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A NZ first from Orion

Published on 18/12/2014

"It is always immensely rewarding to launch new and innovative products that better meet end user needs. And this is exactly the situation with Cutter,” says general manager Murray Hern,
“The combination of acetochlor and alphacypermethrin has been popular with maize growers this season because it includes an
insecticide that would otherwise have to be tank mixed with the herbicide.
“In addition the pre emergence application timing is ideal because it provides protection of the maize as it emerges. Protecting the
crop from cutworm attack during crop emergence is vital because a severe attack can devastate the crop.”
Orion has also launched four other products this season, Hern says.
Ambush is a broad spectrum insecticide for use in brassicas and a range of other crops. The twin active ingredients control all key brassica pests.
Blizzard 720SC is a high strength formulation of chlorothalonil for use against a range of diseases in fruit, vegetables and selected other crops.
Actellic Dust is now available in a 20 kg ecopack that contains 92 per cent less plastic packaging.
Hern says this will appeal to end users who are wanting to minimise plastic packaging waste. Atraflow is a new brand of flowable atrazine for weed control in maize, sweetcorn, linseed and established lucerne.
Murray Hern says there is always something new at Orion.
However he is guarded about the next major product launch which is due in December.

“It is just a bit too early to provide details at this point. Suffice to say that it is another unique and innovative product that will help
New Zealand farmers maintain their competitive edge.”

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