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CRT Catalogue Pull-out Feature : CRT Summer 2013 - Tech Update
www.crt.com.au There’s always better value at CRT. Go to www.crt.com.au to register and receive your next issue via email. Crop Protection TechUpdate–Summer2013 All farmers are aware that successful winter cropping relies heavily on water conservation over summer. Paddy and Afghan melons are two of the most widespread fallow weeds and control is essential to maximise available moisture and nutrients for the next winter crop. Dow® AgroSciences introduced Garlon 480 in the early 1980s. This formulation was improved upon with the release of Garlon 600, which instantly became the industry benchmark for summer melon control. Last summer, with the help of CRT nationally, the next generation of Garlon was launched — Garlon FallowMaster. Peter Walters, National Category Manager, Technical Services for Ruralco† says “Garlon FallowMaster is further proof that as a truly global research and development company, Dow AgroSciences are continuing to do what they do best and that is raise the bar with new products and technical innovations to help Australian farmers.” Garlon FallowMaster was put to the test last summer. Farmers from all over the country gave their local CRT agronomist feedback that Garlon FallowMaster showed superior control of melons versus other triclopyr formulations. These results from the paddock have confirmed that Dow AgroSciences has made a big step forward with this new product. Key improvements with Garlon FallowMaster include: • faster weed uptake and brownout of melons • wider compatibility with other crop protection products • lower use rates • one hour rainfastness • reduced odour • improved emulsification package When making an application of Garlon FallowMaster it is essential to keep in mind the environmental conditions before, during and after the herbicide application. Adjust the herbicide rate according to weed size, make the herbicide application when weeds are actively growing and use a high water rate to achieve maximum coverage of the weed. If you are making an application of Garlon FallowMaster as the only herbicidal component, it is beneficial to include 0.5% Uptake Spraying Oil. Summer weed control is the most effective way to conserve summer rain and soil nutrients so, when you’ve got melons in the paddock, Garlon FallowMaster is the answer. ®TM Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow. † Ruralco is the parent entity of the CRT retail group. Summer spraying presents many challenges to growers and contractors for controlling the growth of invasive weeds that suck valuable moisture out of the soil profile. Utilisation of an effective adjuvant can significantly improve performance and reliability of summer herbicide sprays. For many knockdown sprays a three way adjuvant mix is commonly used consisting of ammonium sulphate, spray oil or acidified oil, and non-ionic wetter. The problem with this approach is having to handle three adjuvants for each tank mix and having to lift 25kg bags of ammonium sulphate into the tank. Now there is a better, smarter way. Two products from SST demonstrate a significant advance in adjuvant technology. Kondemn is a fully formulated adjuvant consisting of multiple components which are combined in a synergistically optimised formulation. This special mix enables much lower total adjuvant addition to the tank and is available in a 15kg bucket which is much better from an OH&S perspective. Kondemn neutralises the deteriorating effects of hard water, reduces spray drift and significantly reduces droplet evaporation. This enhances the performance of knockdowns such as glyphosate, 2,4-D and MCPA and many herbicides by maintaining droplet moisture for longer periods. In situations that do not require the specific addition of an oil, Wetout can serve as the major adjuvant. Wetout is a new 100% nonionic surfactant for use with many agricultural sprays. Wetout can typically be used at 1⁄2 – 3⁄4 of the rate of standard wetting agents. Wetout provides many benefits over conventional products. One of the most significant improvements is reduction of spray drift. Wetout is also highly beneficial in situations where course droplets need to be applied under low volume applications; most notably from flat fan and other high shear nozzles. Wetout can assist in providing required coverage under low volume applications. Aside from the benefit of purchasing much smaller amounts of adjuvant, Kondemn and Wetout help reduce total spray application costs. Kondemn and Wetout are available through your local CRT store. GarlonTM FallowMasterTM Update Smart solutions for summer adjuvant needs Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of the information contained in this Tech Update, it is general information only and has been prepared without taking into account your specific crop protection requirements. Combined Rural Traders Pty Ltd and its related entities will not, to the extent permitted by law, be liable for any loss, damage, injury, costs or expenses suffered by you or a third party directly or indirectly as a result of your reliance wholly or in part on this information in relation to the choice and use of manufactured products by you, irrespective of whether or not such products are used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or otherwise and whether or not such products are purchased or obtained at the suggestion of Combined Rural Traders Pty Ltd or any of its related entities (including their employees, contractors and agents).
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