HELM Agro U.S. Unveils REVITON Herbicide With Novel Active Ingredient


HELM Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces Reviton as the name of its new herbicide, which is currently under EPA regulatory review.

Reviton is a PPO-inhibitor herbicide with a novel active ingredient called Tergeo. A non-selective herbicide for the preplant burndown and desiccation segments, Reviton will be one of the first new PPO herbicide to be introduced in the U.S. in more than a decade.

New Molecule Discovery
The new molecule was discovered by Farm Hannong, a Korean agrochemical company, and has been globally commercialized as a joint development with Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd, a Japanese agrochemical company.

Earlier this year, HELM Agro US and Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha entered into a long-term collaboration for the commercial development of Reviton herbicide, which contains the novel molecule, exclusively for the U.S. crop protection market.
The U.S. launch of Reviton is anticipated later this year following federal and state registrations for use in field corn, cotton, soybeans and wheat. According to HELM, additional crop registrations are to be expected.

In more than 700 North American product development trials and regulatory studies, Reviton has demonstrated extremely high-performance ratings in burndown control for more than 50 broadleaf and grass weeds, including ALS, triazine and glyphosate-resistant species.

A preeminent new tool for row crop growers, HELM describes Reviton’s active ingredient as being fast-acting with effects occurring within 24 hours after application.

Additional characteristics of the breakthrough herbicide include an ultra-low use rate, tank mix compatibility, crop rotational flexibility and expanded use as a desiccant for cotton.

Classified as a Group 14 herbicide, Reviton will be formulated as a suspension concentrate following EPA clearance for commercial activities.

Reviton: A Next Generation Chemistry
Dave Schumacher, President of HELM Agro US, says Reviton is a next-generation chemistry specifically designed to solve growers’ toughest weed control challenges across a wide range of crops and geographies.

“At a time when few new herbicides are being brought to market, Reviton is truly breakthrough technology,” he says. “The performance of Reviton in field trials has been impressive. Growers and retailers will be excited once they see the product in action.”