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New weapon in the war on broadleaf weeds

Published on 11/06/2013

Leading crop protection supplier Nufarm says Sprinter 700DS is a unique new phenoxy herbicide which combines the latest advances in formulation technology with proven performance in the field.
Sprinter has been under development for more than six years, and is patent pending in NZ.
Key benefits include ease of use; strong compatibility with companion products; excellent translocation of active ingredient through plant tissue and good weed control.
It features a high tech, dual-salt liquid formulation which is the first of its type in the world.
Sprinter 700DS will not crystalise under cold conditions, so there is less risk of spray equipment blockages.
The new phenoxy herbicide is recommended for use in both autumn and spring to rid established pastures of damaging weeds like storksbill, dandelion, dock, thistle and ragwort.
At this time of the year, for example, it is ideal for getting rid of seedling thistles prior to winter.
Sprinter 700DS is not volatile thus providing pastoral farmers an alternative phenoxy herbicide in regions where the use of 2,4-D ethylhexyl ester formulations is subject to local body regulations, like Northland and Gisborne; or where sensitive crops have become more widespread.
Where necessary, it can be mixed with a wide range of companion products, including Archer, Associate 600 WDG, Bonza, Kamba 500 and Valdo 800 WG.
Nufarm says tools like Sprinter are helping farmers become more flexible and productive in their use of phenoxy herbicides to maintain high value, weed free grazing.
The introduction of Sprinter 700DS provides farmers with the right tool to bring phenoxy herbicide application forward into the warmer autumn months.
Weeds are not only growing actively at this time but they are typically at a more sensitive stage of growth for more effective control – seedlings.
For more detail, contact your Nufarm territory manager, 0800 683 276 or visit www.

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