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CRT Catalogue Pull-out Feature : CRT Autumn 2014 - Tech Update
Bundaberg capsicum producer, Josh Crow, Farm Manager with United Wholesale Growers, has been more than impressed with the results he's had using Dow AgroSciences' TransformTM insecticide to control aphids in his crops. "Tomatoes are our main crop, but capsicum is a large part of our business and we ship about 9,600 tonnes over two seasons," said Josh. "We've had an ongoing problem with green peach aphid and, to a lesser extent, silverleaf whitefly. Aphids multiply very quickly and each season we'd end up back at square one with a new infestation appearing after we dealt with the last one." Josh decided to try Transform after talking to his agronomist, Simon Andreoli, from BGA AgriServices and was the first to purchase the insecticide through the BGA business. Through its systemic, fast-acting, novel mode of action, Transform controls the main sucking insects attacking capsicum crops. It's also soft on beneficial insects making it a good fit within integrated pest management programs. Its active ingredient, IsoclastTM active, is a member Only Roundup Ultra®MAX, containing Monsanto's proven and patented surfactant technology, can offer a one daylight hour 'spray and sow' claim when applied to annual seedlings without the need for any additional surfactants or penetrants. This means paddocks can be sown more quickly with less time waiting for glyphosate to penetrate weeds before commencing sowing. Monsanto's surfactant technology provides faster absorption and penetration delivering a quicker and more concentrated lethal dose of weed killing power. Roundup UltraMAX is the strongest Australia's first TransformTM user, rates it first for beating capsicum aphids Get the crop in faster with Roundup Ultra®MAX Agronomist, Simon Andreoli, BGA AgriServices (left) with Josh Crow, Farm Manager, United Wholesale Growers. of the sulfoximine class of chemistry (IRAC Group 4C). There is no known insect resistance to this new class nor cross-resistance between the sulfoximines and other currently used insecticide groups, which explains its effectiveness. "I'm very impressed with the results we're getting with Transform. It's easy to use, compatible with other general sprays we use and it delivers a quick, thorough knockdown that prevents re-infestations." "We intend to keep using Transform and would certainly recommend it." Dow AgroSciences worked closely with consultants and advisors to ensure Transform met the needs of Australian vegetable, fruit and grape producers and it looks set to become a valuable new weapon in the management of costly sucking pests. Visit www.crt.com.au to find your nearest store today. TM Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow. Pre-plant tips for optimising the power of Roundup UltraMAX. Hard Water The positive charged cations in hard water like Calcium, Magnesium and Iron will bind and de-activate negatively charged glyphosate in the spray tank. If using hard water always add Ammonium Sulphate (2%) to the spray tank and agitate well before adding Roundup UltraMAX. Annual Seedlings (Growth stage) Apply Roundup UltraMAX when annual seedlings are at the 2 leaf stage or older. 1 leaf seedlings have limited translocation to roots meaning glyphosate may not sufficiently assimilate in the roots. Rate Selection (Plant age vs plant size) Be aware of false breaks where plants may have germinated and then cease growing as soil moisture levels decline. These weeds may look small above ground but may have well developed root systems as they chase moisture. Dust & Wheel Tracks Dust will de-activate glyphosate. Do not apply Roundup UltraMAX to dust covered plants. Slow down when spraying in dry paddocks. glyphosate on the market with 570 grams per litre of glyphosate killing power. This means less drums and more sprayed hectares per drum. Another feature of the surfactant technology in Roundup UltraMAX is the 20 minute rainfast offer it provides. This means spraying can continue closer to rain, enabling more crop to be sown before rain. The proven formulation of Roundup UltraMAX is low foaming with low viscosity allowing for easier and quicker filling of the boomspray and less downtime refilling. Speak to your CRT Local Bloke about Roundup UltraMAX today. ® Roundup Ultra is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC.
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