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Vexis® Herbicide Granular Approved for Use in New York

The herbicide offers dependable control of sedges and kyllinga species.
May 25, 2021


PBI-Gordon Corporation announces that Vexis® Herbicide Granular recently received registration from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for use in the state of New York. It will be available for sale in June 2021.

Based on the proprietary active ingredient Pyrimisulfan, Vexis is the result of an exclusive partnership between PBI-Gordon Corporation, Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., and their US subsidiary K-I Chemical U.S.A Inc., Vexis is formulated for use on residential and commercial sites, sports facilities, and golf course tees, fairways, and roughs. Primary features include:

  • Delivers exceptional post-emergent control of sedges and kyllinga species, including purple and yellow nutsedge, cockscomb, and false green kyllinga.
  • Sold in a 2 lb. shaker can and in a 15 lb. bag. The granular formulation helps reduce off-target drift and volatility compared to products currently available.
  • A low-rate, non-phenoxy product, Vexis has exhibited activity against weeds that have developed resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides.
  • Vexis can be used on a wide variety of cool- and warm-season turfgrasses: Kentucky bluegrass, fine and tall fescues, perennial ryegrass, bentgrass, Bermudagrass, bahiagrass, buffalograss, kikuyugrass, seashore paspalum, St. Augustinegrass (including improved varieties), and zoysiagrass.

About Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1949, Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. established their business when the agricultural chemical industry entered the modern area. Kumiai Chemical is proud to have developed and supplied Japan’s first agricultural chemical and has since grown into a well-established researched-based life science and chemical company, which discovers, develops and markets agrochemical products in more than 50 countries. Pyrimisulfan will be manufactured by the former Ihara Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., which merged with Kumiai Chemical in 2017. In the US, Kumiai Chemical is represented by their subsidiary company, K-I Chemical U.S.A. Inc. For more information, visit Kumiai Chemical’s website here.

About PBI-Gordon
With a line of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, growth regulators and other products, PBI-Gordon Corporation is a national leader in the professional turf and ornamental management industry. Based in the Kansas City metro area and 100-percent employee-owned, PBI-Gordon is celebrating 75 years of innovation and partnership in 2022.

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