Bayer seeks to develop products that can help nursery and landscape managers achieve their goals of producing quality green life in the most sustainable and resource efficient way.
One such example is Specticle®. With weed control in ornamental production nurseries becoming increasingly problematic due to the occurrence of difficult to control weeds, such as fleabane, as well as weed resistance to common herbicides and the high labour cost associated with frequent herbicide applications and hand weeding, new weed control methods are required to allow the development of sustainable weed management programs that help break the cycle of difficult to control weeds across all areas of the nursery”, said James Royal, National Sales & Marketing Manager ANZ (Turf & Ornamentals) at Bayer.
Specticle Herbicide has recently been registered for pre-emergent weed control in bareground areas of ornamental plant production nurseries. It is labelled for use in maintaining bareground in outdoor ornamental nursery production areas (e.g. underneath and around potted plants and benches) in access areas like driveways, walkways and around infrastructure such as buildings and fence lines. Active ingredient: 200 g/L Indaziflam. Pack size: 1 L. Download the Specticle label here
Other products in the Bayer portfolio that have labelled uses in ornamental plants are:
Ronstar® Turf and Ornamental Herbicide is a unique and proven pre-emergent herbicide. With its foliar uptake activity, it is unlike any other pre-emergent herbicide in that it does not have any impact on root development. Ronstar is an excellent herbicide for use in containerised plant situations. Active ingredient: 20 g/kg Oxadiazon. Pack size: 15 kg. Download the Ronstar label here.
Initiator® Systemic Plant Insecticide and Fertiliser tablets provide enhanced growth and long-lasting protection against the damage caused by various insects that attack containerised, newly planted and established plants. Active ingredient: 200 g/kg Imidacloprid. Fertiliser: NPK 5.6% - 5.4% - 4.2% + Mg 1.4%. Pack size: 750 g, 3 kg. Download the Initiator label here.
Dedicate® Turf and Ornamental Fungicide is a premium, highly effective turf and ornamental fungicide, providing dual modes of action and featuring both contact and systemic activity to provide the ultimate protection against plant diseases. Dedicate recently replaced Scorpio in our portfolio. Active ingredients: 200 g/L Tebuconazole, 100 g/L Trifloxystrobin. Pack size: 1 L. Download the Dedicate label here.
Banol® Turf and Ornamental Systemic Fungicide is a systemic fungicide for the control of damping-off in ornamental plants, turf and eucalyptus forestry production nurseries caused by Pythium spp. Active ingredient: 600 g/L Propamocarb. Pack size: 1 L. Download the Banol label here.
For Further Information contact the Bayer Turf and Ornamentals team:
National Sales & Marketing Manager (T&O)
(m) 0408 903 252
Senior Market Development Specialist (T&O/IVM)
(m) 0409 942 513
Territory Business Development Manager (VIC/TAS/WA)
(m) 0437 840 024
Territory Business Development Manager (NSW/ACT)
(m) 0432 278 813
Territory Business Development Manager (QLD/SA/NT)
(m) 0456 612 490