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Three reasons why Bicep
gives better control
than most tank mixes.
Sure, most tahk mixes do a pretty
good job on weeds and grasses in corn.
But what if you could get even better
control with just a singleyproduct? With
Bicep;* you can. \
Bicep is different. It’s the
double-duty herbicide that gets both
weeds and grasses all by itself;
Bicep actually outperforms irr
mixes. One reason why is that
low in volatility.
Volatile herbicides escap
Bicep is more soluble than most
Solubility is the ability of a her
bicide to dissolve in water and become *
available for weed and grass uptake.
The extra solubility of Bicep realjy v
helps. Because of it, Bicep is easily car
ried by water into the weed and grass
germinating zone of the soil. And once N
it's there, Bicep is better dispersed. So ,
it does a better job.
Greater solubility also makes
Bicep readily available in the soil to be
Adsorption is the adhesive quality
of a herbicide—how tightly or loosely it
clings to soil particles. A herbicide that
is too adsorptive becomes tied up by
the soil —it becomes inactive. A her-
bicide that is not adsorptive enough
leaches out excessively.
But with Bicep, adsorption is ex
cellent, which helps explain why Bicep
has staying power. Bicep stays active in
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absorbed by the roots and shoots of
wee d seedlings that compete with
corn. And it’s part of the reason Bicep is
so effective in reduced tillage fields. A
light rainfall is all it takes to wash Bicep
©• ' off surface trash and into the soil where
*" it will go right to work,
v Yet, for all its solubility, Bicep
doesn’t leach out significantly. It will
give you the control you need right
- **7 r through harvest, even in a rainy
Bicep stays available and active in the soil solution growing season.
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Bicep goes into the soil, not into the air
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of weeds and grasses
the air soon after application. They be
come ineffective. But not Bicep. Put it
down and it stays put for season-long
control—even in cool, wet weather.
Low volatility is just the beginning
of what makes Bicep better. Keep it in
mind if you’re up against tough weeds
like cocklebur, pigweed, ragweed or
black nightshade. Or late germinating
grasses like foxtail, panicum or
the germinating zone right through
harvest. Yet there are no carryover
problems with Bicep, so you can rotate
Low volatility. Greater solubility.
Excellent adsorption. These are just
some of the properties that help make
Bicep better than most tank mixes.
Your dealer can tell you about other
Bicep advantages, "felk to him soon.