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Pontos®

Pontos® is an herbicide with residual and contact activity for the control of grass and broad-leaved weeds in winter wheat, winter barley, winter rye and winter triticale.

Benefits

  • 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.

Product Details

Active ingredient(s)240 g/l flufenacet and 1000 g/l picolinafen
FormulationSuspension Concentrate (SC)
Pack size5 litres in outers of four
CropsWinter wheat, winter barley, winter rye and winter triticale
Weed spectrumAnnual meadow-grass, loose silky bent, Italian ryegrass, charlock, cleavers, common chickweed, common field speedwell, common poppy, field pansy, ivy-leaved speedwell, mayweeds, shepherd’s purse, volunteer oilseed rape (including Clearfield)
Maximum individual dosePre-emergence: 1.0 litre per hectare Before GS 30: 0.5 litres per hectare
Maximum number of treatmentsOne per crop
Latest time of applicationBefore crop growth stage 30
Water volume100-400 litres per hectare
Aquatic buffer zone6 metres
Other specific restrictionsThis product must not be applied via hand-held equipment
Active ingredient(s)240 g/l flufenacet and 1000 g/l picolinafen
FormulationSuspension Concentrate (SC)
Pack size5 litres in outers of four
CropsWinter wheat, winter barley, winter rye and winter triticale
Weed spectrumAnnual meadow-grass, loose silky bent, Italian ryegrass, charlock, cleavers, common chickweed, common field speedwell, common poppy, field pansy, ivy-leaved speedwell, mayweeds, shepherd’s purse, volunteer oilseed rape (including Clearfield)
Maximum individual dosePre-emergence: 1.0 litre per hectare Before GS 30: 0.5 litres per hectare
Maximum number of treatmentsOne per crop
Latest time of applicationBefore crop growth stage 30
Water volume100-400 litres per hectare
Aquatic buffer zone6 metres
Other specific restrictionsThis product must not be applied via hand-held equipment
Label Pontos Label
Safety data sheet Pontos MSDS
Environment Information Sheet Pontos EIS
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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

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