The generalisation that we have more problems than solutions in tillage farming has been dealt a blow with the launch of a new herbicide active called Arylex Active. This is not just a new active but also a new family of herbicide actives with a suggested relatively low risk of resistance development.

The PCS number for a new commercial herbicide from Dow AgroSciences called Pixxaro is 05525. And for Northern growers this number is MAPP 17545. Pixxaro contains a mix of fluroxypyr (280 g/l) plus halauxifen-methyl (12 g/l). Halauxifen-methyl is the actual active that is being referred to as Arylex Active trademark.