HELM Agro US Launches New Herbicide

HELM Agro US, Inc. said it has launched Zone Elite, a pre-emergence herbicide for broad-spectrum weed control, for U.S. soybean growers.

Zone Elite has an application window from 30+ days preplant up to three days after planting. Controlling the toughest grasses and small-seeded broadleaves, Zone Elite delivers outstanding efficacy on more than 45 different weed species.


“For growers battling resistance, Zone Elite is an ideal weed control solution,” says Jan Stechmann, President of HELM Agro US. “With two modes of action plus 45 to 60 days of residual activity, Zone Elite keeps early season soybean fields clean for longer periods – allowing more flexibility for post-emergent applications.”

A proven weed control tool for waterhemp, foxtail and Amaranthus pressure regions, Stechmann says Zone Elite will be available in 2019 for soybean growers in the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-South, as well as North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

With a best-in-class oil dispersion formulation, Zone Elite contains Group 14 and 15 herbicides consisting of 0.7 pounds of sulfentrazone and 6.3 pounds of metolachlor per gallon of active ingredients.

Labeled for ‘pre’ application in all soybeans, traited and conventional, Zone Elite is also approved for use in dry shelled peas. Zone Elite is tank mix compatible with fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides and adjuvants, and packaged in 2 x 2.5-gallon cases.

Zone Elite application rates for soybeans are determined according to soil texture and percentage of organic matter on a per field basis, ranging from 19.0 to 38.7 ounces per acre.