A new free smartphone app to help guide growers and agronomists through the complicated issues associated with ALS herbicide tank-mixes and sequences, has been launched by DuPont.
The free app is called the DuPont SU Sequencer and can be downloaded via the i-tunes store (Search DuPont SU sequencer). It gives up-to-date information on CRD approved ALS sequences and tank-mix options and access to the complete DuPont ALS tank-mix and sequence database.
The app works via 3G and is updated instantly with the most current recommendations. An android version is expected to be available shortly. In addition, growers can gain access to the DuPont technical hotline at any time, via a simple smart button within the app.
The backlog in controlling autumn germinating weeds caused by a very wet autumn will increase the need for tank-mixing and sequencing of ALS herbicides for both grass and BLW control this spring, says herbicide product manager David King. ALS sequences or tank-mixes must be registered with CRD and it is a legal requirement that growers adhere to the label.
ALS sequences and tank-mixes are product specific, so just because different products might contain the same active ingredients, it cannot be assumed that their ALS tank-mix and sequence options are the same, he says.
This adds to a level of complexity at a time when growers are under increasing pressure. Fortunately, this smart phone app puts this information at the grower and agronomists fingertips.