29 March 2002

Upgrade for 33 year-old chem

THIRTY-THREE years after phenmedipham-based Betanal sugar beet herbicides were launched, further formulation changes have been introduced to boost crop safety and efficacy, says maker Aventis.

Betanal Flow, Carrera and Expert replace Betanal Flo, Compact and Progress OF.

The new products contain phenmedipham as a straight, as a mix with desmedipham and with desmedipham and ethofumesate respectively.

Improved weed control and better crop safety combine to offer excellent return on investment, says product manager Jonathan Hill. Tank-mixing flexibility is maintained. &#42