Breakfree® NXT Herbicides Improve Early Season Weed Control

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Enhanced formulations advance proven Breakfree® family of products and deliver better early season weed control.

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 5, 2014 – Corn growers have improved options for early season weed control this spring with updates to a well-known DuPont Crop Protection product line. DuPont has launched DuPont™ Breakfree® NXT herbicides, new herbicides that deliver the same benefits as previous Breakfree® products in improved formulations.

“The Breakfree® herbicide family is known for providing cost-effective, early season weed control in corn,” said James Hay, business director, North America, DuPont Crop Protection. “Breakfree® NXT formulations will give growers even better options for getting valuable crops off to a strong start this spring.”

Like their predecessors, flexible Breakfree® NXT herbicides allow application from preplant to early postemergence (before corn is 11 inches tall) and can be used in conventional, reduced-till and no-till production systems. They mix easily with other labeled preemergence herbicides, such as DuPont Instigate®Prequel® or Resolve® Q for even broader-spectrum control. In two-pass programs, Breakfree® NXT herbicides can be followed by Realm® Q, Resolve® Q, or Steadfast® Q herbicide.

With three formulations to choose from, Breakfree® NXT herbicides offer growers flexible options to control challenging grass and broadleaf weeds including barnyardgrass, foxtail lambsquarters, pigweed, ragweed and waterhemp (when used at the full rate).

  • Breakfree® NXT is an atrazine-free formulation that features a safener to protect young crops and give growers the option to apply at higher rates when targeting challenging broadleaf weeds.
  • Breakfree® NXT ATZ is an atrazine-based herbicide that provides cost-effective control of a variety of grasses and small-seeded broadleaf weeds.
  • Breakfree® NXT Lite provides valuable preemergence control of grass and small-seeded broadleaf weeds with a reduced rate of atrazine.

Hay said that while application rates have changed slightly, the new Breakfree® NXT formulations fit seamlessly with current crop protection programs to help growers maximize results from every acre. They are also included in the TruChoice® rewards program, which helps growers partner seed and crop protection products for the greatest economic advantage.

DuPont™ Breakfree® NXT ATZ, Breakfree® NXT Lite and Prequel® are restricted-use pesticides. The information provided on this website is for reference only. Always refer to the product labels for complete details and directions for use.