GoldWing Herbicide for Pre-Seed Burndown in Field Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas and More

GoldWing® herbicide is an effective pre-seed burndown option with multiple modes of action for use before seeding pulses, cereals, flax, corn and canary seed.

Technical information

Active ingredients:  Group 14 (pyraflufen-ethyl), Group 4 (MCPA ester)
Rainfast:  1 hour
Treatment rate:  133 mL/acre, one case treats 160 acres, one drum treats 640 acres (contact local retailer to special order drums)
Tank-mix order:  GoldWing, glyphosate
Notes:  Can be applied up to 3 days after seeding. No surfactant required when tank-mixed with glyphosate. Use 10 gal./acre water volume to get good coverage on emerged weeds.

Registered crops

  • Barley
  • Canary seed
  • Chickpeas
  • Corn
  • Dry beans
  • Faba beans
  • Field peas
  • Flax
  • Lentils
  • Oats
  • Rye
  • Triticale
  • Wheat (spring, durum, winter)

Weeds controlled with a glyphosate tank-mix

  • Annual sow-thistle (suppression)
  • Canada thistle
  • Cleavers (including Group 2- and glyphosate-resistant biotypes)
  • Cow cockle
  • Dandelion (suppression)
  • Flixweed
  • Kochia (including Group 2-, 4- and glyphosate-resistant biotypes)
  • Lamb’s-quarters (including Group 2- and 5-resistant biotypes)
  • Mustards (except dog and tansy)
  • Narrow-leaved hawk’s-beard (spring germinated)
  • Night-flowering catchfly
  • Redroot pigweed (including Group 2- and 5-resistant biotypes)
  • Round-leaved mallow
  • Stinkweed
  • Shepherd’s-purse
  • Smartweed
  • Volunteer canola (all herbicide-tolerant biotypes)
  • Wild buckwheat


  • FASTER BURNDOWN ACTIVITY compared to Group 2 herbicides
  • RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT tool with a Group 14 active ingredient that works well in combination with Group 4 chemistry on tough-to-kill weeds
  • UNSURPASSED CROP SAFETY for registered crops
  • Flexibility to move from pulses to cereals with one product
  • Rapid and effective control of all types of herbicide-tolerant volunteer canola
  • Controls Group 2-resistant weeds (kochia, cleavers, redroot pigweed), Group 4-resistant weeds (kochia) and glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds (kochia, volunteer canola)

Performance tips

  • Tank-mix with 0.5-1.0 REL glyphosate
  • Will not provide residual weed control
  • GoldWing contains an active ingredient with contact type activity, so good spray coverage of emerged weeds is essential for exceptional control

Weed control challenge

Controlling Group 2 and Group 9 resistant weeds

There is a growing risk for the development of new glyphosate-resistant weeds in Western Canada. Volunteer canola and kochia populations may not be controlled by glyphosate alone. Growers need effective control options that will protect the viability of glyphosate and glyphosate-tolerant crops, with modes of action that do not include Group 2 chemistry.

Nufarm solution

GoldWing herbicide contains a Group 14 active (pyraflufen-ethyl) in a pre-formulation with a Group 4 ( MCPA ester) to control the toughest herbicide-resistant weeds in Western Canada. This product was developed to be added to glyphosate in a pre-seed burndown to control early season weeds in field peas, cereals, corn and canary seed.

For specific crop usage information see label for details