Prepackaged herbicide mixtures

The industry continues to market prepackage mixtures of herbicides that are also available as individual products. There are several reasons that a prepackage mixture may be appropriate for use including the formulation of the prepackage mixture and the convenience, which is likely most important to growers. Also growers handle fewer herbicide containers and as the components of prepackage mixtures are premeasured, there is less risk of measuring errors.

There are, however, several potential limitations to prepackage mixtures. In specific fields, the ratio of products included in the mixture may not be appropriate. Growers who tank mix the components can adjust the rates to the conditions of the specific field. Further, prepackage mixtures may be more expensive than purchasing the separate components.

A list of prepackage mixtures, commercial names of the components, and the amount of each, follows:

Trade name            Mixture components       lbs AI/lb         Company
                                               or /gal product

Bicep 6E              Dual + AAtrex            3.3 + 2.7          Ciba
Bicep Lite 5L         Dual + AAtrex            3.33 + 1.67        Ciba
Bronco 4E             Lasso + Roundup          2.6 + 1.4          Monsanto
Buctril/Atrazine 3L   Buctril + Atrazine       2 + 1              Rhone Poulenc
Bullet 4L             Lasso + Atrazine         2.5 + 1.5          Monsanto
Canopy 75DF           Lexone + Classic         0.64 + 0.11        DuPont
Commence 5.25EC       Treflan + Command        3 + 2.25           Elanco/FMC
Concert SP            Classic + Pinnacle       0.125 + 0.125      DuPont
Cycle                 Dual + cyanazine         2 + 2              Ciba
Extrazine II 4L       Bladex + Atrazine        3 + 1              DuPont
Freedom 3E            Lasso + trifluralin      2.67 + 0.33        Monsanto
Fusion 2.66E          Fusilade + Option        2 + 0   .66        ICI
Galaxy 3.67E          Basagran + Blazer        3 + 0.67           BASF
Laddok 3.33L          Basagran + Atrazine      1.66 + 1.66        BASF
Lariat 4L             Lasso + Atrazine         2.5 + 1.5          Monsanto
Lasso/Atrazine 4L     Lasso + Atrazine         2.5 + 1.5          Monsanto
Lorox Plus 60DF       Lorox + Classic          0.57 + 0.31        DuPont
Marksman 3.2L         Banvel + Atrazine        1.1 + 2.1          Sandoz
Passport              Pursuit + trifluralin    0.2 + 2.4          Am Cyanamid
Preview 75DF          Lexone + Classic         0.7 + 0.065        DuPont
Pursuit Plus 3CE      Prowl + Pursuit          2.8 + 0.2          Am Cyanamid
Ramrod/Atrazine       Ramrod + Atrazine        3 + 1              Monsanto
Sal   ute 4E          Trifluralin + Sencor     2.7 + 1.3          Mobay
Storm 4E              Basagran + Blazer        2.7 + 1.3          BASF
Sutazine 6ME          Sutan + Atrazine         4.8 + 1.2          ICI
Tornado 1.75E         Fusilade + Reflex        0.75 + 1.0         ICI
Turbo 8E              Dual + Sencor            6.55 + 1.45        Mobay
Updated 03/04/1993 - 1:00pm