Asulox Herbicide

Asulox Herbicide

Asulox will be available to purchase after the start of the Emergency Authorisation period on 20th May 2019 and it will be possible to apply it in the period 1st July - 31st October 2019.


Asulox Herbicide

MAPP no. 13175

Active Ingredients: Asulam 400g/L (as a soluble concentrate formulation).

Asulox herbicide, containing 400g/l asulam, is available to purchase and store from the 20th May 2019. It may be legally applied during the aurthorised application period, commencing on the 1st July 2019 and ending on 31st October 2019. It will be illegal to store or use any asulam in the UK after this date.

Asulox, over many years, has established itself as the UK’s market leading product for bracken control. The active ingredient asulam targets bracken infestations and is translocated throughout the plant to provide effective control. Herbicidal symptoms following application of Asulox are virtually absent in the year of spraying but in the following season there is little or no bracken re-growth. Completing a programme of follow up sprays with Asulox can greatly extend the bracken free period for land that has been treated.

Asulox, along with all pesticides within Europe, has been subject to the EU Plant Protection Products Directive 91 / 414 which meant that all pesticide products in Europe had to undergo a rigorous reexamination of all the supporting data.

Asulox failed to gain approval (after appeal) by 20th September 2011. Because of industry wide support for the product, including organisations such as Butterfly Conservation and Environment Agencies there is an aim to obtain reregistration of the product. However in the intervening time it is hoped that it will be approved for Emergency Authorisation whereby it can be used annually for 120 days.

2019 Emergency Approval Dates Summary
20/05/19Effective date for the Notice of Authorisation issued by CRD. Start of the Emergency Authorisation period of 120 days. Storage, promotion, sales, and transfer authorised.
01/07/19Application of Asulox (Asulam) can commence
16/09/19First expiry date: for sale and distribution of stocks. Storage and use of stocks can continue.
31/10/19Final expiry date: for disposal, storage and use of stock. From 1st November 2019, it will be illegal to apply or store (Asulox) Asulam.

Bulk discount prices are available for large quantity purchases of over 20 L. Please call our sales team on +44 (0)1902 440250 for more information.


Asulox Herbicide Application Rates

SituationAmount Of ProductWater VolumeArea
Forestry5-10 L200-300 L1 Hectare
& Amenity Vegetation
11L400-500 L1 Hectare

1 part Asulox to 100 parts water for knapsack use and for other handheld equipment.

Asulox Herbicide Application Guidelines

  • Apply Asulox on a dry day
  • Knapsack treatment is suitable where bracken is up to waist high. A suitable red dye may be mixed with the spray to help identify treated fronds
  • Asulox should be applied to bracken when the bracken is in full frond with all fronds fully expanded but before yellowing at the start of senescence. Normally this will be between July to late August. Senescence in bracken can be identified with the start of the fronds turning darker green, becoming glossy and hard to the touch with subsequent a bronzing
  • The appearance of symptoms from Asulox application in the first year of spraying are virtually non existent. We recommend using Precision Blue Spray Dye to identify treated fronds.
  • For Asulox to be most effective the fronds of bracken must not be damaged by livestock, frost or by cutting before treatment. Do not treat bracken affected by late frosts
  • Do not cut the bracken or admit livestock for at least 14 days after treatment, preferably leave land undisturbed until autumn
  • Only ONE application can be made per situation in the year
  • Asulox is no longer approved for the treatment of docks, or for application via weedwipers or drift sprayers.


Under the terms of the emergency approval the use, storage and even disposal of Asulox by customers will become illegal after the 31st of October 2019.
Pitchcare will be able to accept customers returns after the 16th of September 2019 onwards but no later than the 16th of October 2019.
Pitchcare state that all customers MUST have contacted us, to complete arrangements for a return, by the 1st of October 2019.
Returns are only available to Pitchcare customers – proof of purchase will be required.
No returns can be processed without Pitchcare first issuing the customer with a returns number, before returning goods please contact us to obtain a returns number. (aka a "CS number")
Product must be returned in ‘as new condition’.
Pitchcare will not accept opened containers or product not in its original container.
Pitchcare will not accept product that was not purchased from Pitchcare originally and which was not purchased in 2019.
The customer will be responsible for arranging the return transport, and the cost of return transport. An ADR registered carrier will be needed.
Pitchcare may collect on the customer's behalf and at the customer's expense. Prices for this service would start at £84 per consignment plus vat.
Pitchcare can accept no responsibility for goods damaged or lost in transport whilst being returned.
Once returns have been safely received back at the manufacturer and checked off, Pitchcare will be able to process a full refund to the customers card or account.
No refunds are available for any carriage charges.
No refunds are available for goods returned in poor condition or which were not originally sold by Pitchcare to the customer in 2019.

Always read the label before purchase and use. For further information on Asulox Herbicide, speak to a technical sales advisor on +44 (0)1902 440250.

Delivery charge (if applicable) applied at checkout. Next working day delivery is available on this product, as an option on orders placed before 12 noon - excludes festive season & bank holidays. Please note deliveries to Highlands, Cornwall and more remote areas may take longer. Surcharges apply for non mainland locations, call for more information. More delivery info

For large orders, please be aware that if you require a smaller 7.5 tonne lorry, the maximum weight for pallets is 750 kg - otherwise the standard pallet size limit of 1000 kg applies.

If you have any access restrictions for lorries or large vehicles please speak to our sales team on +44 (0)1902 440250.

Collection from our Telford, Shropshire, Trade Counter is available for this product. More info on collections