New herbicide active constituent registered for use in viticulture
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved the active constituent nonanoic acid for use in vineyards on young broadleaf and grass weeds. Nonanoic acid is classified as activity group Z as the sites of action are unknown. The product Slasher is registered for control of young annual and perennial weeds and grasses and is distributed by Organic Crop Protectants Pty Ltd.
This bulletin is intended to provide agrochemical information to the Australian grape and wine sector and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any product.