March 22, 2017

Zypar™ now available to UK & Irish growers

Dow AgroSciences has unveiled Zypar™, a co-formulation of florasum and Arylex™ active. Offering UK and Irish growers unparalleled control of key broad-leaved weeds in both the Spring and Autumn, Zypar is effective in cold and variable temperatures.

“It cuts through traditional limitations usually associated with other synthetic auxins and as long as sprayers can travel, growers can have complete confidence that Zypar will deliver really robust control.”  says Dow’s cereal herbicide specialist Stuart Jackson.

While Zypar’s chemistry shares many of the groundbreaking features that growers using Pixxaro have experienced, its ability to take out weeds in the autumn as well as the spring offers a key difference. 

Zypar can be applied from early growth stages through to growth stage 45 in all winter and spring cereals except oats. Crucially it offers outstanding control of problem weeds such as cleavers, poppies, cranesbill, fumitory, fat hen, chickweed, brassicas and mayweeds.

Growers will get their first opportunity to use the product this spring and are expected to make use of Zypar’s flexibility and alternative mode of action.

“Zypar is a very flexible and compatible product that sits happily in the tank with PGRs, trace elements, fungicides and other herbicides. It can be applied at the T0 fungicide timing to remove competitive weeds early in a single pass. Using the product in this way negates the need for a complicated tank mix at T1. Stuart said.  

“Those growers who will wait until the T2 fungicide timing can use Zypar to mop up weeds that have escaped treatment earlier in the spring, as well as clearing out late flushes of black bindweed which may come through in a wet season. Additionally growers with suspected or confirmed resistance to ALS chemistry in poppies and chickweed will see the benefit of the alternative mode of action straight away”, he continued.

Zypar can also be used in the Autumn when it offers the added bonus of being able to take out volunteer beans and manage high populations of key problem weeds before they start to seriously compete with crops and reduce yields.  

William Corrigan, Dow’s National Business Manager in Ireland concluded, “Efficiency is king in modern day agriculture and Zypar will strike a chord with farmers and agronomists of both large and small farms. They all need a product that they can rely on and in Zypar we have come up with a really strong solution.”