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Tribal Gold is now available for spring

Published on 11/11/2019

Featuring outstanding weed control and two hour rainfastness, Tribal Gold from Nufarm combines three key active ingredients in one can to control the broadleaf weeds that often compromise pasture performance. 
Also back is the 200-litre drum pack for Tribal Gold.
Nufarm technical specialist Paul Addison says Tribal Gold’s co-formulation of MCPA, MCPB and flumetsulam took over two years of development and testing, and was created after the company noticed a common trend in weed control in pasture renewal programmes.
Local trials showed that this combination of active ingredients consistently provided the highest level of early broadleaf weed control in new pasture prior to the first grazing.
For farmers, Addison says Tribal Gold’s spectrum is a key selling point which differentiates it from other herbicides which combine MCPA and MCPB.
“This is because we have included flumetsulam in the Tribal Gold mix, and it controls a large number of seedling weeds including annual buttercup, chickweed, cornbind, cleavers, spurrey and storksbill, to name a few.”
Other species controlled include black nightshade, docks, fathen, hedge mustard, stinking mayweed, mallow, plantain, redroot, shepherd’s purse, thistles, twin cress, willow weed and wireweed.
Up until now killing such weeds typically required application of two or more herbicides, Addison points out.
“Tank mixes have been effective, but obviously it’s much more efficient to just use one product, especially in early stages of pasture establishment.
“Once broadleaf weeds get past the seedling stage, it takes more herbicide to ensure a good kill, so anything that makes it easier for farmers to control weeds when they’re small and vulnerable makes good economic sense.”
Farmers have also welcomed Tribal Gold’s relative kindness to grass and clover, Addison says.

“They like that it provides outstanding early weed control, without killing young clover. Some temporary clover suppression
may occur, but recovery is rapid.”
Its two hour rainfastness can make a big difference when farmers are trying to spray paddocks in changeable spring and autumn weather.
Tribal Gold’s features are not just limited to new pasture, however – Addison says it can also
be used to control a range of broadleaf weeds in established pasture.
Recommended use rates are 4-5 litres per ha with Bonza spraying oil at 500 ml per 100 litres of water. Tribal Gold has a grazing withholding period of 14 days.
For more detail contact your local Nufarm territory manager or visit

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