePRO Corporation, manufacturer of Brake, the registration was approved on February 11.
Brake offers cotton growers a strong residual herbicide with a new mode of action that can serve as the foundation for comprehensive weed control programs, regardless of traits. The product provides exceptional cotton tolerance and extended residual weed control. In field testing, it has demonstrated very good control of herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth, or pigweed, as well as many other broadleaf weeds and grasses.
Brake also excels under wet conditions, providing assurance when it is too wet to get back in the fields for timely postemergence herbicide applications.
Many of the estimated 9 million acres of cotton that are projected to be planted in 2016 are challenged by resistant weeds like Palmer amaranth. This level of resistance was a primary reason why USDA sought SePRO’s interest in developing Brake for cotton. Brake has been developed over the last four years in conjunction with the National Cotton Council, Cotton Incorporated, over 25 university researchers, industry experts and growers.
“Having the opportunity to develop Brake alongside the grower community has been invaluable for this new class of chemistry for cotton,” said Bill Culpepper, CEO of SePRO.
More information about the Brake story and experiences of researchers and growers is available online.
Source – SePRO Corporation