About Pyraflufen-ethyl

Pyraflufen-ethyl is a contact PPO inhibitor herbicide. It is used globally as a post-emergent herbicide for broad-leaved weed control, a potato desiccant, a sucker and side shoot control product for vines and high crops, also a defoliant for cotton.


  • Pyraflufen-ethyl is an inhibitor of protoporphyrinogen IX oxidase (PPO Inhibitor, HRAC - group E) 
  • Contact herbicide effectively working at low rates on broad-leaved weeds in cereals, potatoes and other crops
  • Effective control of troublesome weeds
  • Pyraflufen-ethyl is a great tool for defoliation of cotton, desiccation of potatoes, hops, suckers in tree crops and side shoots in grapevines and berry crops
  • Quick action in all crops 
  • Efficacy is relatively dependent on the growth stage of target weeds and suckers
  • Good mixing partner product to other herbicide actives
  • Excellent crop selectivity; only active in direct contact to chlorophyll-containing parts

Chemical structure



  • Good to very good control
    • Ambrosia sp.
    • Capsella bursa-pastoris
    • Chenopodium album
    • Consolida regalis
    • Galeopsis sp.
    • Lamium sp.
    • Mercurialis annua
    • Polygonum sp.
    • Portulaca oleracea
    • Sinapis arvensis
    • Solanum nigrum
    • Thlaspi arvense
  • Control (depending on weed size) 
    • Anthemis arvensis
    • Convolvulus arvensis
    • Galium aparine
    • Geranium sp.
    • Matricaria sp.
    • Papaver rhoeas
    • Stellaria media
    • Veronica hederifolia
    • Veronica persica

Available Formulations

  • 26.5 g/l; EC