Adama Agricultural Solutions UK is developing a new range of herbicides specifically aimed at controlling blackgrass in cereals crops. It says the new Alomax range will comprise of three formulations, each of which will contain three active ingredients and three modes of action.

“Black-grass remains one of the most problematic weeds within UK arable production,” notes David Roberts, herbicides technical specialist at Adama UK. “It 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.

“The added 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,” Mr Roberts continues. “We are therefore very excited to be able to announce that we are currently developing three new herbicide products, each of which will complement ADAMA’s existing range of blackgrass herbicides which already includes a diverse array of active ingredients including chlorotoluron, diflufenican, pendimethalin, flufenacet and prosulfocarb.

“Whilst a specific launch date has not yet been set, our technical and regulatory teams are working tirelessly to ensure the new products are available for use within the UK as soon as possible, and hope to be able to provide a further update in 2020.”