We had been seeing 80% control at best, using alternate products, but incorporating TOUGH 5EC brings that up to 95 - 100%. It's a truly valuable solution to a 'tough' problem.
Adding TOUGH 5EC to our weed control program will help us to more easily ensure the top quality of our mint oil.
You must have clean fields to maixmize yield in mint - incorporating TOUGH 5EC gets you as close as possible to 100% control when applied according to the label.
Pyridate, the active ingredient in TOUGH 5EC, will significantly increase the sustainability of the mint industry in the United States.
It's always nice to have another tool in the shed, when you're talking about weed control, especially for resistant strains of Palmer and Waterhemp.
I personally saw the significant benefits of a pyridate product in the late 90's and early 2000's, and couldn't be more pleased that Belchim USA is bringing it back with TOUGH 5EC.
TOUGH 5EC is the only post-emergent broadleaf weed control option that is both effective and safe in mint.
The benefit of adding TOUGH herbicide to a traditional weed control program in Roundup Ready corn was that TOUGH helped sharpen up the efficacy on velvetleaf and waterhemp. The addition of atrazine helped residual control of late emerging weeds such as morningglory, giant ragweed and other broadleaf weeds species.
This was the first time I had ever gotten my hands on TOUGH 5EC. I was very impressed, it did a phenomenal job! The weed control was great and there was no detrimental effect on the chickpeas.
Specifically with regard to corn, with glyphosate, mesotrione, atrazine, plus TOUGH 5EC in the tank mix, we are seeing 95-100% control.
Growers would love to have TOUGH 5EC in their tool box, especially to control against glyphosate and HPPD-resistant common waterhemp.
TOUGH 5EC had a quick take down; the waterhemp was on the ground and non competitive. Fields stayed clean and regrowth in the TOUGH 5EC treated area held off until early September
It was like the difference when ordering fried chicken, you can get crispy or extra crispy. Adding TOUGH 5EC to the tank mix is like ordering Extra Crispy! I could really see the difference in the area that had been treated with TOUGH 5EC.
The acres treated with TOUGH® 5EC were notably clearer. In areas where you know that weed pressure is typically higher, it makes sense to add TOUGH® 5EC to the mix.
A product like TOUGH 5EC, that can be used when you need it, makes a huge difference in my life. TOUGH 5EC in the post mix may be an additional cost, but if you look at it from the standpoint of what it costs to lose 10 – 15 bushels to weeds, it really makes sense to include it
Even when we find rice stink bugs after a Tenchu applications, they are sick and not feeding.
With long residual control, no resistance and minimal applications needed, Tenchu is a powerful and cost-effective solution for rice growers.
We're seeing at least 7 - 10 day residual control, and many times it's longer than that, so only one or maybe two applications are needed.
Tenchu provides consistent control against the rice stink bug.