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Farmers, resellers to benefit from extended T-Max registration

Published on 02/04/2014

Dow AgroSciences field R&D manager Bernard Harris says now that T-Max is registered for use as a tank mix with glyphosate when spraying out old pasture prior to sowing forage brassicas, ryegrass, maize and cereal crops, both farmers and retailers will be better off in a few months’ time.
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.
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.
T-Max requires only a three day plant back interval before crops can be sown, compared to a minimum of 14 days for the sulfonyl urea herbicides.
That means that pasture can be left to grow for an additional 11 days prior to sprayout, so farmers gain the benefit of additional
“That’s a significant benefit in its own right, quite apart from improved yields from crops following enhanced weed control at
sprayout,” he says.
“Time is almost always at a premium when farmers are trying to get their summer crops in the ground.”
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.
Dow AgroSciences marketing manager Nick Koch says his team is looking forward to promoting T-Max into a new market segment this season.
“It’s a great opportunity for both us as suppliers, and our resellers, to build market share and continue growing T-Max sales. Watch this space as we head towards spring!”
For more detail phone your Dow AgroSciences territory manager.

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