Westbridge Agricultural Products, based in Vista, California, has received approval from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for BioLink herbicide. It is registered as a broad-spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in and around all food and non-food crops.
Westbridge’s patented and proprietary formulation is an emulsifiable concentrate that has been approved by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in certified organic food production.
“The introduction of this new product into Canada is exciting news and what organic growers have been waiting for,” says Westbridge president, Tina Koenemann. “The herbicide will provide growers with a safe and valuable tool to help meet their certified organic crop production goals. It will also be a valuable option for conventional growers to use as a rotational herbicide where weeds have become resistant to chemicals.”
With more than nine years of grower-proven efficacy and university testing, BioLink herbicide consistently provides fast and effective burndown on a wide variety of annual and perennial weeds and grasses. The active ingredients are naturally-occurring fatty acids which disrupt the plant’s waxy cuticle and cell walls, causing weeds to dehydrate and die. The product is not volatile so vapour damage will not occur to non-target plantings.
This herbicide can also be a beneficial tank-mix partner to enhance conventional herbicide efficacy, and it is an excellent IPM tool to rotate with conventional herbicides to minimize resistance.
BioLink herbicide is low-foaming, easy-to-use, and has no pre-harvest interval so it can be applied up to day of harvest. It is safe for pollinators and beneficial insects.
For more information on BioLink herbicide EC and Westbridge’s full product line, call (800) 876-2767 or visit www.westbridge.com.
Source: Westbridge Agricultural Products May 5, 2020 news release