AmiTron in NSW cane

AmiTron providing flexible weed control

  Controlling weeds from the very start is important to give cane a clean head start but can carry some risk when rain is limited and infrequent. A new broad-spectrum herbicide is reducing that risk and giving growers flexibility in their weed control programs. AmiTron (700g ai/kg amicarbazone) is a UV stable herbicide with both pre- and post-emergent activity against …

Rancona Dimension still a success

  In 2014 Roger Baines went looking for solutions for the bare patches appearing in his wheat and barley crops. Four years later, he stands by the product that’s helped solve his problem. Baines Bros Farms in Cummins South Australia is a mixed farming enterprise of 1,000 ha cropping and 3,000 breeding merino ewes. Roger grows wheat, barley and canola …

Acramite wins the fight against mites

  Acramite miticide has proved its superiority in a trial comparing it to a generic ‘equivalent’. Recent trials in Australia and the US show that formulation quality can affect efficacy and performance of two miticides with the same active ingredient. Arysta undertook local trial work in Australia following US field and lab results demonstrated a significant variation in results between …

Important changes to Le-Mat insecticide registration

In December 2016, the APVMA concluded a chemical review of omethoate. The residues and dietary assessment did not support any uses of omethoate that could result in residues in food commodities. As a result of the regulatory decisions, the below supported uses were issued: • barrier spraying (not in-crop) for red-legged earth mite • use on ornamentals Arysta have consulted …

New AmiTron herbicide registered in sugarcane

Arysta is pleased to announce the registration of AmiTron® herbicide in sugarcane. AmiTron (700g amicarbazone) is a new broad-spectrum herbicide with both pre-and post-emergent activity against grasses, broadleaf weeds (particularly vines) and some sedges. Whilst newly registered in Australia, this versatile herbicide has proven to be an effective weed control tool in major sugarcane growing countries such as Brazil for the …

Arysta buys Etec

Arysta LifeScience to acquire Etec Crop Solutions NZ

Arysta LifeScience has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Etec Crop Solutions in New Zealand to form a new entity, Arysta LifeScience New Zealand.  Etec Crop Solutions is a significant supplier of agrochemical solutions in New Zealand. The company develops and commercialises innovative high-value products across pastoral, horticultural, arable, pest control, turf and forestry markets. Since 1989, Etec has introduced …

Switch to Rancona Dimension pays off for WA grower

Eric Patterson, Katanning Western Australia, used Rancona® Dimension seed treatment on his cereal seed for the first time in the 2016 season. Farming 5000 hectares in a mixed farming operation comprising of 9000 merino sheep, Eric also crops wheat, canola, barley, oats and lupins. Crops are rotated on either a wheat/barley/canola or a wheat/oats/pasture rotation. Eric tried Rancona Dimension last …

Rancona Dimension is a hit in the Mallee against root disease

Departments of Agriculture from Western Australia to New South Wales have reported an increase in root diseases in cereals this season. These diseases include the potentially damaging crown rot and rhizoctonia. The impact of these root diseases has been minimised in instances where farmers have implemented appropriate management strategies and used seed treatments. Lynton Barrett runs a 4,000 Ha mixed …