July 12, 2017

First batch of Belkar™ delivered to Danish OSR farmers

Danish farmers are celebrating receipt of the first batch of Belkar™, the innovative new herbicide for the post-emergence treatment of broad-leaved weeds in winter oilseed rape.

Manufactured in Drusenheim, France, a team consisting of formulation development, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain worked seamlessly to deliver the initial consignment in less than three weeks from registration. Using a 3-step production process, the Drusenheim factory has a daily capacity of 20,000 litres and will be the main Belkar production hub for Europe. 

Containing Arylex™ active, Belkar offers farmers a vital alternative to their existing pre-emergence treatment regime. It delivers superior control of a wide range of broad-leaved weeds and as well as being fast acting, Belkar is also effective at a much lower rate than other post-emergence alternatives.

Commenting on the achievement, Stefan Fick Caspersen, Dow AgroSciences sales representative in Denmark said ‘It’s been a real team effort to ensure that we hit our production and delivery targets. It means that Belkar is already available to farmers across Denmark in time for them to treat this year’s winter OSR, and that we’ll have the capacity to deliver supplies to other European countries as individual registrations are confirmed’.