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Winning Combo Makes for Dynamic Duo

Co-promotion ad with BASF featuring RoGator

Have you ever noticed how true winners seem to find each other and join forces to make things happen? This has been the case for two truly innovative products in Canada – the RoGator® and BASF’s HEAT® herbicide.

Our top-of-the-line self-propelled sprayer and BASF’s innovative new herbicide are enjoying a co-promotion across the western part of Canada. BASF is featuring the RoGator in all of its print advertising, positioning our machine as the applicator of choice for use when applying HEAT herbicide, which features a unique class of chemistry designed for burndown of targeted weeds and grasses for pre-seed and chemfallow applications.

In the first quarter of 2011, BASF held a contest across western Canada in which growers signed up in record numbers to win a one-year lease on a RoGator 1194 self-propelled sprayer and a case of HEAT herbicide.

The prize winner was chosen in April: Gordie Mueller of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, who manages a 3,500-acre farming operation that grows canola, peas, wheat, oats, barley and lentils. As the winner, Mueller gets to use a 1194 Self-Propelled RoGator  for one year or 200 hours – whichever comes first, in addition to winning enough BASF HEAT herbicide and MERGE® to treat 640 acres. The total value of the prize is more than $54,000.

Upon winning, Mueller said the prize was a “pretty big shock!” He even added that he was intending to switch to a high-clearance sprayer next year, so this win was an absolutely perfect fit for him.

The RoGator is a common sight across the prairies of Canada, providing application of a wide variety of fertilizers and crop-protection products for wheat, canola and other crops common to that country. With large tracts of land to cover – often when racing the clock to make timely applications in a short timeframe – the RoGator is a natural choice for Canadian farmers and professional applicators alike.

Paired together, the RoGator and HEAT herbicide are simply unbeatable. Check out http://www.applylikeapro.com/AboutUs/Testimonials/ to see what customers are saying about the RoGator and www.agsolutions.ca/heat on BASF’s HEAT Herbicide.

Be on the look out for our next co-promotion. In the meantime – what are some of the winning combinations you’ve put together with your AGCO machines?

One Response to “Winning Combo Makes for Dynamic Duo”

  • Radik:

    Hello Tim,Sugnim’s answer is iorecrnct.The best time to apply any herbicide is when the weed pests are at their most vulnerable stage of growth.In spring weeds are starting to emerge and are barely setting roots.During the summer months, they are vigorously growing, storing nutrients in preparation to start blooming. Root structure is very developed.In the fall (autumn), they are mature plants and are using all available nutrients in the soil to set seeds prior to the arrival of winter.Winter, don’t need to explain much here. Annuals will have died off because of the cold, but their seeds will have already dispersed. Perennial weeds may go dormant after shoring up nutrients in preparation for next years growth spurt in spring.Again focus at when the weed pest is the most vulnerable. This stage is usually the latter part of spring and beginning of summer. Plant structures are not very well developed at this stage and the weeds are competing with other vegetation for nutrients. They are more likely to absorb the herbicides at this time. Also note, the herbicide label will tell you when is the ideal time to apply it. Clover is a broad-leaf weed with a deep tap root. If you use a herbicide, look for one that specifically controls broad-leaf weeds (selective herbicide). One such example is 2, 4-D. Weed-n-Feed has 2, 4-D mixed in with fertilizer, but you can find 2, 4-D by itself. Products like Round-up are non-selective herbicides that kill any plant they come in contact with.Weed-n-Feed is typically available in a granular form. You can find 2, 4-D in liquid form, which can be applied via a hose-end sprayer. From past experience 2, 4-D works the best when temperatures are below 80 degrees Fahrenheit and if applied correctly acts a slight pre-emergent. Good luck in your weed control program.

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