Rimfire Max receives EPA approval

October 22, 2009 07:00 PM

Wheat producers have a new solution to tackle tough-to-handle weeds with the registration of new Rimfire® Max from Bayer CropScience.
Rimfire Max, a post-emergence herbicide, contains two active ingredients to provide superior control of the toughest problem grass and broadleaf weeds in spring wheat. Rimfire Max delivers broad-spectrum control of more than 30 tough-to-handle weeds including ACC-ase resistant wild oats, bromus species and Persian darnel.
"The business of weed control options has become a challenging game for wheat growers who depend on effective products to protect the value of their crop,” says John McGregor, Bayer CropScience product manager for cereal herbicides. "As they experience new challenges with weed spectrums changing, growers need to re-evaluate their herbicide programs. Rimfire Max brings the control of tough weeds other herbicides miss.” 
New Rimfire Max provides superior control of wild oats (including ACC-ase resistant biotypes), and other tough weeds like Japanese brome, cheat and Persian darnel. And for one-pass control, Rimfire Max is compatible with many broadleaf tankmix partners including Huskie® herbicide to expand the range of weed control.
Applied to actively growing spring wheat – from emergence up to flag leaf emergence – Rimfire Max continues to hold back new weed flushes with its in-season residual activity. Bayer CropScience recommends that growers apply Rimfire Max at 3 ounces per acre when grass weeds are in the one-leaf to two-tiller stage and before broadleaf weeds are larger than two inches in height.
Rimfire Max also has excellent rotational flexibility including a 10-month rotation to 12 key crops, including sugarbeets.
Rimfire Max is one of the many innovative solutions provided by Bayer CropScience – a company committed to bringing new technology to the forefront of crop production. For questions concerning the availability and use of Rimfire Max, growers should visit their retailer, contact a local Bayer CropScience representative, or visit Bayer CropScience online at www.BayerCropScienceUS.com.
Bayer CropScience LP, 2 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer, the Bayer Cross, Huskie and Rimfire are registered trademarks of Bayer. Huskie and Rimfire Max are not registered for use in all states. For additional product information call toll-free 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937) or visit our Web site at www.CerealExperts.com.
Bayer CropScience LP is the U.S. business of Bayer CropScience AG.
About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.4 billion (2008), is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of more than 18,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.newsroom.bayercropscience.com.

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