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Mastering spring spray out and paddock preparation.

Published on 22/11/2013

WeedMaster TS540 is a patented formulation containing 540 g/L glyphosate with Nufarm’s unique Twin Salt technology and is the premium formulation in Nufarm’s WeedMaster product portfolio.
Developing the WeedMaster range drew on Nufarm’s many years of experience as one of the world leading glyphosate formulators and suppliers along with its successful track record in the New Zealand market. Weed- Master TS540 not only features advanced formulation technology but is also backed by technical expertise and the local supply chain that farmers have come to rely on with Nufarm products.
Because it combines both the potassium and isopropylamine salts, it provides fast uptake, excellent efficacy and consistent results in the field.
It is designed to beat the plant's natural defence system with fast uptake and translocation.
That means a lethal dose can be delivered to the stem and root system before the plant has time to fight back, even under the most challenging of growing conditions.
Cynthia Christie, Nufarm development specialist, says the result is complete control of target species.
Helping WeedMaster TS540 achieve this is an exclusive blended in can surfactant which has been specifically designed for Nufarm's high loaded multi salt glyphosate technology.
Known as Activate, this surfactant accelerates herbicide uptake through the waxy leaf cuticle to get the active ingredient into the
sap transport system more rapidly.
That's good news for anyone spraying out in changeable spring weather conditions - WeedMaster TS540 when tank mixed with
Pulse Penetrant should deliver commercially acceptable weed control even if rain occurs just 20 minutes after application.
If it fails, Nufarm will replace 100 per cent of the initial use rate of WeedMaster TS540 for re-treatment.
Other benefits of the high strength formulation include less time spent filling up tanks and mixing for application, and less product and packaging to transport, store and dispose of.
Easy pour and easy mixing characteristics further speed up turnaround time.
It remains effective for five days after mixing in the tank (remember to add more Pulse), resulting in more flexibility and less wastage, and has excellent low temperature storage ability.
The new brand has an extensive range of labeled use situations, including the ability to graze, cultivate or drill 24 hours after treatment for annual weeds, and three days for perennial weeds. It can also be used for spraying of silage before cutting.

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