Clayton Plant Protection on the frontline in tackling blackgrass…

Posted on 17 September 2023

Clayton Sabre® XL is one of the most flexible products on the market today for reliable grass and broad-leaved weed control in cereals, with a wider label than other generics available, with use approvals on more cereal crops, including spring wheat and spring barley. The product also has a higher (0.9 L/ha) maximum total dose rate than other labels for powerful weed control and added flexibility, with sequential split dose applications of 0.6 L/ha (until 31 March) followed by 0.3 L/ha (after 31 March). Coupled to this are later cut-off spring application timings to GS23 for winter wheat and GS24 for winter barley.

The latest trials research, published in September’s issue of Agronomist & Arable Farmer magazine, proves value of generic chemistry for blackgrass control and wider weed management…

The performance of Clayton Sabre® XL in cereals trials conducted by Prime Crop Research in 2022-23 has demonstrated the benefits of including DFF + flufenacet in frontline blackgrass control programmes.

In a challenging season where hot, dry conditions last autumn prevented stale seedbeds and encouraged high blackgrass dormancy which created a perfect storm for blackgrass (especially where growers drilled slightly earlier), the addition of Clayton Sabre® XL to the market leading blackgrass option was found to be both highly effective and cost-effective.

The increase in control by ‘stacking’ within individual applications and programmes is well recognised and backed up by a raft of trials, including recent NIAB/TAG work.

“Growers should look to start their blackgrass control strategy with an application of at least 4 residual actives” says Laura Buckingham, Business Development Manager for Clayton Plant Protection.

If you would like to read the latest issue of Agronomist and Arable Farmer, please click here.

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