Bayer debuts Merlin Flexx in Italy
Bayer CropScience has launched its pre-emergence and early post-emergence maize herbicide, Merlin Flexx (isoxaflutole 44 g/litre + cyprosulfamide safener 44 g/litre), in Italy. It combines an established active ingredient and safener, which Bayer expects to offer greater crop safety and application flexibility than isoxaflutole used alone. The suspension concentrate formulation controls a wide range of broadleaf weeds, with residual activity of up to 50 days. Merlin Flexx has previously been sold in Europe, while the combination product with higher ai concentration was launched in the US in 2009 as Balance Flexx ( Agrow No 559, p 22).