Pitchcare are an appointed stockist of new, residual turf herbicide, Valdor® Flex
Valdor® Flex was introduced to the UK turf and amenity market last year and has been widely praised for providing excellent residual control for even the hardest to manage weeds.
Turf and amenity managers are encouraged to improve the efficiency of their herbicide programmes by using the product, which is active on a wide range of surfaces including open soil, gravel and industrial areas.
Valdor® Flex has two synergistic active ingredients, diflufenican and iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium, which help to minimise the risk of resistance through two complementary modes of action.
Valdor® Flex's works to keep soil weed free for up to four months with just one single application, providing cleaner surfaces for longer, and helping to target herbicide use more effectivity.
Dan Hughes, Pitchcare's Sales and Marketing Director commented; "The introduction of a new optimum formulated, broad spectrum residual herbicide dramatically improves the limited control options in the market to rotate active substance and reduce resistance"
"Research data presented on Valdor-Flex shows effective residual performance to keep soil weed-free for up to four months utilising two different modes of action."
Manufactured by Bayer, it uses the latest generation of wettable granule (WG) to ensure the product remains stable in water for at least 24 hours, meaning any remaining solution in the tank can be used the following day.
Valdor® Flex should be applied from February through to June, a single application required per season, and is available in 10g sachets or 500g bottles. The 10g sachets can be mixed in a knapsack sprayer with 6-10 litres of water, providing the operator with surface coverage of up to 200m2. For those looking to treat a larger area, the 500g bottle can be mixed with 300-500 litres of water and applied with a tractor mounted sprayer to achieve coverage of 1ha.
This unique product also has a low odour, eliminates the risk of stains on treated surfaces, and consists of an incredibly low dust formulation which helps to reduce operator exposure.
Alan Abel, from Complete Weed Control, put the herbicide to the test on a heavily weeded gravel site at an international airport.
"Valdor® Flex stood out for us due to the long-lasting residual control and its low risk of resistance. In practice these features impressed with great results.
"Herbicide resistance is an increasing issue for the amenity sector, so the fact that new products are coming to the market is certainly a positive, helping us to complete jobs efficiently," says Alan.
For more information, or to purchase, see Valdor® Flex.