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Get back growing sooner

Published on 12/01/2024

But what if there was a shortcut that actually helped farmers do a better job?
Use the right glyphosate for spray
ing out ahead of pasture renewal this season, and enjoy a shortcut that fast tracks their other tasks, and adds flexibility to spray-out programmes. 
That’s because paddocks sprayed with Crucial (Group 9) can be grazed, cultivated or
drilled just one day after application when spraying annual weeds, and three days for perennial weeds. That’s two to four days sooner than some other glyphosate formulations.
And that means farmers using Crucial can get new grass sown quicker with less
downtime, and move onto other jobs sooner, knowing that if for some reason plans change, they have extra leeway.

Nufarm territory manager Richard Bell says
now more than ever, time is money for farmers, and getting the fastest possible turnaround at autumn sowing is a great way to farm smarter, not harder, on a tight schedule.
Crucial helps achieve this in another im
portant way – when applied as recommended with Pulse Penetrant, it carries a 15-minute rainfastness commercial performance guarantee.

That sets a new benchmark in terms of flex
ibility and knowing the job is done properly even when conditions are unpredictable and challenging.

“A fast, reliable kill at the outset makes the
rest of the process much more efficient, and helps ensure a good outcome,” Bell says.

This is especially the case if farmers use minimum tillage or direct drilling to re
duce soil disturbance.
“In these situations, it’s imperative they use
the best option - they need their glyphosate formulation to do the job right the first time.”

Another good tip to help farmers get
the best out of autumn sowing?

“Make sure they spray when target weed species are green and growing, with enough leaf area for the herbicide to land on, and penetrate, so it can do its job properly.”

Spraying out paddocks that are
moisture stressed and/or newly grazed, with minimal re-growth, doesn’t give a good result.
Farmers really need to build this
into their pre-plant plan this autumn, he says. Crucial is the foundation of a good pre-plant herbicide programme.

But don’t let farmers as
sume it will kill all weeds present without first taking a good look at what species are present.
“Crucial is very good at killing grass
weeds, and pre-plant is the last chance to get rid of these before sowing new grass. But for some broadleaf weeds, they will need to add different chemistry.”

Regardless of what type of system they
have, or what type of grass they’re sowing this season, Bell says it’s really important farmers tick all the boxes in terms of preparation.

“When finances are stretched, attention to
detail matters more than ever. New pasture sown this autumn is essential for farmers’ on-going productivity and efficiency.  History tells without a strong home-grown pasture base, tight times become even tighter. So the job has to be done right.”

Crucial is the only formulation in the world
which combines three glyphosate salts - potassium, monomethylamine and ammonium. It has a high load of active ingredient (600grams per litre), meaning more weed killing power per litre, using less product per ha.

It pours easily, won’t foam and tank mixes
superbly with other products. It comes in a range of pack sizes, from the OHS-friendly 15 litre pack, all the way up to the larger 1000 litre pod options.

For more detail talk to your Nufarm territory manager.

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