Off-patent weed killer targets Liquid Achieve

Revised, Feb. 24 –– Off-patent herbicide maker MANA Canada has picked up registration for Bison 400L, a Group 1 herbicide it plans to position against Dow AgroSciences’ Liquid Achieve.

Bison marks the first time that the Group 1 active ingredient tralkoxydim has been introduced into the Canadian market since Achieve, MANA (short for Makhteshim Agan of North America) said in a release Monday.

Meant to compete against Liquid Achieve on price, Bison is registered for use in spring, winter and durum wheat, barley and rye, MANA said, adding that the product controls Persian darnel, wild oats and foxtail.

“We believe marketplace competition is good for all producers and retailers and MANA is once again delivering an alternative to that marketplace,” said Dale Kushner, commercial business manager for Calgary-based MANA Canada.

“Bison is going to be available from leading retailers and sold at a fair price as we don’t believe in the complex, bundled pricing packages that some other manufacturers use,” he said.

Bison will be packaged by the 40-acre case, which will carry an eight-litre jug of Bison and an eight-litre jug of the adjuvant Addit, the company said.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article, which stated MANA Canada would position Bison as a competitor to Nufarm’s Achieve Liquid Gold, was incorrect. Achieve Liquid Gold, a product marketed by Nufarm through an agreement with Syngenta Crop Protection, is a separate product with a bromoxynil/MCPA ester component for broadleaf control. Liquid Achieve, a Group 1 product sold by Dow AgroSciences, is a tralkoxydim for control of grassy weeds. We regret the error.



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