Valdor Flex

Valdor® Flex is a residual herbicide designed for pre-emergent and early post-emergence application, effectively managing a wide range of annual and perennial broad-leaved weeds. It is specifically formulated for use on amenity vegetation surrounding natural surfaces that are not meant to support vegetation, permeable surfaces covering soil, and hard surfaces (specifically railway ballast). With a recommended application rate of 0.5 kg/ha, it provides an annual treatment option.

Key Features

  • Can be used to ensure that paths, hard surfaces and the ground around ornamental plants and trees remains weed free
  • Ideal for use by local authorities, county councils, highways maintenance, vegetation management contractors, landscapers and many others
  • Due to the long-lasting residual activity of Valdor® Flex, a weed free environment can be achieved alongside a reduction in the amount of herbicide applied

55.00180.00 excl. VAT (23%)

Valdor Flex – PCS no. 05882

Active Ingredients: 360 g/kg diflufenican, 10 g/kg iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium

Valdor® Flex should be applied pre– or post-emergence of the plant species to be controlled. The combination of the two active substances in Valdor® Flex means that any very young plants that are present at the time of spraying will be controlled as well as providing a residual effect for up to four months. This ensure a long lasting, weed free environment.

If larger weeds are present, Valdor® Flex can be applied with glyphosate or a fatty acid to achieve control of the existing vegetation.

This 500 g container comes complete with a measuring cup for ease of use and is ideal for those needing to keep larger areas weed free. The 500 g container is sufficient to treat 1 ha.

Valdor® Flex sachets are a cost effective solution to keep natural surfaces, such as open soil, gravel and industrial areas, weed free for up to 4 months. The 10 x 10 g sachets provide a convenient method of treating smaller areas. Each sachet can be mixed with 6-10 litres of water in a knapsack sprayer providing surface coverage up to 200 m2.

Product Overview
Product TypeHerbicide
Product NameValdor® Flex
PCS No.05882
Active SubstancesDiflufenican and Iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium
FormulationWater dispersible granule
Areas of UseAmenity vegetation (around), Natural surfaces not intended to bear vegetation, permeable surfaces overlying soil, hard surfaces (railway ballast only)
Mode of Action GroupInhibition of pigment synthesis and Inhibition of ALS

Target Species

Valdor® Flex gives pre– and early post-emergence weed control up to the two leaf stage of annual and perennial broadleaved plants and grasses. It will not control deep rooted perennial plants such as dandelion, thistle or nettles once they are established.

A selection of the plant species that are controlled by Valdor® Flex are listed below (please read the label for the full species list):

GrassesAnnual HerbsPerennial HerbsWoody Plants
Annual meadow-grass (Poa annua)
Cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata)
Bristly ox-tongue (Picris echioides)
Dove’s foot crane-bill (Geranium molle)
Common groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)
Hairy bitter cress (Cardamine hirsuta)
Knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare)
Mayweeds (Matricaria spp.)
Shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
Black medick (Medicago lupulina)
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
White clover (Trifolium repens)
Greater plantain (Plantago major)
Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata)
Persian speedwell (Veronica persica)
Rosebay willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa)

Instructions for Use

Where to use

For use on:

  • Amenity vegetation (around) – Areas of bare soil around ornamental plants or intended for ornamental planting
  • Natural surfaces not intended to bear vegetation – Areas of soil or natural outcroppings of rock that are not intended to bear vegetation
  • Permeable surfaces overlying soil – Any man-made permeable surface (excluding railway ballast) that overlies soil and is not intended to bear vegetation
  • Hard surfaces (railway ballast only) – Any man-made impermeable surface that is not intended to bear vegetation

When to use

Valdor® Flex can be applied at any time of year but is most effective when applied pre- or early post-emergence of weeds (up to the 2 leaf stage).

