Flexibility and consistency key in pre-emergent ARG control - Elders Rural Services

Flexibility and consistency key in pre-emergent ARG control

BOXER GOLD® Herbicide has time and again demonstrated its agronomic edge over trifluralin and triallate, especially in variable weather conditions.

Now that it is competitively priced against tri-based products, Syngenta senior portfolio lead Garth Wickson said farmers should consider taking a closer look.

“Trial data across key cropping regions of Australia highlight that while trifluralin and trifluralin/triallate tank-mixes can deliver good ryegrass control, their performance can sometimes be variable, as their efficacy is impacted more by weather conditions and different soil types,” Mr Wickson said.

“In side-by-side comparisons the trials have shown that BOXER GOLD® delivers a high level of ryegrass control without being prone to the same degree of variability in sub-optimal conditions.

“It’s a more robust solution to the ARG problem that allows growers to achieve consistently better results with less likelihood of seasonally induced failures causing weed numbers to blowout.”

Multi-level approach

Reliability, consistency and flexibility are all important points for growers to consider when choosing herbicides.

BOXER GOLD® offers control of ARG Group D herbicide resistant populations, as well as silver grass, stone crop (Crassula spp.) toad rush and useful suppression of barley grass.

A flexible-to-use product, application can be changed to suit seasonal conditions, registered usage patterns include:

  • pre-emergent, applied up to seven days prior to mechanical incorporation by the sowing operation (IBS)
  • a split application of 1.75 L/ha pre-plant followed by 750 mL/ha post-plant
  • post-emergent, one-to-three leaf-stage for ARG (suppression).

To expand the weed spectrum even further, Mr Wickson advised BOXER GOLD® can be tank-mixed with trifluralin or Monza*.

At a glance

BOXER GOLD® was developed by Syngenta for tough conditions. For more than a decade it has helped growers control annual ryegrass, including Group D resistant populations, over millions of hectares.

A unique propriety formulation of prosulfocarb and S-metolachlor (Group 15), BOXER GOLD® is an important tool for resistance management.

More consistent, robust control of hard to control annual ryegrass in less-than-ideal moisture planting conditions means BOXER GOLD® can deliver better overall value compared with trifluralin and triallate mixes.

Article written by Syngenta for Seasons magazine. 

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