BASF Agricultural Solutions UK


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.
Active ingredient(s)100 g/l picolinafen + 240 g/l flufenacet
FormulationSuspension Concentrate (SC)
Pack size5 litres in outers of four
Crop(s)Winter cereals (wheat, barley, rye, triticale)
Weed spectrumBlack-grass, annual meadow grass, Italian ryegrass and annual broad-leaved weeds (for full list see label)
Maximum individual dose1.0 litre per hectare (pre-emergence) OR 0.5 litre per hectare (post-emergence)
Maximum number of treatmentsOne per crop
Latest time of applicationPre-emergence (up to 1.0 litre per hectare) OR before crop growth stage 30 (0.5 litre per hectare maximum)”
Water volume100-400 litres per hectare
Aquatic buffer zone6m to surface water bodies (1m from a dry ditch) and 3*DRT for all uses
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Why Pontos?

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.

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