RevitonT is a next-generation burndown herbicide that quickly controls weeds resulting in a clean start for maximum yield potential and better return on investment. Brock Waggoner, Midwest Sales Agronomist with HELM Agro US, answers Frequently Asked Questions about new Reviton and its many performance benefits. Reviton is breakthrough herbicide technology, offering a new proprietary active ingredient for use in the preplant burndown and desiccation segments.Proven to control or suppress more than 50 broadleaves and grasses, key characteristics of Reviton include an ultra-low use rate, broad tank mix compatibility, crop rotation flexibility and expanded use as a desiccant for cotton. What crops can Reviton be used on? Reviton is currently registered for use as a burndown in corn (field), cotton, soybeans, and wheat.
What is the mode of action in Reviton? Reviton's novel active ingredient is called TergeoT, a PPO-inhibitor herbicide with a WSSA Group 14 classification. As a new pyrimidinedione herbicide, Tergeo shuts down chlorophyll production and photosynthesis resulting in a rapid build up of reactive oxygen species and lipid per oxidation of the cellular membrane followed by quick herbicidal effects.How should Reviton be applied? Reviton's primary utility is for burndown (preplant or preemergence) ahead of crop planting. The recommended application method is a broadcast spray using conventional low-pressure ground sprayer equipment. For achieving high levels of efficacy, a spray volume of 10 GPA is recommended along with use of flat-fan nozzles. For dense weed populations, an increase in spray volumes to 15 to 20 GPA is recommended. Extending its versatility, Reviton can also be used as a desiccant on cotton for quick and reliable crop drydown prior to harvest.