Most spring- sown paddocks are chosen for crop or new grass because the soil is damaged and/or the paddocks contain too many weeds and not enough high- quality grazing.
So it’s vital as many weeds as possible are eliminated before new seed goes in the ground.
This applies to every situation regardless of whether you’re going from winter feed to crop or new grass; grass to grass; crop or winter feed to spring crop, or grass to winter feed.
High performance WeedMaster TS540 plus Pulse is a proven foundation of any pre-plant spray programme.
Although WeedMaster TS540 controls grass weeds and a wide range of broadleaf weeds, several common broadleaf weeds including clovers, yarrow, dock and buttercup require their own specialised herbicide strategy.
As a result, it’s becoming common to mix WeedMaster TS540 with companion herbicides where necessary.
Cynthia Christie, Nufarm technical specialist, says mixing options include Archer, Charter 750WDG, Sero 750WG, Nail EC, Kamba 500 and Relay Super S.
While each has different uses they are all powerful partners for WeedMaster TS540.
Cynthia has some important practical tips for getting the best out of these products this spring.
"The most common questions we’re asked relate to control of specific weeds and plantback and grazing withholding periods."
She recommends asking the following questions:
To help farmers get the best out of their spring spray-out, Nufarm has developed an informative chart, matching companion herbicides with their relevant weeds and showing application rates, grazing WHP, rainfast periods and plantback periods for subsequent crops.
For more information, talk to your local Farm Source team.
Article supplied by Nufarm