Crop Protection

Buctril returns for broadleaf weed management

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22 February 2022, Australia: With tighter supplies of some farm input products and heightened pressure from broadleaf weeds following a favourable season, it’s good news for winter croppers to once again have access to Buctril® post-emergent herbicide from Bayer.

The Group 6 (former Group C) herbicide contains 200 g/L of bromoxynil in an emulsifiable concentrate formulation (EC), and will be available in 20 L and 110 L pack sizes from March.

Buctril controls a wide range of broadleaf weeds in wheat, barley, oats, cereal rye and triticale, as well as in linseed, clover and lucerne pastures and on fallows.

It can be applied in cereal crops from the three-leaf stage through to full tiller and has excellent compatibility with a range of other cereal and pasture post-emergent herbicides.

In trials with Bayer’s new Mateno® Complete herbicide set to be available for the 2022 season, Buctril proved complementary, delivering enhanced control of hard-to-kill broadleaf weeds.

Mateno Complete contains pyroxasulfone, diflufenican and aclonifen, a new herbicide mode of action for Australia, and controls a broad spectrum of grass and broadleaf weeds.

“For harder-to-control weeds, especially broadleaf weeds, the trials showed the addition of Buctril with Mateno Complete improved the reliability of control,’’ said Tim Wilkie, Marketing Lead, Broadacre, with Bayer Crop Science.

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