MAPP No – 13175
LERAP Category – N/A
Active Ingredient – 400g/l Asulam
Boom Sprayer Rate – 5-11L per Hectare depending on use
Knapsack Rate – 100ml per 10L of water
Area Covered – 2-4 Hectares depending on rate
Pack Size – 20L
Asulox® is the UK's number one herbicide for effectively controlling bracken. It will be available for sale throughout 2016 having been granted an EU Emergency Authorisation for use in the UK.
Asulox® has over many years has established itself as the UK’s market leading product for bracken control. The active ingredient asulam targets bracken infestations and is translocated throughout the plant to provide effective control. Herbicidal symptoms following application of Asulox® are virtually absent in the year of spraying but in the following season there is little or no bracken re-growth. Completing a programme of follow up sprays with Asulox can greatly extend the bracken free period for land that has been treated.
Asulox®, along with all pesticides within Europe, has been subject to the EU Plant Protection Products Directive 91 / 414 which meant that all pesticide products in Europe had to undergo a rigorous reexamination of all the supporting data. Asulox® failed to gain approval (after appeal) by 20th September 2011. Because of industry wide support for the product, including organisations such as Butterfly Conservation and Environment Agencies there is an aim to obtain reregistration of the product by 2017. However in the intervening time it is hoped that it will be approved for Emergency Authorisation whereby it can be used annually for 120 days.
Asulox® can be bought between 1st July & 11th September. It can be applied from 1st July until 31st October. It is a requirement of the approval that any unused product (FULL CONTAINERS) is returned to manufacturer by the 31st October
Asulox is also available in a 5L Container
Forestry - 5-10L of product per 200-300L of water
Grassland/Moorland & Amenity Vegetation - 11L of product per 400-500L of water
- Ensure grass is not stressed and is growing well
- Consider using Roundup Pro Vantage 480 in areas with no grass