Adama Portfolio Manager Stuart Moncrieff said spray drift was becoming a growing issue with 2,4-D herbicides, and especially with summer crops like cotton expanding into new areas.
Stuart said herbicide drift resulted in significant damage to some summer crops last season.
He said Adama had been involved in grower and industry meetings to address 2,4-D damage and relevant spraying conditions. Further meetings are set to be held soon.
Zulu® XT, from Adama, is a new dual salt 2,4-D herbicide for broadleaf weed control featuring low volatility and it provides improved compatibility with Adama’s Wipe-Out® 450 and Wipe-Out® Pro glyphosate formulations, as well as with other herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.
It can be used all-year-round by growers, for fallow weed control and late spraying in cereals, compared with alternative products that may not offer such widespread use and can raise compatibility issues.
“Zulu XT has the benefit of fallow registration and it can be used in cereals for late broadleaf clean-ups,’’ Stuart said.
It can also be used in pastures, sugarcane and non-agricultural areas, providing broad-spectrum control of broadleaf weeds.
Zulu XT comprises a high loading formulation, containing 720 grams per litre of 2,4-D Amine, providing for reduced logistics and lower application rates, and it offers excellent stability when mixed in cold water and low temperature environments.