While there is growing concern on the reducing number of crop protection products, Dow AgroSciences is previewing an active ingredient that will power the next generation of broad-leaved weed herbicides.  Designed to specifically meet UK market needs, this new class of herbicides will be the first output of Dow’s strong development pipeline.
Dow AgroSciences has a long heritage in producing innovative breakthroughs for UK agriculture. The current catalogue includes iconic brand names that have stood the test of time over decades, such as Dow Shield®, Kerb® and Starane®. Now a new active ingredient – Arylex® Active – is set to revolutionize this market again. From a new class of chemistry Arylex Active will provide a backbone for future broad-leaved weed herbicide solutions meeting all the requirements of UK Agriculture.
“We are very proud of what Arylex Active will bring to farmers striving to meet the demands of operating in modern agriculture,” said Alex Nichols, cereal herbicides marketing manager for Dow AgroSciences UK. “With a wide spectrum of weeds controlled, no rotational implications, outstanding reliability in  the UK’s unpredictable weather conditions and no cross-resistance, it is easy to get excited by its strengths.”
Dow envisages Arylex® Active will be the basis for a new range of herbicides that will marketed in formulated mixtures which have been devised to meet the specific needs of UK cereal growers.
“Arylex® is one of the first active ingredients to progress completely through the new European registration system and this active ingredient will play a long term role in weed control within UK agriculture,” said Dr Nichols.
 “The first products containing Arylex® Active are expected to be available during 2016. They will offer three key benefits: First, a very wide spectrum of weed control. Second, effective control under a wide range of climatic conditions. Third, very high levels of crop safety to treated and following crops. All things considered we feel products based on Arylex® Active will provide simple, convenient and effective control to broad-leaved weed control in cereal crops.”
Also being developed for the UK market is a brand new insecticide active ingredient. Isoclast® Active is from a new class of insecticides and will offer control of sap sucking insects, such as aphids, in a wide range of crops. Key features will include no-known cross resistance to other insecticides together with a favourable profile on beneficial organisms.
“As with herbicides, we have a long tradition of dependable insecticides,” said Dr Nichols.
In 2014, Dow AgroSciences announced that globally it had the strongest pipeline of future products in the company’s history. Arylex® Active and Isoclast® Active are the first fruits emerging from this development pipeline for the UK market.
CropTec 2015:
If you would like to discuss these new active ingredients with Dow AgroSciences, please visit their stand at this year’s CropTec event on Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th November, East of England Showground, Peterborough
In addition to the free advice on offer in CropTec’s topical and technical seminars, there will be numerous exhibitors you can talk to find ideas, inspiration and answers on everything from crop protection and nutrition to plant breeding and soil management in one place, at one time.
To encourage knowledge exchange among the British farming community further, this year’s event is FREE for farmers to attend. You MUST pre-register online to ensure you receive your free place.
General pre-registered admission: £12, all visitors will charged £15 on the gate on the day of the event.