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The Brake You Need for Pigweed

Palmer amaranth control in different herbicide systems using Brake as the foundational residual.

Palmer amaranth control in different herbicide systems using Brake as the foundational residual.

New Brake Herbicide provides extended weed control with excellent safety to cotton, allowing you to maximize yield potential. This new mode of action in the fight against glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth should be incorporated into a complete cotton herbicide program. Brake formulations are combined with a second herbicide active ingredient to maximize spectrum and control, and further strengthen your resistance management program. Brake is an excellent pre-emergent, even in wet conditions, allowing your cotton to get off to a great start. 

  • NEW Mode of Action

  • Excellent Safety to Cotton

  • Extended Residual Control

  • Dual Modes of Action

  • Keeps Working, Even Under Wet Conditions

New Mode of Action

Brake Formulations by State, 2016. 

Brake Herbicide provides a new mode of action in cotton with the bleaching herbicide fluridone. Brake inhibits carotenoid synthesis and is readily absorbed by weeds via roots and translocated. 

Crop Safety

Brake Herbicide provides cotton tolerance via differential uptake/sequestration of the herbicide compared to weed species. Brake has been shown to have the ability to ameliorate potential fomesafen injury (the second active ingredient in Brake F16), allowing cotton to get to a more advanced leaf stage faster while providing excellent weed control and maximizing yield potential. 

Brake Herbicides are combined with a second active ingredient to maximize spectrum and control, and further strengthen your resistance management program. Brake F16 contains fomesafen, while Brake FX contains fluometuron.

Potted plants, untreated and those treated with Brake Herbicide. 

New For Cotton

Regardless of trait and cropping systems used in cotton production, a pre-emergent herbicide is a critical component of your weed control program. Palmer amaranth is a zero tolerance weed and must be controlled using a complete herbicide program to ensure control and maximize yield potential of your cotton field. Weeds have multiple flushes throughout the season and some trait systems have minimal control solutions for escapes of tolerant weeds during the season. Start weed free and stay weed free to maximize effectiveness and yield potential. Brake contains dual modes of action. These active ingredients, from different target sites of action groups, are combined for improved weed control and resistance management practices. Combining active ingredients is one way to delay development of herbicide resistance. 

Cotton Application Guideline for Brake Herbicide. 

Do not use Brake as a stand-alone herbicide. Brake must be used as part of a comprehensive weed control program. Weeds may escape control prior to Brake being activated by moisture. A post-emergent application 12 to 16 days after planting that includes a non-selective post-herbicide, in combination with a residual herbicide (e.g. Warrant® or Dual Magnum®), is required to control early germinating weeds and overlapping residual herbicides. The purpose of overlapping residual herbicides during post-emergent applications is to eliminate all weed escapes for a zero-tolerance approach. Aggressive scouting is recommended and, when necessary, use secondary post-emergent applications including a residual herbicide. Depending on the frequency of weed escapes, standard post-directed or layby herbicide applications are also recommended, when necessary, in addition to other cultural practices. only use herbicides that are compatible with the cotton variety being grown. If uncertain, contact a local extension agent or crop consultant to verify herbicide tolerance for different cotton varieties.