Glyphosate & 2,4-D
|Areas of Use||
All edible & non edible crops (stubble), amenity grassland, amenity vegetation, apple & pear (around), grassland, green cover on land not being used for crop production, hard surfaces (railway ballast only)
|Mode of Action Group||Systemic penetrant
Inhibition of EPSP synthase & Synthetic auxins
Kyleo is a systemic penetrant total herbicide containing 240 g/l glyphosate and 160 g/l for the control of annual & perennial grasses and most broad-leaved weeds on ground prior to the planting of crops, around amenity vegetation and orchards, for destruction of grassland and amenity grassland, and on hard surfaces (railway ballast only). It can be applied at a rate of up to 5 L/ha once per year.
Kyleo is a highly effective foliar applied herbicide which targets weeds through the use of two active substances in a convenient to use premixed formulation . 2,4-D goes to work by twisting plant and causing cells to burst whilst glyphosate shuts down the production of proteins needed for plant growth. Both active substances are systemic meaning that they are transported from the plant leaves to the roots of the plant resulting in control of the whole plant, not just top growth.
Kyleo is rainfast in just one hour making application possible in difficult conditions. The two in one formulation means that a lower dose of glyphosate is required than in a conventional tank mix. Kyleo controls annual and perennial weeds and can be used as part of an integrated weed management plan for tackling difficult to control weeds such as horsetail, bindweed, creeping thistle and common couch grass.
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Instructions for use
Where to use
Kyleo is authorised for a variety of non-crop and pre-crop situations including:
- All edible & non edible crops (stubble)
- Amenity grassland - Areas of semi-natural or planted grassland subject to minimal or non-intensive management including predominantly grassed railway embankments and roadside verges.
- Amenity vegetation - Any areas of semi natural or ornamental vegetation including railway embankments, roadside verges, areas of bare soil around ,or intended for, ornamental plants.
- Grassland (destruction) - Land grown for grass production includes short and long-term grass leys and permanent pasture, which may be grazed and /or cut for subsequent animal consumption.
- Green cover on land not being used for crop production.
- Hard surfaces (railway ballast only)
For a full list of authorised crops please consult the product label.
When to use
Apply once grasses and broad-leaved weeds have emerged and are actively growing (normally March to October). For best results:
- Annual grasses should have at least 5 cm of leaf
- Broad leaved weeds should have two expanded true leaves
- Perennial grasses must have full emergence of healthy, green leaf
How to use
Kyleo should be applied using a conventional hydraulic sprayer using a medium spray nozzle at a rate of 3-5 l/ha in 100-500 l/ha water
|Type of Weed||Application Rate|
|Annual grasses||3 l/ha|
|Perennial grasses||5 l/ha|
|Broad leaved weeds||5 l/ha|
- Before spraying ensure that the spraying equipment has been thoroughly cleaned
- Half fill the spray tank with clean water
- Add the required quantity of Kyleo through the filter whilst constantly circulating the contents of the spray tank
- Continue circulating the contents and top up with the remaining water
- After use wash out the spray tank with water and a wetting agent then rinse again with clean water
- Do not use under polythene or glass
- Application of lime, fertiliser, farmyard manure and pesticides should be delayed until 5 days after application of Kyleo
- After application large quantities of decaying foliage, stolons, roots or rhizomes should be dispersed or buried by thorough cultivation before crop drilling
- Do not use in or alongside hedges or on impermeable surfaces and other situations with a high risk of run-off
- Do not apply by hand-held equipment
- Avoid contact with non-target plants and do not use windfall fruit as food or feeding stuff
- Do not contaminate water with the product or its container
- Livestock must be kept out of treated areas. Where ragwort is present animals should be excluded from treated areas until any ragwort has completely recovered or died and there is no visible sign of the dead weed
- Do not spray in windy conditions
Bio-Chemical Mode of Action: Glyphosate belongs to the Inhibition of Enolpyruvyl Shikimate Phosphate Synthase (ESPS) group of herbicides.
ESPS herbicides work by shutting down the shikimate pathway which is used in the production of the proteins it needs to grow and survive.
Mobility: Glyphosate is a systemic penetrant which means that the active substance can be translocated downwards through the plant within the phloem (sugar conducting tissues) and upwards through the plant within the xylem (water conducting tissues).
Application timing: ESPS herbicides are best applied when the weeds are actively growing. They are generally more effective when target plants are younger and in their vegetative phases.
Resistance: As of 2018, 38 weed species distributed across 37 countries and in 34 different crop and 6 non-crop situations had been identified.
Bio-Chemical Mode of Action: 2,4-D belongs to the synthetic auxins group of herbicides.
Synthetic auxins work by inducing rapid abnormal cell growth and development in the stems, petioles and leaves of susceptible plants causing cell bursts and ultimately cell and plant death.
Mobility: 2,4-D is a systemic penetrant which means that the active substance can be translocated downwards through the plant within the phloem (sugar conducting tissues) and upwards through the plant within the xylem (water conducting tissues).
Application timing: Systemic auxins are best applied when the weeds are actively growing. They are generally more effective when target plants are younger and in their vegetative phases.
Resistance: The incidences of resistance to synthetic auxins remains relatively low which is assumed to be because the herbicide has multiple sites of action.
However, resistance to synthetic auxins has been observed globally with 36 species being confirmed as resistant as of 2017. Best management practices, such as alternating with products with a different mode of action and using cultural weed control methods, will help to reduce the risk of further resistance.
For further information on Kyleo, please contact a member of the technical sales team on 01952 897917.
Find more information in our guide How To Know Which Herbicide to Choose
Safety Data Sheets
|SKU||Product||Safety Data Sheet (PDF Link)|
|109704||Kyleo 15 L||Safety Data Sheet (PDF)|
Safe use of pesticides
The purchaser and/or end users are responsible for ensuring that these products are used in line with industry Approved Codes of Practice. All operators must be trained and certificated in using and applying any Ministry Approved professional product.
Please be aware that by proceeding you are purchasing a professional pesticide product.
You must ensure the end user of these products complies with the DEFRA/HSE Code for the Safe use of Pesticides:
"By law, everyone who uses pesticides professionally must have received adequate training in using pesticides safely and be skilled in the job they are carrying out."