Akapit® 125 EC

CIECH Sarzyna, the largest Polish manufacturer of plant protection products, extends its product offer with an exceptionally effective herbicide - AKAPIT® 125 EC. This new product is a selective herbicide used to eliminate monocot weeds from many dicotyledonous crops including rape, potato and vegetables. AKAPIT® 125 EC is a product for farmers, who care about highly efficient control over a wide range of weeds and providing crop safety at early plant growth stages. This agent is both all-purpose and cost-effective – it can be applied at various doses in many types of crops.

Two graminicides are proposed by CIECH Sarzyna to control monocotyledonous weeds in winter rape and many other crops: LABRADOR® EXTRA 50 EC, which is very popular among farmers, and the new product – AKAPIT® 125 EC containing very well-known active substance valued for its properties: the p – butyl fluazifop.

- An increasing problem of monocot weeds occurrence in many important crops has been observed in recent years. This is due to the compensation of weeds that’s replacement of one weed group by other ones. Even few plants of common windgrass or cockspur grass per square metre may considerably reduce crop yield. At the same time, these plants have high proliferation potential and their seeds can last in soil even 20 years. In order to meet the needs of our customers, we offer our tested broad-spectrum product - says Jacek Skwira, Director of Strategic Marketing and Product Portfolio Management in AGRO business, CIECH Group.

Optimal selection of co-formulants for the AKAPIT® 125 EC herbicide formulation allows applying more than 16% smaller dose of active substance in order to achieve herbicidal effectiveness comparable to other products containing this substance. Additionally, clear application method allows broad range of dose selection for most of weed species. All this, combined with basic properties of active substance, makes AKAPIT® 125 EC safer for crop plants than other graminicides.

P-butyl fluazifop (aryl-phenoxypropionic acids) is an active substance recommended to control grass weeds (including self-sown cereals) in many dicotyledonous crops. It is absorbed through grass leaves, and moves in phloem and xylem. In annual grasses it accumulates in meristems, and in perennial plants - in roots and runners. It is an inhibitor of acetyl coenzyme A (CoA) carboxylase. The minimum temperature needed for it to work is 5-8o C, and optimal usage temperature range is 15-25o C. The procedure should not be performed at temperatures exceeding 27o C. The substance decomposes during vegetation period, thus posing no risk for successively grown plants. Dicotyledonous plants can be grown after a plantation is ploughed.

Other valuable advices regarding crop plant protection can be found at (i.a. in the “Expert’s Advices” and “Weed Atlas” tabs) or on a“ CIECH Sarzyna” YouTube channel.