Overdrive Herbicide Approved for Aerial Application

Overdrive herbicide, from BASF Professional Vegetation Management, has received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for aerial application as part of a quality vegetation management program. Overdrive has also been approved by EPA for use on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land.

Aerial applications can now be made to all currently approved Overdrive herbicide use sites including non-cropland, pasture/range and CRP, using either fixed wing aircraft or helicopter. Overdrive is generally applied in rates varying between 4 to 8 ounces per acre. Users may want to consider the higher rate to control difficult, larger annual, biennial or perennial weeds. No more than 10 ounces per acre should be applied per season.

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land managers can also now apply Overdrive for broad-spectrum control of vegetation, using ground or aerial application methods. On CRP or federal Set-Aside Programs land, Overdrive may be used in established grass stands for post-emergence broadleaf weed control. A maximum of 8 ounces of Overdrive can be applied per season per treated acre in these areas. Overdrive may be used alone or in combination with other CRP-labeled herbicides to enhance the control of perennial weeds or complement the spectrum of weeds controlled.

Overdrive is a post-emergent herbicide that provides a broad spectrum of control of over 90 undesirable annual broadleaf weeds, including kochia, marestail and prostrate spurge, as well as more than 50 biennial and perennial weeds, such as yellow starthistle, western ragweed and horsenettle. Consult the Overdrive label for use on established grasses.

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