Pontos® is an adaptable autumn SC herbicide containing flufenacet and picolinafen, offering excellent control of grass and broad-leaved weeds in winter cereal crops. With a long application window, Pontos® can be applied pre or post emergence of the crop until the end of tillering (before GS30).
- When applied pre-emergence, provides excellent control of grass and broad-leaved weeds
- No rotational or following crop restrictions
- Low dose rate
- SC formulation
- No organic solvents or odour, this is a non-staining formulation which rinses easily from containers.
This adaptable autumn herbicide has three benefits in one, broad spectrum weed control, flexibility and easy handling.
Pontos® is an SC formulation containing 100 g/l picolinafen and 240 g/l flufenacet. It can be applied pre-emergence at 1.0 l/ha or post-emergence of the crop at 0.5 l/ha. Latest crop timing is end of tillering.
The unique formulation of the two active ingredients makes Pontos® an effective herbicide solution that is flexible to fit into any situation. Pontos® works well in both both drier and moister conditions and does not have any following crop restrictions such as DFF containing products.
For many comparable products, herbicide resistance has been a growing trend. Pontos® has proven to be effective against black-grass, annual meadow grass, italian ryegrass and annual broad-leaved weeds.
Picolinafen – the performance partner
Picolinafen is the performance partner, an ideal combination with flufenacet that brings a different mode of action. Picolinafen has a complementary effect on flufenacet, it broadens the broad-leaved weed spectrum, speed of activity and grass-weed efficacy.
In areas with heavy black-grass infestation, no single product can do the job alone. Stacking and sequencing programmes of herbicides are necessary to get sufficient control. Pontos® can be tank-mixed with a wide range of partners for either pre or post-emergence control.
|Active ingredient(s)||100 g/l picolinafen + 240 g/l flufenacet|
|Formulation||Suspension Concentrate (SC)|
|Pack size||5 litres in outers of four|
|Crop(s)||Winter cereals (wheat, barley, rye, triticale)|
|Weed spectrum||Black-grass, annual meadow grass, Italian ryegrass and annual broad-leaved weeds (for full list see label)|
|Maximum individual dose||1.0 litre per hectare (pre-emergence) OR 0.5 litre per hectare (post-emergence)|
|Maximum number of treatments||One per crop|
|Latest time of application||Pre-emergence (up to 1.0 litre per hectare) OR before crop growth stage 30 (0.5 litre per hectare maximum)”|
|Water volume||100-400 litres per hectare|
|Aquatic buffer zone||6m to surface water bodies (1m from a dry ditch) and 3*DRT for all uses|
Broad-spectrum weed control
The following photos illustrate how the complementary activity of picolinafen accelerates the speed of activity against even highly resistant black-grass. Pontos® gives excellent control of annual meadow grass at 0.5lt/ha both pre and post-emergence.
Works fast on emerging weeds – increased speed of activity at peri/post Vs Liberator
DAT = Days after treatment