Apr. 10, 2017
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is proposing full registration for the sale and use of BASF’s herbicide saflufenacil (trade marked as Kixor) and its end-use product, Detail to control broadleaf weeds in non-cropland areas.
Saflufenacil is a contact herbicide, classified as a Group 14 herbicide by the Weed Science Society of America and as a Group E herbicide by the Herbicide Resistance Action Committee.
Saflufenacil results in cell membrane destruction and necrosis. The foliage of sensitive plants turns yellow and brown followed by death of the whole plant. Saflufenacil is currently registered for use to control broadleaf weeds in lentils, soybean, barley, canary seed, chickpea, field corn, sweet corn, oats, dried field peas, wheat (spring, durum and winter) and in chemfallow.
Detail is the first Group 14 herbicide that may be applied to emerged weeds, while providing residual control of certain weed species in non-cropland areas.
Detail, in combination with Merge or Hasten NT Spray Adjuvant, may be applied once per year using ground application equipment. Detail may be applied alone or tank mixed with other herbicides for broader spectrum weed control.
PMRA invites the public to submit written comments on the proposed registration decision for saflufenacil and Detail before 21 May 2017.