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It's the Aclonifen Effect

Maximise your grass-weed control with three modes of action

Maximise your grass-weed control this autumn with the Aclonifen Effect. When you combine herbicides Liberator and Proclus, three modes of action work in synergy, giving you excellent control of problematic grass-weed species like black-grass, rye-grass, brome species plus a range of broad-leaved weeds. This powerful combination also contributes to a robust herbicide resistance management strategy. Discover the Aclonifen Effect and protect your wheat yield this season.

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Three different modes of action

Three modes of action for highly effective grass-weed control. To find out more watch the video below.

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Why use more than one mode of action?

The Herbicides Resistance Action Committee (HRAC) classifies all herbicide active substances into mode of action groups, according to how each active kills or damages a plant.

Using more than one mode of action helps to lessen the risk of herbicide resistance developing and results in better weed control. Target weeds are less likely to be able to overcome all of the processes from each mode of action, reducing the risk of weed populations rapidly developing resistance.

This is particularly important in cereal crops, where there are biological similarities between the crop you want to protect and the weed you want to kill.

Aclonifen is unique because it’s the only active substance in group 32, while diflufenican is in group 12 and flufenacet is in group 15. When you apply these three actives together, they target different parts of the plant’s cell to kill the target weed.

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Use new actives responsibly

Herbicide resistance is a natural, genetic process which can occur in any weed population, and means that all active substances are under potential threat.

Aclonifen has been classified in new mode of action group, this doesn’t happen very often, so it’s important to use it responsibly.

Having a diverse weed control programme is more sustainable. This can be achieved by using active substances from different HRAC mode of action groups, which affect different processes in the plant. This diversity of control makes the selection pressure more complex, and it’s less likely that resistance will develop. It’s also important to not repeatedly use the same modes of action over and over again, since this will rapidly drive resistance in a weed
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The risk of grass-weed herbicide resistance in cereals crops is higher because of the biological similarities between the crop and the target weed, so extra care needs to be taken to use herbicides appropriately.

Aclonifen can only be applied in tank mix with Liberator, at true pre-emergence timing. To support a good resistance management plan, use cultural controls as part of your overall weed control, and ensure any follow-up sprays use herbicides from different HRAC mode of action groups.

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