Classic breeding techniques were used to identify and to integrate the tolerance to ALS-inhibitors into KWS breeding programs to make CONVISO® SMART varieties the perfect partner of the new herbicide. The sugarbeet weed control system CONVISO® SMART is jointly being developed by KWS SAAT SE and Bayer.
Meanwhile you can get a little sneakpeak of the main aspects of CONVISO® SMART here:
CONVISO® SMART is an innovative weed control system for sugarbeet. Two key components are working hand in hand:
Smaller quantities of active ingredients
Recommended target dose rate per season is 1.0 l/ha
Less frequent applications
1-2 sprayings in a time period of approx. 14 days
Broader application window
The optimum for an application is reached at the 1-3 leaf stage of weeds, but possible up to 6 leaves depending on the species (with full dosage 1.0 l/ha)
The new herbicide can be applied:
Application only on SMART KWS Varieties.
The new herbicide can be combined with any classic herbicide registered for the use in sugarbeet.
Resulting from less applications, the new herbicide can lead to a significant reduction of active substances and CO2 released into the environment.