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Herbicide label extensions good news for farmers

Published on 12/08/2015

Hammer has been a popular tank mix partner with glyphosate in recent years to help with the control of a range of hard-to-kill weeds.

“Up until recently one of the challenges was fitting this product into a pasture spray-out program where farmers wanted to graze a few days after spraying,” says Etec’s central regional manager David Lingan.

“We are pleased to announce that now there is no longer a grazing withholding period for Hammer.” However, he says, one of the key things to remember is that the weeds being sprayed need some time to absorb the herbicide(s), and for them to achieve a kill; one day for annuals and three days for perennial species.

“Since the label extension has been in place we have received a lot of positive feedback from resellers who are very keen to include Hammer in more of their weed control programs for pasture re-establishment and cropping this spring.

“Our message of Hammer, Graze & Drill seems to be hitting the mark,” Lingan says.

The other product with a new label extension this season - Magister CS - has been well adopted by forage brassica growers over the last few years.

“It has helped with better weed control and growers obtaining better yields and quality,” says southern regional manager Mike Goodwin.

“So we are pleased to announce this year an additional label claim for the use of Magister CS in fodder beet.”

Over the past several years there has been a rapid growth of this crop in not only area but also in management programs and yields.

Goodwin says work over the past year or two is showing that Magister CS has a real fit and can improve control of some key weeds that can vigorously compete with establishing fodder beet plants.

“That makes Magister an ideal partner herbicide to increase yields this coming season.”

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