EPA registers Gowan herbicide premix

gambit logoThe Environmental Protection Agency has registered Gambit, a premix from Yuma, Arizona-based Gowan USA comprising Permit and Peak. The active ingredients are halosulfuron and prosulfuron, respectively.

Arkansas, Louisiana and Missouri have issued state registrations. Approval is pending in Texas and Mississippi.

Gambit is not registered for use in California.

The premix provides growers with a flexible, wide application window.

But Craig Sandoski, Gowan product development manager, says, “the earlier, the better to take advantage of the residual provided by prosulfuron. The real advantage is going to be the early post or pre-emerge applications.”

Gambit can be used as a pre-plant burndown through post flood. It targets a broad array sedges and broadleaf weeds. In fact, the new premix adds 50 additional broadleaves to what Permit Plus already controls.

Both active ingredients are ALS herbicides that belong to the Weed Science Society of America’s Group 2.