ADAMA launches propaquizafop herbicide, AGIL, in China

After being granted its first registration in China, ADAM held a press conference in Qingdao, on the 1st March, 2019, to announce the launch of AGIL (propaquizafop 10% EC). 

Since the full registration of haloxyfop-P-methyl in 1997, there has been not a single registration in China of herbicides that control grassy weeds of broad leaf crops. The launch of AGIL in China represents a new herbicidal ingredient in China for controlling grassy weed.
AGIL is a key product of ADAMA, which has greatly contributed to its business development and is a prime product on its portfolio. The active ingredient of AGIL is propaquizafop 10% EC, which was granted registration in 2018 and is a post-emergence selective herbicide. After its application, the product is absorbed quickly by the foliage of grassy weeds, and is then transferred to the entire plant and will accumulate in the meristematic tissue, inhibiting the plant’s acetyl-CoA carboxylase and blocking fatty acid synthesis, thus killing the weeds. AGIL has a very high adsorption capacity, which makes it resistant to rain for an hour after application.
AGIL has been applied to over 45 crops world-wide, such as rapeseed, beet, soybean, peanut, potato, onion, ginger, garlic and various vegetables and fruits. ADAMA attained approval to apply AGIL on soybean, cotton and potato. Applications for registration to more crops are expected to be approved.
AGIL is effective for controlling annual and perennial grassy weeds, such as eleusine indica, barnyard grass, green bristlegrass, volunteer wheat seedlings, wild millet and shortawn foxtail. As its activity range grows, its herbicidal spectrum also increase, as it is effective for controlling eleusine indica, including resistant eleusine indica.
The launch of AGIL in Shandong adds to the APP herbicide family, and is ADAMA’s first foray into the grassy weed herbicide market. AGIL’s launch will be followed by more products in the provinces of Hunan, Hubei and Anhui, bringing new herbicidal techniques to more regions.(Source: AgroNews)
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