New Broadleaf Weed Control Option In Durum

Durum wheat growers now have access to the same great weed control that spring wheat and barley growers have come to expect from DuPont Triton K herbicide. Now registered for use on durum wheat, Triton K controls some of the toughest broadleaf weeds including Group 2-resistant kochia, narrow-leaved hawk’s beard, cow cockle, wild buckwheat, flixweed and Russian thistle.

“Triton K is the only herbicide that controls all of the top 10 weeds targeted by growers in the brown soil zone,” says Jon Gough, DuPont cereals product manager. “Now producers can use it in durum wheat too.”

There are three active ingredients in Triton K from two different groups (Groups 2 and 4).

Because the herbicide dissolves completely into solution, it offers faster, easier, more consistent tank cleanout and less risk to subsequently sprayed crops like peas or canola.

Potash Corp. Further Curtails Potash Production

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, the world’s largest fertilizer producer, plans to further curtail potash production after recent industry data showed that North American potash inventories have risen.

The output cuts reflect a continuing near-term drawdown of inventories as customers work through stockpiles built up before the global economic crisis hit, Potash Corp. said in a statement.

The company said it plans to reduce 2009 potash production by an additional 1.5 million tonnes, bringing the total expected curtailments of operational capacity this year to at least 3.5 million tonnes.

The latest data from the Fertilizer Institute indicates that potash inventories at North American producers are 42 per cent higher than the previous five-year average.

The new round of production curtailments will affect about 940 workers at the company’s Lanigan, Allan and Rocanville mines in Saskatchewan, a company spokesman said.

About two-thirds of the 940 employees will be temporarily laid off, while the remainder will be recalled to handle maintenance-related functions.

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