Cattle ranchers and livestock grazers will soon have a new tool to reduce harmful invasive annual range grasses, while encouraging the growth of beneficial and more-nutritious perennials and improving the landscape.
Bayer’s brand-new range herbicide, branded Rejuvra, has been under development for 10 years. It was officially launched after receiving EPA approval June 15. It has also received approval from several state agriculture agencies and should receive more soon, according to Harry Quicke, vegetation management stewardship manager at Bayer. Quicke has been intimately involved with the program since joining Bayer 5 years ago. Large-scale testing began in 2015. Bayer’s research partners included 18 university departments and 12 federal agency, local government and non-governmental organization cooperators.