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The ultimate selective herbicide for new pasture

Published on 09/06/2022

Featuring outstanding weed control and two-hour rainfastness, Tribal Gold combines three key active ingredients in one can to control the broadleaf weeds that often compromise new pasture performance.
Tribal Gold’s co-formulation of MCPA, MCPB
and flumetsulam took two years of development and testing, and was created after the company noticed a common trend in weed species 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, Tribal Gold’s spectrum is a key
selling point which differentiates it from other herbicides which combine MCPA and MCPB. This is because Nufarm 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, red-root, shepherd’s purse, thistles, twin cress, willow weed and wireweed.

Previously killing such weeds typically re
quired application of two or more herbicides. 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 seed
ling 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. 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 – it can also be used to control broadleaf weeds in established pasture.

Tribal Gold contains 300 g/litre MCPB, 20 g/litre MCPA and 10 g/litre flumetsulam as the DMA
salts. Recommended use rates are 4-5 litres/ha with Bonza spraying oil at 500 ml/100 litres of water. It has a grazing withholding period of 14 days.

For more detail contact your Nufarm terri
tory manager.

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