AgronomyCrop InputsBioLink® Herbicide EC Approved for Use in Canada

BioLink® Herbicide EC Approved for Use in Canada


The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved Westbridge Agricultural Products’ BioLink® Herbicide EC for use in Canada, the company says in a release on April 30. It is approved for use by both organic and conventional growers.

“The herbicide will provide growers with a safe and valuable tool to help meet their certified organic crop production goals,” Tina Koenemann, Westbridge president, says in the release. “It will also be a valuable option for conventional growers to use as a rotational herbicide where weeds have become resistant to chemicals.” BioLink Herbicide logo

The herbicide is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in and around all food and non-food crops, the release says. Westbridge’s patented and proprietary formulation is an emulsifiable concentrate which has been approved by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in certified organic food production.

Before Canadian approval it had went through  over nine years of grower-proven efficacy and university testing showing it consistently provided fast and effective burn-down on a wide variety of annual and perennial weeds and grasses, the release says. The active ingredients in BioLink Herbicide are naturally occurring fatty acids which disrupt the plant’s waxy cuticle and cell walls, causing weeds to dehydrate and die. The product is not volatile so vapour damage won’t occur to non-target plantings.

BioLink Herbicide can also be used in tank mixes and is an integrated pest management (IPM) tool which can be rotated with conventional herbicides to minimize resistance. It is a low foaming, easy to use, with no pre-harvest interval meaning it can be applied right up until harvest, the release says.  It is also safe for pollinators and beneficial insects.

For more information on this new product growers can call (800) 876-2767 or visit, the release says.

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