Syngenta Receives Registration of Monument Herbicide

Syngenta Professional Products announces the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration of Monument herbicide for post-emergence weed control use in commercial turf markets, including golf courses, sod farms and commercial property management. The active ingredient in Monument, trifloxysulfuron sodium, provides control of sedges and green kyllinga in the warm-season turfgrass species, including Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass.

A sulfonylurea herbicide, Monument demonstrates control of key weeds including purple and yellow nutsedge, annual sedges, oxalis, green kyllinga and various other weeds in warm season turfgrasses. With low use rates, a repeat application in four to six weeks may be necessary for control of certain weeds.

In overseeded Bermudagrass, Monument can be used to remove Poa trivialis and/or perennial ryegrass for enhanced spring transition. Cool-season turfgrasses are very sensitive to Monument, therefore, lower use rates will promote a more gradual removal of the overseeded turf species.

Monument will be available in a 75WG formulation, but will not be available for sale through distribution channel partners until early 2004.

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