In Arylex, the creation of new products is guided by a process established as Create Product Success (CPS). This process covers all the functions, as well as R & D, also in the commercial field, aiming at the efficient delivery of new products that cover the customer’s needs. Similarly, there are no surprises with these products. The CPS process sets out the detailed tasks and report accounts for project deliverables, base activities for each stage, schedule and order of tasks and important decision aspects.
Key Objectives of Dow AgroSciences (DAS)
Without a doubt the launching of blockbuster products such as Pyroxsulam (cereals), Aminopyralid (R & P, cereals), Isoclasta (sucking insects) and Spinetoram (chewing insects) were key targets. The creation and presentation of widely adopted input aspects such as SmartStax, Herculex, WideStrike and PowerCore modified the control of maize, cotton and soybean insects. The presentation of the Omega-9 oil platform Nexera canola (oilseed rape) and sunflower evolved the healthy cooking oil industry. Discovering new technologies such as Arylex (cereals) and herbicides Riskor (rice), and the active fungicide of cereals Inatreq, has also been of great importance.
Why DAS arrives at Arylex
Among synthetic auxin herbicides, DAS has always been the leader. Because weeds have a low probability of creating resistance to this complex mode of action, we believe that there is still scope for innovation in this area. The research program had several goals, such as optimizing the potency and consistency of control, the weed spectrum, and aspects of the environmental objective.
Duration of the process
This research program began at the end of the year 1990 with a progress in a new field of chemistry (arilpicolinatos) that are in the laboratories of discovery. It took about eight years of research to locate the perfect set of attributes found in the Arylex discovery. After that, it took nine more years for product development before the first launch in 2014.
The first tests of Arylex (click here) in the field were in the year 2006. After making the initial characterization, DAS decided to commercialize Arylex in 2009. Thus, in 2012, it was possible to complete the AI regulation package with presentations in Europe and other countries. From there, the first approvals are generated which were confirmed in 2014 by China, Australia and Canada, after which happened the registration of Annex 1 of the European Union in 2015.
Main benefits of Arylex
Arylex arises from a new class of synthetic auxins called ‘arylpicolinates’, this compound gives unique capabilities compared to other auxin herbicides. They are characterized by a very low dose control (5-6g / ha), an extensive application advantage in cereal cultivations, a solid control even in cold conditions and an efficient dissipation in the environment that gives producers the Ability to rotate cultivation.
From a global perspective, it can be said that Arylex has the ability to replace higher rate of use auxin herbicides to control an extensive list of difficult to treat weeds, including Chenopodium album (CHEAL), Galium spp. GALAP, GALSP, Amaranthus retroflexis (AMARE), Capsella bursa-pastoris (CAPBP), Galeopsis tetrahit (GAETE), Descurainia sophia (DESSO), Conzya spp. (ERISS), Fumaria officinalis (FUMOF), Ambrosia artemisiifolia (AMBEL), Geranium spp. (GERSS), Lamium spp. (LAMAM, LAMPU) and Papaver rhoeas (PAPRH). Its auxinic mode of action (HRAC O Group) provides control of ALS and species with resistance to glyphosate.
Overall impact of Arylex
At present, Arylex is working to be effective in each geographical area of cereal cultivation around the world, however, in terms of adjusting the spectrum of weeds and meeting the needs of farmers, this has a greater impact on Europe.
Effectiveness of Arylex on resistant herbs
The effectiveness of Arylex is already demonstrated in weeds like ALSR PAPRH in Europe, DESSO in China and GALSP in Canada is proven. It also has great effectiveness on ALS and resistant glyphosate AMBEL, CHEAL and ERISS.
Key crops for the application of Arylex
The versatility of Arylex allows it to be applied to any variety of winter and spring cereals such as spelled, wheat, barley, durum wheat, triticale and rye wherever those harvests have been recorded. In addition, it is safe in winter oats in certain countries, only if applied in small doses. A registration process is currently being carried out with a flaring application prior to the planting of maize, soybeans and cotton in North and South America.