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New black-grass herbicide in development


ADAMA Agricultural Solutions UK is developing a new herbicide specifically aimed at controlling black-grass in cereals crops.

ALOMAX 433 – the first of three herbicides in ADAMA’s new ALOMAX range – contains three active ingredients, each of which has its own separate mode of action: diflufenican (DFF), flufenacet (FFT) and pendimethalin (PDM).

“Black-grass remains one of the most problematic weeds within UK arable production, and one which requires growers to adopt an integrated management approach incorporating rotational and cultural control measures as well as the use of appropriate chemical solutions at pre- and post-emergence timings,” explains Dr Bill Lankford, Herbicides Technical Specialist for ADAMA UK.

“The burden of herbicide resistance means that growers need to use a range of active ingredients and modes of action to provide effective and sustainable control. We are therefore very excited to be able to announce that we are currently developing three new products, each of which will complement ADAMA’s existing range of black-grass herbicides which already includes a diverse array of active ingredients including chlorotoluron, diflufenican, pendimethalin, flufenacet and prosulfocarb.”

Whilst a specific launch date for ALOMAX 433 has not yet been set, ADAMA’s technical and regulatory teams are working to ensure the new herbicide is available for use within the UK as soon as possible with further updates expected later in the year.

ALOMAX 433: the new choice for sustainable black-grass control

  • Triple-action efficacy makes pre-emergence weed control easy to achieve
  • Delivers consistent weed control with optimised efficacy compared to current market standards

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