Tennessee Retailer Sees Success With New Kyro™ Herbicide

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Sprayer in early corn at sunrise

As the first premix to combine acetochlor, topramezone and clopyralid, Kyro™ herbicide brings unique benefits to corn farmers. Tennessee retailer Wes Bradley saw these benefits firsthand when he trialed the herbicide on 1,000 acres with heavy weed pressure — including pigweed, marestail and grass weed populations.

“I chose this particular customer’s field to trial Kyro herbicide because I could see it pretty much every day. I’m heavily involved in that operation and could see exactly how the product worked,” says Bradley, who works for Nutrien Ag Solutions and manages two retail locations in western Tennessee.

Bradley is no stranger to weed resistance and recognizes the importance of a full program approach to weed control. Kyro herbicide can be used as a stand-alone herbicide or tank-mixed with glyphosate, atrazine or other corn herbicides, which gives you the option to customize a weed management program to fit your weed pressure.

“We used a preemergence herbicide three weeks prior to planting,” Bradley says. “Then we sprayed a tank mix of Kyro and glyphosate along with Radiate foliar feed about 14 days after emergence. We had complete control with the product, and I was just tickled to death.” 

For Bradley and his customers, finding a postemergence herbicide with a long-acting residual to keep weeds from coming up is key. “That’s exactly what we found in Kyro,” he says. “The unique mode of action for grass control is also really important in that postemergence pass.”

Encapsulated acetochlor offers excellent crop safety

In addition to managing some of the toughest weeds in western Tennessee, Bradley appreciates the crop safety and handling characteristics that Kyro herbicide offers.

“The crop safety was excellent,” he says. “We did not ding the corn. We didn’t bleach the corn like we do with some other products, and I didn’t see any stacking of nodes on the corn during application.”

When it comes to handling, Bradley is used to higher use rates — which means running a lot of product to get acres sprayed. “With Kyro, the use rate was lower, so we didn’t have to use as much, which was very convenient,” he says. “We never ran into any tank-mixing issues, either.”

Even with corn acres down this year, Bradley ordered twice the amount of Kyro herbicide that the retail location used last year. “We want to grow that business and hit the troublesome acres,” he says.

Watch this video to see if Kyro herbicide is the right fit for your operation:

Kyro™ is not registered for sale or use in all states. Kyro is not available for sale, distribution or use in Nassau and Suffolk counties in the state of New York. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions.