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August 2014 - Farmers urged to see the light with spring spray out

Published on 16/12/2014

They will also be better off in terms of fast knockdown and markedly improved weed control.
Dow AgroSciences says it’s already fielding enquiries from the trade about the new claim, which will make a big difference to the typically hectic spring sowing season.
“The beauty of using T-Max with glyphosate for spring spray out is that farmers not only get really fast visual control and knockdown, they end up with a three day plantback instead of 14 days for other sulfonyl urea herbicides which have traditionally been used to prepare cropping paddocks in spring,” says Nick Koch, marketing manager.
“Time is almost always at a premium when farmers are trying to get their summer crops in the ground.”
The company is backing the new claim with a spring sales promotion which encourages farmers to switch to T-Max and ‘see the light’, literally, via high intensity LED Adventure Lights, which will be made available free with qualifying purchases.
“These lights are invaluable at this time of the year in particular, when farmers often find themselves out in the dark or in bad weather. It’s a practical way to reinforce the message that T-Max provides a new and better way of doing things this spring,” he says.
T-Max is already commonly used in forage brassica crops for post emergence control of yield limiting broadleaf weeds such as fathen, thistles, willow weed and spurrey.
Dow AgroSciences field R&D manager Bernard Harris says the aminopyralid-based herbicide has shown extremely fast knock down of hard to kill broadleaf weeds when applied in mixture with glyphosate in field trials at pasture spray out.
“Docks are particularly well controlled, which is a good thing because they compete strongly with crops and are such prolific
seeders, with durable seeds.”
Other hard to kill pasture weeds effectively controlled by the T-Max/glyphosate mix are giant buttercup, oxeye daisy and Californian thistle.
Harris says traditional control options with sulfonyl urea herbicides have typically entailed having to mix two products to achieve
a broad weed spectrum so this is another advantage in favour of T-Max for spring spraying.
For retailers, the new label claim means one already successful product now has two distinct use patterns, making it that much more efficient and flexible.
For more detail phone your Dow AgroSciences territory manager.

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