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December 14, 2020
Agrofina opens the doors to show its solutions in resistant weeds
In order to face the problem of control of black branch and red yuyo in soybean pre-planting, Agrofina proposes to carry out a detailed monitoring of Alana's performance in the weed control strategy presented by producers in their lots

This technical-commercial action, which began with the selection of distributors and producers, began to take shape in October when the samples were distributed to prospects.

The plan includes evaluations in the coming months with an Agrofina regional technician and a commercial reference in the area. If the health situation in the place allows it, events will be organized in the field, complying with the protocols that are dictated. Finally, a final report will be prepared, once the evaluation period has concluded, jointly between the regional technician and the client's commercial evaluator technician.

Mariano Bergoglio, in charge of the company's marketing area, commented: “we want to invite a group of distributors and producers to participate in a series of trials through which we want to publicize our future launches by participating in an exclusive and anticipated way , so that they can also help us to spread the performance of our products and also can become witnesses and participants in the evolution of Agrofina ”.

Alana began to develop seven years ago as a solution to the problem of the red yuyo that was originally found in the south of the province of Córdoba with the potential to expand. At that time, black branch was already present in all productive areas of the national territory.

Given the imminence of problems with both weeds, Agrofina thought of a solution for these two very problematic weeds. Alana was developed seeking to solve this need with the most active selective active ingredient Diclosulam for the control of black branch together with the selective Flumioxazin for red yuyo. By combining both molecules, the aim is to achieve an integrating solution that allows more efficient fallows with greater weed control.

Lisandro Guerrieri, from Technical Development, highlighted that “with the increase in resistant weeds in their batches, producers had to combine different active ingredients to be able to control them correctly, even using products from different companies. This also leads to incompatibilities when applying the products, which leads to problems in the application and / or loss of efficiency. Alana, on the other hand, is a compatible product from the company avoiding all these inconveniences ”.

Due to the physical and chemical characteristics of Flumioxazin and Diclosulam, the Agrofina laboratory worked on various types of formulations and, due to their stability, it was determined that the best type of formulation for Alana was that of a concentrated aqueous suspension ( SC), which consists of very fine particles of the active ingredients in water as a vehicle, and when forming the application broth (dosing the formulation in water), a stable diluted suspension is obtained.

In this regard, Hugo March, head of the Agrofina laboratory commented: “We work together with the Technical Department, studying the problems of the agricultural producer and designing what solutions we can offer them, and in this way we generate formulations that solve these problems, focusing on the user safety and environmental aspects related to the production and use of the formulations”.

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