Syngenta has announced that it will discontinue production of its straight goods glyphosate brands, such as Touchdown, in the 4th qtr. of 2015. No Touchdown will be available from Syngenta after December 31st.
Syngenta will continue to sell its premixed products that include glyphosate, such as Halex GT & Flexstar GT. This move fits better into resistance management plans on hard to control weeds such as Palmer Pigweed and Marestail.
Many retailers have stocked up on Touchdown already, so there will be enough product in the supply chain to last thru a significant portion of the 2016 growing season. However, growers will need to begin looking for other options going forward.