Viterra adds Pursuit-type herbicide to lineup

Viterra has added a Group 2 broadleaf and grassy weed product for field pea, bean and alfalfa crops to its new roster of company-branded crop protection products.

Pulse Star contains the Group 2 active ingredient imazethapyr, the same as the Pursuit brand marketed by BASF, which also manufactures Pulse Star for Viterra.

It’s registered for use in field pea, dry bean and alfalfa crops against grassy and broadleaf weeds, including green foxtail, redroot pigweed, hemp-nettle, chickweed and cleavers.

Pulse Star’s label designates it as registered for use only in the Prairie provinces and B.C.’s Peace River cropping region. Viterra, in a release Wednesday, specified the product is registered for use in the Prairies’ black and grey wooded soil zones.

Viterra began selling its own company-branded herbicides in February. Its roster also includes WildCat (Group 1), Broadside (Group 2 and 4 combo), Cypress (Group 1 and 4 combo) and, most recently, a Group 1 product called Foothills, for use by wheat growers against grassy weeds.

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