HELM Agro US Receives California Approval for HELMET and HELMET SPC herbicides

Tampa, FL (May 29, 2018) – HELM Agro US, Inc. announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulations (CDPR) has approved HELMET® and HELMET® SPC herbicides for use on selected crops in that state.

HELMET and HELMET SPC are HELM Agro US’ newest additions to the metolachlor herbicide portfolio. Both products deliver superior grass and small-seeded broadleaf control with the added benefit of residual activity. One application controls an impressive list of tough-to-manage weeds, including those resistant to glyphosate, PPO and ALS herbicides.

"This registration is important news for California growers with the availability of two economical alternatives of equal performance and quality to market leading metolachlor products,” says Jan Stechmann, President of HELM Agro US.

HELMET herbicide

Widely used as a pre-emergent treatment for two-pass weed control programs, HELMET is an ideal fit for Roundup Ready®, Clearfield® and Liberty Link® crops. Approved for use in corn, cotton, pod crops, potatoes, safflower and soybeans, HELMET herbicide contains 7.8 pounds of metolachlor plus Benoxacor safener per gallon.  

HELMET SPC herbicide

As a top performing grass treatment, HELMET SPC is tank mix compatible with fluid fertilizers and a wide variety of broadleaf herbicides to expand control spectrum. Approved for use cotton, pod crops, potatoes, safflower, soybeans and tomatoes, HELMET SPC contains 8 pounds of metolachlor (with no safener) per gallon.

HELMET and HELMET SPC can be used preplant surface-applied, preplant incorporated, pre-emergence and post-emergent. Available in easy-to-use emulsifiable concentrate formulations, both products are packaged in 2 x 2.5-gallon cases and 270-gallon totes. 

About HELM Agro US

HELM Agro US, Inc., located in Tampa, Florida, was founded in 2003. Its parent company, HELM AG, is a multi-billion-dollar family-owned business with a history spanning 117 years. Today, HELM AG is one of the world’s major independent chemical marketing enterprises with more than 100 subsidiaries in over 30 countries. HELM is committed to providing high quality crop protection solutions through innovative chemistries, convenient formulations and uncompromising customer service.

Jan Stechmann

Jan Stechmann

Executive Director

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