New herbicide registered for hops in Michigan
Hop growers now have another choice for broadleaf weeds and sucker control
A supplemental label for Venue (Pyraflufen-ethyl) EPA Reg No. 71711-25 was recently approved for in-season use on listed broadleaf weeds and sucker management in hops in Michigan. The supplemental label was approved earlier this month in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Venue provides Michigan hop growers with an additional desiccant herbicide option for broadleaf weed control and sucker management. According to the label, use of a COC adjuvant (1-2%) is advised for optimum control, although other adjuvants may also be used.
Ninchino America is currently updating Agrian and CDMS to reflect Michigan as an approved state. Growers are reminded to always follow the label when applying pesticides. In this case, growers should download and have the supplemental label on hand since the product label alone will not be sufficient. For those interested in Pesticide Applicator Certification (highly encouraged) please visit the MSU Pesticide Safety and Education website for training dates.
For those interested in additional aspects of hop production, please check out the new online hop production course: Hop Production in Midwest and Eastern North America. Also, register now for the 2020 Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference, March 5-7, 2020 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. For more hop resources please visit www.hops.msu.edu. For questions related to other agricultural topics please visit Michigan State University Extension, where you can find many outstanding resources.