Viterra launches own version of Liquid Achieve

Grain company Viterra has added another Group 1 product to its new roster of company-branded herbicides, this time for Prairie spring and winter wheat, barley and rye producers.

The product, which the Regina company has dubbed Marengo, is a tralkoxydim herbicide, using the same active ingredient and rate as Dow AgroSciences’ product Liquid Achieve.

Viterra said the product is registered for post-emergence control of annual grasses in all varieties of spring wheat, winter wheat, two- and six-row barley and spring and winter rye, protecting against wild and volunteer oats, green and yellow foxtail, barnyardgrass and Persian darnel.

Its registration, like Liquid Achieve’s, covers it for use only in the three Prairie provinces and in the Peace River, Okanagan and Creston Flats regions of B.C.

Viterra since February has now launched four Group 1 grass herbicides, also including Foothills, Shadow RTM and WildCat, plus a Group 1 and 4 combination dubbed Cypress.

The exact origin of the new product’s name wasn’t specified, but Viterra’s heritage company, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, previously operated a grain elevator at Marengo, Sask., about 45 km west of Kindersley.

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