Feb. 23, 2017
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed to approve a new product containing a new active constituent from Dow Agrosciences. The product is Crusader GoDRI Herbicide (215 g/kg Pyroxsulam + 451.5 g/kg Cloquintocet acid, safener), it’s the first product containing the active cloquintocet acid proposed for the Australian market.
Cloquintocet acid is a crop safener which modifies the physiology of the target crop to make it more resilient to the impact of selective herbicides. Pyroxsulam has previously been considered by the APVMA. Pyroxsulam is an APVMA approved active constituent and is present in the APVMA registered product Crusader Herbicide.
Crusader GoDRI Herbicide is a selective herbicide. The proposed use pattern is as a foliar spray to post-emergent wheat (excluding durum varieties) and triticale, at the 3 leaf up to 1st node stage, to control various grass and broadleaf weeds. The product is to be applied by ground boom, only once per annum at a rate of 70 g product per hectare which equates to 15 g a.i. pyroxsulam per ha and 32 g a.i. cloquintocet acid per ha.
Crusader GoDRI Herbicide is currently registered in Canada as Simplicity Go DRI Herbicide for control of grass and broadleaf weeds in spring wheat, durum wheat and winter wheat.
Public consultations for this proposal will be closed on March 21, 2017.