Dow launches Banish in the UK
Dow AgroSciences has launched a new herbicide, Banish (aminopyralid 30 g/litre), in the UK for grassland weed control by non-professional users. Banish is targeted at smallholders and horse owners and controls docks, thistles, dandelions, ragwort and creeping buttercups. Aminopyralid received its first approval in Canada in 2005 ( Agrow No 477, p 22) and has since been introduced in numerous markets worldwide. The herbicide was approved in the UK as Forefront (aminopyralid + fluroxypyr) in 2006 ( Agrow No 512, p 18).