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Frontline™ XL

The trusted standard in flexible, reliable broadleaf weed control for cereal growers in the black soil zone.


  • Trusted. The benchmark for wide-spectrum weed control on over 40 million acres.
  • Beats the competition. Consistently better broadleaf weed control than Refine® , Buctril®; M or Target®. And there’s no need for additional broadleaf tank mixes.
  • Two active ingredients. Combination of Group 2 and Group 4 for reliable control of cleavers and chickweed.
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Weeds controlled
  • Annual sunflower1
  • Ball mustard
  • Burdock1
  • Canola (all varieties)
  • Cleavers
  • Chickweed
  • Cow cockle
  • Flixweed
  • Hemp-nettle2
  • Prickly lettuce1
  • Ragweed
  • Redroot pigweed2
  • Russian pigweed1
  • Shepherd’s purse
  • Smartweed
  • Stinkweed
  • Wild buckwheat
  • Wild mustard
Weeds suppressed
  • Annual sow thistle
  • Canada thistle2
  • Dandelion2, 3
  • Narrow-leaved hawksbeard
  • Perennial sow thistle
  • Plantain (top growth)
  • Stork’s bill

1 Up to the 4 leaf stage
2 For heavy infestations add 47 mL/ac. MCPA Ester LV 600
3 Seedling and overwintered rosettes <15 cm

Crops & Crop Rotation

  • Barley
  • Durum wheat
  • Oats
  • Spring wheat
  • Winter wheat
Crop rotations
  • Seed to all major crops the year following application.


  • 40 ac/case (20 ac/jug)
  • 1200 ac/pallet (240 ac/drum)
  • Water volume 
    • Ground 40 L/ac (10 US gal/ac)
    • Aerial not registered

When to Apply

Crop stage: 2 leaf expanded up to 6 leaf
Weed stage: 1 to 4 leaf


2 hours

Tank Mixes and Mixing Instructions

Tank mixes
  • Simplicity GoDRI™
  • Everest® 
  • Axial®
  • Horizon® 
  • Assert® 
  • Puma®
Mixing instructions
When mixing you will use step 5 or step 7 but not both.
  1. Fill the spray tank with ½ to ¾ of the required amount of water
  2. Continue agitation throughout the mixing and spraying procedure
  3. If water conditioner is required, add now
  4. Add any tank-mix partners that are a dry formulation
  5. If using an oil dispersible grassy weed tank-mix partner (such as Simplicity GoDRI) add now
  6. Add the required amount of Frontline XL
  7. Add the required amount of grassy weed tank-mix partner if not using an oil dispersible formulation
  8. Add any required adjuvant or surfactants
  9. Complete filling the sprayer tank with water
Note: Do not mix undiluted herbicides in the chem-handler

Grazing & Harvest

  • Allow 7 days after application before grazing lactating animals.
  • Withdraw meat animals from treated areas at least 3 days before slaughter.
  • Allow 7 days after application before cutting hay or harvesting forage.
  • Mature crops may be harvested 60 days after application. 

Performance Inquiry Guidelines

Dow AgroSciences encourages contact within the timelines listed for proper field assessments to resolve and rectify the call.

After these deadlines, it is difficult to determine the circumstances leading to non-performance.

  Days After Use
Seed Within 21 days (after crop emergence)
Pre-emergent herbicides Within 21 days (after crop emergence)
Post emergent herbicides Within 21 days after treatment
Pre-seed herbicides Within 21 days after treatment
Pre-harvest or post harvest Within 21 days after seeding – the following spring
Fallow applications Within 21 days after treatment
Fungicides 7 days after treatment
Insecticides 7 days after treatment

* Check Strips: while not essential, a check strip provides a good indication of product performance.