Application Window

How to use

500 g

Maximum TreatmentsPack CoverageApplication RateWater VolumeApplication MethodSpray Quality
1 per annum1 ha0.5 kg/ha300 – 500 L/haConventional knapsack sprayerCoarse


Maximum TreatmentsPack CoverageApplication RateWater VolumeApplication MethodSpray Quality
1 per annum10 x 200 m2 ha0.5 kg/ha300 – 500 L/haConventional knapsack sprayer

Vehicle mounted sprayer


Three star drift reduction

  1. Add half the required water to the spray tank
  2. Add the required amount of Valdor® Flex to the spray tank
  3. Agitate the spray tank to ensure the granules are fully dispersed
  4. Top-up the spray tank with water to the required level

Additional Information

  • Valdor® Flex can be applied during cold weather but application to frozen ground should be avoided
  • Do not apply to plants growing under stressful conditions as this may reduce levels of control
  • Where Valdor® Flex has been applied to sites which are subsequently to be cleared or cultivated; a period of six months should elapse between treatment and the sowing or planting of subsequent crops AND the soil should be deeply cultivated
  • Avoid contact with non-target plants
  • Diflufenican will build up in the soil when Valdor® Flex or other products containing diflufenican are used in successive years
  • For maximum efficacy ensure good coverage and do not cultivate or rake the area after application
  • DO NOT apply over drains, or in drainage channels, gullies or similar structures for moving water

Active Substances


Bio-Chemical Mode of Action: Diflufenican belongs to the inhibition of pigment synthesis group of herbicides.
Pigment inhibitors work by interfering with pigment production, leaving the chlorophyll unprotected from sunlight. As a result, the cell contents are destroyed rapidly.

Mobility: Diflufenican is a residual herbicide with xylem mobile activity which means that as susceptible plants come into contact with the active substance, it is absorbed through the leaves and roots then moves upwards through the plant within the xylem (water conducting tissues).

Application timing: Pigment inhibitors should be applied pre– or early post-emergence. If applied post-emergence, they are most effective when target plants are small.


Bio-Chemical Mode of Action: Iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium belongs to the ALS (Acetolactate Synthase) Inhibitors group of herbicides.
Acetolactate synthase is an important enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of branched-chain amino acids. ALS inhibitors interrupt this process causing the plant to initially become chlorotic before necrosis of plant tissues followed by whole plant death occurs.

Mobility: Iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium is a residual herbicide with xylem and phloem mobile activity which means that as susceptible plants come into contact with the active substance, it is absorbed through the leaves and roots then moves to areas of new growth within the xylem (water conducting tissues) or phloem (sugar conducting tissues).

Application timing: ALS inhibitors are best applied when the weeds are actively growing. They are more effective when target plants are young and in their vegetative phases.

Customer Testimonial

Putting Valdor® Flex to the test on a heavily weeded gravel site at an international airport was a chance to find out if it would live up to expectations. Long-lasting residual control and ability to minimise resistance were two qualities we were looking for in the product, and we were very impressed by both aspects.

Herbicide resistance is becoming a real issue in the amenity sector, so the fact the product brings new chemistry to our armoury is key. We also found it was particularly clean and easy to work with. There was no foaming in the tank, so the job was swiftly completed.

In this trial we combined Valdor® Flex with glyphosate due to size of the weeds.

Alan Abel

Complete Weed Control South and Central Wales

SUD Directive: The purchaser and/or end users are responsible for ensuring that these products are used in line with industry Approved Codes of Practice. Icade Herbicide is for use only by a Professional User registered under the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive

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Please read the Safety Data Sheet provided in the Technical Information tab.

For further information on Valdor® Flex Sachets, please contact a member of our technical sales team on +353 (0)1 841 7399.

Delivery Information

Delivery charges (if applicable) applied at checkout. Next working day delivery is available on ‘In Stock’ items, on orders placed before 12 noon. Please allow 3-5 working days on all other orders – possibly longer during the festive season & bank holidays. Please note deliveries to more remote areas may also take longer. More delivery info Please Note: If you have any access restrictions for lorries or large vehicles please speak to our sales team on . Collection from our Naul, Co. Dublin, Trade Counter is available for this product. More info on collections


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