Hasten a leading spray adjuvant for 25 years

April 26, 2023 | 2 min read
In 1993, Dr Bob Killick – owner of Vicchem, was involved in the creation of ground breaking chemistry by using ethylated canola oil to create the unique formulation of Hasten Spray Adjuvant.

We can’t afford to lose older herbicides

April 25, 2023 | 3 min read
Ian Linklater and his sons, Daniel, James and Michael – of Trentham Farms, near Gol Gol in Far Western NSW, crop 9800 ha of sandy loam country and appreciate the value of older and cheaper herbicides that are still effective options against their major weeds.

How widespread a problem is Spraydrift?

April 24, 2023 | 3 min read
Spray drift events have been at an all-time high due to floods and large-scale rain events at the end of 2022.

Less fines = less drift with On Coarse DRA

April 22, 2023 | 5 min read
Without fines, there’d be no drift. Worries about nearby cotton, surface temperature inversions, low or high wind speeds, downwind buffer zones or stories on the ABC would be a thing of the past, says FMC’s technical extension specialist, David Johnson.

Guidebook identifies key to spraying efficiency

April 22, 2023 | 3 min read
A new technical and troubleshooting resource for grain growers is available in the form of a GRDC guidebook for mixing and batching agricultural chemicals.

Mix up your approach to fenceline weeds

March 9, 2021 | 2 min read
The recent discovery of multi-resistant capeweed along fencelines in Western Australia has put a fine point on the need for integrated weed management tactics to be applied to non-production areas on farms.

Hasten increases cross-labelled products to 45

July 13, 2020 | 2 min read
Years of research and development by Vicchem creating superior crop adjuvants such as the flagship Hasten brand continues to pay off for the science-based company. Since its Australian launch in 1996, Hasten is now cross-labelled on 45 leading agricultural chemical products, with recent additions including BASF’s Versys Insecticide and Adama’s Topnotch Fungicide. Hasten’s foliar penetrative properties make it an adjuvant of choice for these new systemic products.