Pictured here: Bert and Roena Parsons (left photo)
Jeremy Darby and Brendan McQuade (PGW), David Lingan (Etec) and Bert Parsons (right photo)
Etec Crop Solutions, Hammer Victory Promotion - Press Release.
Victory Over Hard to Kill Weeds with Hammer
Waiorongomai Station, Ruatoria is the proud winner of the “Buy Hammer, Win a Hammer” promotion with an American muscle bike as the prize.
Etec Crop Solutions has just run a “Hammer hard to kill weeds” promotion with Hammer® herbicide. For every 1 litre of Hammer purchased through participating retailers, customers went into a draw to win a Victory Hammer 8 Ball motorcycle. The bike and the herbicide are both hard hitting as Hammer adds serious ‘muscle’ to the spray tank with glyphosate etc.
Hammer is a knock-down herbicide containing carfentrazone-ethyl which is used to improve both the speed of knockdown and the spectrum of hard to kill weeds when used with non-selective herbicides such as glyphosate.
Bert Parsons and his wife Roena manage Waiorongomai Station which owns 650 hectares and leases another 200 hectares. Their focus is on finishing bulls and lambs where they currently utilise forage crops such as Plantain, Lucerne, and Fodderbeet to meet their seasonal live weight gain targets. This cropping system also allows them to re-new pastures which supports their intensive grazing operation. Waiorongomai also has 240 hectares of forestry.
Bert was first introduced to Hammer by PGG Wrightson. “Hammer was added to glyphosate to broaden the kill on a range of broadleaf weeds where we also used Li1000™ adjuvant says Bert. The non-residue and zero grazing withholding period of Hammer was appealing. I was very happy with the efficacy of Hammer in controlling problem weeds like nightshade and amaranthus. The information and advice I received from my PGW TFR on Hammer was very good, which gave me the confidence to use it. I have also used Metarex™ slugbait to protect some of my crops concludes Bert.
“This promotion has helped us convey the hard hitting nature of Hammer and linking this with a 1750cc American Muscle cruiser has helped with this message. We have had a lot of interest as the motorcycle has toured between Northland and Southland and appreciate the support we have had for Hammer this year. To support the continued growth of Hammer this autumn we have also added a 5lt pack size for large users, nick-named “The Sledge Hammer” says Etec’s Business Development Manager Matt Strahan.
Etec Crop Solutions can be contacted for more information on Hammer or other products via free phone on 0800 100 325 or via their website www.etec.co.nz.
HAMMER nails hard to kill weeds fast!