Lucifer ( लूसिफर शाकनाशी )
Piroxofop-propanyl (Clodinafop - Propargyl) 15% WP
Lucifer is a post emergence herbicide for control in most of the important grass weeds in Wheat.
Mode of Action :
It belongs to the chemical family Aryloxyphenoxypropionate 'FOPs'. The active ingredient clodinafoppropargylare absorbed through the leaves and shoots .They are rapidly translocated in the plants and accumulate in the meristematic tissues. The achieved result is inhibition of the enzyme acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACC-ase). Within 48 hours after application, susceptible grass species cease to grow. Symptoms are observed within one to three weeks depending on environmental condition and species involved. Decay of nodes and growing points is visible with young leaves showing chlorosis followed by necrosis.
Herbicide Resistance Action Committee(HRAC) Classification Group A
- It has an extremely broad application spectrum and a superior crop tolerance.
- Gives control under unfavourable climatic conditions also.
- Has a wide window of application for the effective control of advanced weeds allowing the grower more flexibility for time of application.
- No limitation for crop rotation and therefore offers greater flexibility for follow up crops.
Recommendations for Use:
Lucifer is recommended for post emergence application i.e 30-35 days after sowing of wheat crop (when Phalaris minor is in 3-4 leaf stage).
It can be applied through Knapsack sprayer fitted with flat fan nozzle. The minimum water volume to be used is 375 litres per hectare.