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Starane Hi-Load launched to save time and money

Dow AgroSciences launchedStarane Hi-Load at LAMMA 2015. The innovative formulation provides all the establishedperformance of Starane in a concentrated form, said the company. 

This new highlyconcentrated formulation of fluroxypyr will treat nine hectares per pack,saving both time and money for sprayer operators and farmers.

The key to the newproducts success is an innovative, highly concentrated formulation containing333 grams of active ingredient per litre. Not only will sprayer filling be lesstime consuming, but there is also less packaging to rinse. Available in a 10litre PET pack with a self-seal cap, new Starane Hi-Load has no foils todispose of thus both can and cap can be recycled together.  All thesebenefits will save time and money so that the farmers can spend more time onwhat matters on the farm.  

Starane Hi-Load providesexactly the same dependable performance as Starane. It provides robustcontrol of chickweed, cleavers and other broad-leaved weeds in the spring/lateseason period in spring and winter cereals.  Recommended crops have beenextended to include spelt and grass grown for seed. In addition, triticale maynow be sprayed up to growth stage GS39.  Starane Hi-Load will provideconsistent control year on year, so farmers know just what to expect.

This non-ALS chemistryhas no known resistance to any species it controls and has no sequencing orfollowing crop restrictions. It is rain fast within one hour. Starane Hi-Loadoffers an extensive range of tank mix options to make the most of the productstime saving benefits.

The average dose rate forStarane Hi-Load is 0.45 l/ha compared to 0.75l/ha for Starane 2/Gala. Watervolume specified on the label is 200400 l/ha but is supported down to 80 l/hawith a five metre aquatic buffer zone, which can be reduced by using low-driftnozzles/reduced dose rate where appropriate.

Starane Hi-Load isanother step in our commitment to deliver at least one new product a year tothe UK market, said Toni McEwan who manages Dow AgroSciences UK cerealherbicide portfolio. For farmers who have used and relied on Starane 2 orGala in the past, the new product offers a real solution to controllingbroad-leaved weeds with the extra benefit of saving time and money in thespraying operation. 


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