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Flexible spray out spike now available

Published on 30/10/2017

That’s why using Hammer Force as a glyphosate spike is important, says Etec Crop Solutions.

This improved formulation of the active ingredient carfentrazone-ethyl offers the following benefits to farmers:
- Faster weed brownout
- Better broadleaf weed control
- Less down time
- Nil grazing and drilling withholding periods
- Low odour formulation.

“Hammer Force provides farmers with the most flexibility when compared to other herbicide spike partners on the New Zealand market as, in addition to no grazing or planting restrictions, it has a short rain fast period of one hour and has a low environmental and toxicology profile,” Etec’s Mat Strahan says.

In NZ trials, Hammer Force has demonstrated faster, more effective control of many broadleaf weeds over other tank-mix herbicides.

It is highly effective on a range of hard to kill species, including buttercup, mallow, nettle, speedwell, water pepper and willow weed.

Strahan says for best results with the herbicide, farmers and growers should ensure target weeds are fresh and actively growing and that the correct rate is used, i.e. 50-100 ml per ha, based on the weed size and spectrum present.

“Hammer Force offers farmers real flexibility in spray out situations, where nil grazing and plant back periods significantly speed up the pasture renovation and cropping processes for farmers. The reduced down time when the paddock can’t be used is a huge benefit.”

To mark the launch of Hammer Force, Etec is offering the chance to win a 1,750cc American muscle ‘Victory Hammer S’ motorcycle (valued at $25,795) for every litre purchased through participating rural retailers.

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