RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF Professional Vegetation Management (ProVM) has recently introduced Overdrive(R) herbicide, the newest addition to its product portfolio. A postemergent herbicide, Overdrive provides fast, long-term control of broadleaf weeds in key non-crop markets, such as roadside, industrial and rangeland. A unique formulation of diflufenzopyr and dicamba, Overdrive reduces active ingredient use by half, while achieving consistent or improved control of target annual, perennial and biennial broadleaf weeds. This new herbicide is particularly well-suited when cost-effective control of tough nuisance weeds is critical. "One of the key benefits of Overdrive is that it can be applied in low use rates," said Dan Beran, Market Development Specialist, BASF ProVM. "This helps vegetation managers reduce application costs and increase weed-control effectiveness, without sacrificing long-term control of broadleaf weeds." Plot studies(1) have shown that application of 4 - 6 ounces per acre of Overdrive can result in equal or greater weed control when used alone or in combination with other herbicides, such as clopyralid, picloram or triclopyr. It is well suited for roadside vegetation management in guardrail, median and right-of-way areas. In addition, Overdrive is an excellent tool for use in touch-up or burndown treatments in key bareground markets, such as industrial facilities and utility substations. "Because Overdrive(R) herbicide contains diflufenzopyr, it offers increased dicamba activity and makes Overdrive an ideal choice for enhancing tank mix partners," said Beran. "For example, combining it with Tordon* 22K herbicide (picloram) in a tank mix results in better control of the toughest broadleaf weeds, including leafy spurge." Overdrive controls more than 90 annual broadleaf weeds, including kochia, Russian thistle, marestail, sowthistle and prostrate spurge, as well as more than 50 biennial and perennial weeds, such as musk thistle, yellow starthistle, Canada thistle, western ragweed and horsenettle. For more information on Overdrive Herbicide, visit www.vmanswers.com . BASF: Helping Make Products Better(TM) BASF is the world's leading chemical company, offering its customers a range of high-performance products, including chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as crude oil and natural gas. With sales of EUR 3 billion in 2002, BASF's Agricultural Products division, headquartered in Mount Olive, New Jersey, USA, is a leading supplier and marketer of fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. Based on its broad experience in R&D, manufacturing, marketing and sales, the vision of BASF's Agricultural Products division is to be the world's leading innovator, optimizing agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality of life for a growing world population. Further information on BASF Professional Vegetation Management can be found on the Web at www.vmanswers.com . (1) Tichich, R.P., and J.D. Doll (University of Wisconsin-Madison); BASF Research Trials Always read and follow label directions. Overdrive is a registered trademark of BASF. *Tordon is a registered trademark of Dow AgroSciences.
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