Helm Gains EPA Registration For Reviton Herbicide

Helm Agro US, Inc announced that Reviton herbicide has received federal registration from EPA.

Reviton is a PPO-inhibitor herbicide with a novel active ingredient called Tergeo. It is a non-selective herbicide for preplant burndown and desiccation segments in field corn, cotton, soybeans and wheat.

According to the company’s announcement, the product was evaluated In more than 700 North American product development trials and regulatory studies and “demonstrated extremely promising performance ratings in burndown control for more than 50 broadleaf and grass weeds, including ALS, triazine and glyphosate-resistant species.”

Additional characteristics of the new herbicide include an ultra-low use rate, tank mix compatibility, crop rotational flexibility and expanded use as a desiccant for cotton. The new product is also fast-acting with herbicidal effects occurring within 24 hours after application.

Classified as a Group 14 herbicide, Reviton will be formulated as a suspension concentrate containing 2.83 pounds of active ingredient per gallon.

“I am proud of our teams research and development efforts, and their commitment to excellence in bringing Reviton to market,” said Dave Schumacher, President of Helm Agro US. “With EPA approval granted ahead of the 2021 season, growers have a new product to add to their weed control toolbox which will allow them to be more successful when combatting troublesome weeds and resistance issues.”

Tergeo is a new molecule discovered by Farm Hannong, a Korean agrochemical company, and developed and registered by ISK Biosciences Corporation, a subsidiary of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd., for use in the United States. Earlier this year, Helm Agro US and ISK Biosciences Corporation agreed to collaborate regarding the distribution of Reviton herbicide for the U.S. crop protection market.

“At a time when few new herbicides are being brought to market, Reviton is truly breakthrough technology,” says Schumacher. “At Helm, we have a passion for discovering new technology that will help shape the future of agriculture while creating greater value and profitability for our customers.”

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