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Helena Agri-Enterprises delivers new weed control solution

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Helena Agri-Enterprises unveiled a new post-emergence soybean herbicide nearly one year ago, at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, TX. The new weed control option has since earned regulatory approval, and will be available for use in 2021.

Helena Agri-Enterprises is “terribly excited” to offer Antares Complete to farmers and ranchers this spring, shares Mark Wayland, senior brand manger of herbicides.

“This concept came directly from our customers,” Wayland says.  “Weed management and controlling weeds early are topics they talk to us about. We listened (and) put a three-way product together that is going to be flexible for use, in pre-plant burndown and pre-emerge in soybeans. It’s going to do a fantastic job of controlling tough-to-control weeds like waterhemp, palmer amaranth, pigweed, grass species, and both large- and small seeded-weeds.”

Helena Agri-Enterprises strives to have a positive impact on its grower-customers by helping them control weeds early on. Antares Complete will help them in their mission by leaving “customers profitable and efficient.”

“We’ve done over four years of trial testing. We even spent a year tweaking the formulation to improve the overall complimentary response of the three herbicides in this product,” Wayland says. “We expect long residual control. You want to get these pre-emerge herbicides down early in the season because we know if you don’t control those weeds in the first two to three weeks, you will not be able to recover that yield loss.”

For more information on Antares Complete, visit helenaagri.com.