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Albaugh Introduces Clomate™ 3ME Herbicide to U.S. Crop Protection Market

ANKENY, Iowa, November 7, 2023 — Albaugh is pleased to announce that the company has received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Clomate™ 3ME herbicide (EPA Reg. No. 45002-60).

Clomate™ 3ME contains the active ingredient clomazone, well-known for its excellent weed control in rice, tobacco, soybeans, and cucurbit crops. Preemergence applications of Clomate™ 3ME control annual grass and broadleaf weeds, including panicum, crabgrass, barnyardgrass, and broadleaf signalgrass in rice, plus lambsquarters, foxtails, and common ragweed in soybeans and tobacco. The microencapsulated formulation provides excellent handling and storage characteristics while minimizing the effects of off-target movement and volatility.

“Clomazone has been the foundation preemergence herbicide in both conventional and herbicide-tolerant rice programs for many years,” said Andy Bogue, Albaugh U.S. Sales Director – Crop Protection. “Clomate™ 3ME will give Mid-South rice growers a new clomazone alternative with the microencapsulated formulation and outstanding weed control that they know and trust, with application flexibility up to the five-leaf stage.”

Clomate™ 3ME will be available through authorized Albaugh distributors for the 2024 growing season. Clomate™ 3ME is not registered for sale or use in California.

About Albaugh, LLC
Albaugh, LLC is a privately owned U.S. limited liability corporation, founded in 1979 by Dennis Albaugh. Headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, Albaugh is the largest privately held supplier of post-patent crop protection products in the world with an ever-expanding portfolio of core crop protection products, seed treatment platform, and the specialty line of turf and ornamental products. Albaugh is a global business, operating world-class, multi-functional plants supporting in key regions of the world including North America, Mexico/LATAM North, Brazil/Paraguay, Argentina/LATAM South, Europe/MEA and China/Asia/Pacific. To learn more, visit