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Help farmers improve productivity of tough paddocks

Published on 11/02/2013

Alligator weed, horehound, inkweed, cape weed, goats rue, fennel and hemlock, docks and sorrel.

If you have farmers wondering how to get on top of any of the above, best point them to the Conquest.

That’s the advice from Nufarm technical specialist Cynthia Christie, who says even though it was developed as a brushweed herbicide, this product is increasingly helping farmers get more out of their tougher pastures.

“Paddocks on dark faces, or out the back of the farm, are these days having to become more productive. But often they contain awkward, unusual or tough weeds which take some killing, and which are not easily controlled with other common pasture herbicides.”

Because Conquest is registered for spot spraying large pasture weeds, it’s finding more and more demand in these types of situations in particular, Christie says.

“Conquest is also extremely effective on ragwort and thistles especially large multi rown types that have escaped normal pasture sprays, so it’s potentially very useful when farmers set out to improve the carrying capacity of what used to be seen as their more marginal country.”

As well as being grass friendly, the picloram/triclopyr combination is also very cost effective.

Christie says it’s ideal for use in a wick wiper or carpet roller, because weeds like thistles and ragwort that are above the pasture can be effectively targeted without the associated clover damage caused by spraying.

She adds Conquest can also be used as a broadcast pasture spray, but this is only recommended where problem weeds such as ragwort, thistles and capeweed are very dense.

“It’s critical to seek advice in these situations so that a plan to re-establish clover can be put in place after spraying.”

For more detail talk to your Nufarm territory manager.
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