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Better ARG control than 'tri mixes' and still under $30/ha

Broadacre
05.03.2019
Syngenta designed BOXER GOLD® for use in drier times

BOXER GOLD® found its way onto many new farms last year thanks to a significant price reduction and will earn its keep in 2019 as a better option than ‘tri mixes’.

Once again positioned at under $30/hectare (2.5L/Ha rate) BOXER GOLD represents great value for those wheat and barley growers who want more dependable control than trifluralin and triallate mixes.  

“With the lower BOXER GOLD price point, growers and agronomists have some very good reasons to rethink their position on annual ryegrass (ARG) management, if they haven’t already,” Syngenta Senior Product Lead Garth Wickson said.

BOXER GOLD has demonstrated several key agronomic advantages over trifluralin and triallate.

“Trial data across key cropping regions of Australia highlights that while trifluralin and trifluralin/triallate tank-mixes can deliver good ryegrass control, their performance can sometimes be variable as their efficacy is impacted more by weather conditions and different soil types,” Garth said.

“In side-by-side comparisons the trials have shown that BOXER GOLD delivers a high level of ryegrass control without being prone to the same degree of variability in sub-optimal conditions.

“It’s a more robust solution to the ARG problem that allows growers to achieve consistently better results with less likelihood of seasonally induced failures causing weed numbers to blowout.”

Affordability, reliability, consistency and flexibility are all important points for growers to consider when choosing herbicides.

BOXER GOLD offers control of ARG Group D herbicide resistant populations, as well as Silver Grass, Stone Crop (Crassula spp.) Toad Rush and useful suppression of Barley Grass.

A flexible-to-use product, application can be changed to suit seasonal conditions. Registered usage patterns include:

  • Pre-emergent, applied up to seven days prior to mechanical incorporation by the sowing operation (IBS);
  • A split application of 1.75 L/ha pre-plant followed by 750 mL/ha post-plant, and;
  • Post-emergent, one-to-three leaf-stage for ARG (suppression).

To expand the weed spectrum even further, Mr Wickson advised BOXER GOLD can be tank-mixed with trifluralin or Monza.

At a Glance

BOXER GOLD was developed by Syngenta for tough conditions. For more than a decade it has helped growers control annual ryegrass, including Group D resistant populations, over millions of hectares.

  • Price reposition in 2018 means it’s now even more affordable (under $30/ha).
  • A unique propriety formulation of Prosulfocarb and S-metolachlor (J and K herbicide Group’s), BOXER GOLD is an important tool for resistance management.
  • More consistent, robust control of hard to control annual ryegrass in less than ideal moisture planting conditions means BOXER GOLD can deliver better overall value compared with trifluralin and triallate mixes.