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are approximately 3 mm in the form of a cross and grow in groups of two or three out of a ring of six bracts between January and December. Fruit is round, dry and bristly containing two seeds (referred to as nutlets). Field Madder Fathen (Chenopodium album) is one of the most serious weeds


Bayer Crop Science New Zealand weeds, grass weeds, broadleaf weeds, amaranthus, red root, annual poa, barley grass, barnyard grass, black nightshade, docks, thistles, chickweed, cleavers, clovers, cornbind, creeping mallow, dandelion, fathen, field madder, field pansy, forage tall fescue

Betanal Forte

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. Herbicide activity will also be slowed down in cool weather. Betanal Forte readily controls seedling stages of: chickweed, fathen, fumitory, groundsel, redroot, shepherd’s purse, spurrey, nettle and twin cress. Black nightshade, cornbind and willow weed are controlled only up to four true leaf stage

Aviator Xpro case study - Ian Batchelor, North Canterbury

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seven-and-a-half and ten tonnes of spring barley and last summer was pretty dry so we were very happy with that.” “It was the first time I’ve ever seen a crop of barley senesce naturally rather than die off due to disease and it was beautiful grain to harvest,” recalls Batchelor. Aviator Xpro case

Cereal fungicides – what should I apply this spring?

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. While the recent strong recovery in the milk solids price still has some way to go, it shows there is light at the end of the tunnel and that demand for cereals is likely to be stronger next year. Current enquiries through our website are focused around product choice rather than the merit of applying

Don’t miss the last chance to protect your cereal crops

of green leaf area. To control Ramularia, leaf rust and any late scald and net blotch infections, apply Aviator Xpro at 1.0 L/ha at flag leaf emergence. Trials carried out by Bayer in Canterbury have shown that applying a fungicide at flag leaf emergence, rather than waiting to the traditional

Delegate Hamish Clarke shares his experiences from attending the GYAS with Bayer

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-based thinking for problem solving, rather than creative-thinking.    Todd outlined that creativity is the answer to any problem, but creative leadership lies within the ability for a leader to fight of their fears, and hold onto a creative idea for just five minutes longer than others

Betanal quattro case study - Chris Horn, Waitaki

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around the Waitaki Basin district. “With beef prices being strong, more farmers are wanting to finish cattle rather than trading them, and are looking to fodder beet as a feed source that is high yielding over a small paddock area,” says Chris. More beef farmers are recognising the high

Betanal quattro case study - Gareth Isbister, North Otago

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to the spring sowing season. It meant we had to delay spraying for longer than we would normally do, thanks to the crop being quite slow to emerge. His main focus for the Betanal quattro spray programme was fat hen and wire weed. The trade off was to hit it earlier, rather than let it get too established

Poncho case study – Jenna Sutton, Farmlands, Rangiora

extremely important to get a quick and even establishment with the sown species providing the bulk of the competition, rather than weed species providing that competition as you are extremely limited on herbicide options to clean up those paddocks when herbs are also sown. It would be fair to say
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