Wheat and barley growers in the black soil zone now have two new tools, based on the new Group 4 active ingredient Arylex by Dow AgroSciences. Paradigm and Pixxaro, which contain Arylex, are now registered and will be available for use in 2015. Dow AgroSciences says that these two new broadleaf herbicides are designed to give farmers more flexibility on spray days and less stress during the short spray season.
Arylex is a synthetic auxin representing a new chemical family within the Group 4 mode of action. Pixxaro is a combination of three group 4 herbicides and Paradigm provides Multi Mode of Action on many weed species with both Arylex and a Group 2 active ingredient. Paradigm’s Multi Mode of Action can be highly effective in delaying the onset of herbicide resistance.
Paradigm introduces another breakthrough with GoDRI Rapid Dispersion Technology (RDT). Newly developed coformulants are the key to the technology’s rapid dispersion. With Paradigm, growers can fill a sprayer tank and cover a lot of acres quickly.
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Paradigm and Pixxaro control the worst broadleaf weeds, including very large ones, and can be used from early to flag leaf stages of wheat and barley. Both products have a great fit to control the weeds most common in the black soil zone. Pixxaro controls a wide range of broadleaf weeds including kochia and may be tank mixed with any registered grass product. If kochia isn’t a target, Paradigm is designed to work with Simplicity for complete broadleaf and grass weed control in wheat and can be tank mixed with other grass partners in barley.
“In recent market research conducted by Dow AgroSciences, farmers expressed frustration around complex herbicide decisions, worry about performance when weather conditions are less than ideal and the serious time pressure during spray season. In short, they need less stress, fewer worries and more good spray days. Paradigm and Pixxaro provide the solution,” says Kelly Bennett, cereals portfolio marketing lead for Dow AgroSciences.