Chemicals Regulation Directorate confirms Ioxynil onion weed controller to be withdrawn early

The Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) has recently confirmed that the withdrawal of ioxynil containing herbicides will now be a year earlier than previously communicated.

Bayer has warned that this means that distributors have to sell out stocks of the widely used herbicides Oxytril CM (bromoxynil + ioxynil) and Totril (ioxynil) by 31 August 2015.

Growers have to use up stocks by 31st August 2016.

The reason for the earlier withdrawal is in order to conform to the European regulatory timetable

Oxytril CM has been widely used for broad-leaved weed control in cereal crops and Totril has been the main post-emergence herbicide for control of broadleaved weeds in onions, leeks, shallots and garlic.


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