Three major agricultural organizations, Albaugh, Colorado Wheat Research Foundation and Limagrain Cereal Seeds have announced the EPA registration of Aggressor herbicide, the exclusive-use herbicide for the CoAXium wheat production system. Aggressor herbicide is formulated to provide growers with a new mode of action to address tough-to-control winter annual grassy weeds, including feral rye, Group 2 or ALS resistant biotypes of downy brome grass and jointed goatgrass.
Aggressor herbicide will be the exclusive herbicide brand for use with two new CoAXium wheat varieties. Incline AX and LCS Fusion AX, both hard red winter wheat varieties, are scheduled for a 2018 fall launch with limited amounts of certified seed available to growers in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Montana and parts of Oregon and Washington.
Aggressor herbicide and the CoAXium system are a result of innovative thinking and vision of Colorado growers and Colorado State University. This joint collaboration focused on delivery of novel solutions for wheat producers in North America and around the globe. The CoAXium technology platform combines a patented herbicide-tolerance trait, elite germplasm, and Aggressor herbicide brands.
“The CoAXium wheat production system was built from the ground up by growers who had innovation, performance and grower value in mind,” stated Chad Shelton, global proprietary products director at Albaugh. “Aggressor herbicide will provide growers with a new grassy weed control tool to help to maximize their return on investment.”