FUSILADE FORTE is quickly absorbed by leaves and green stems (is rainfast within one hour) and translocated throughout the plant. It gathers at growing points, both above ground and in the roots, rhizomes and stolons of grass weeds.
Weed growth and hence competition with the crop stops within 48 hours. First symptoms are not noticeable for at least a week after application. Growing points turn brown and rot, shoot tips can be easily pulled out after 2 to 3 weeks. Young leaves turn yellow or redden soon after, but the mature leaves may remain green for long periods. Weed control is usually complete 3 to 5 weeks after spraying.If treated area is to be grazed after application of Fusilade Forte, let it 7 days to elapse before introducing stock to ensure maximum weed control.
Pour the required amount of product directly to the spray tank which should be 50 to 75% full. The agitation system will be running during mixing and spraying. If agitation stops and settlement occurs, agitate thoroughly before spraying. The addition of an adjuvant is not necessary.
TIME OF APPLICATION
The maximum benefits of this product is obtained when, the weeds are sprayed when young and actively growing. Grasses establishing from seed should be sprayed before tillering occurs. Higher rates will be necessary once tillering commences. For annual grass weeds, spraying must take place before the late tillering stage if a complete kill is desired.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Good spray coverage is essential for maximum results. Spray equipment must be checked and calibrated accurately prior to application.
Verify height of boom above the target weeds to ensure the spray is evenly distributed and a double overlap pattern is obtained. When grass weed targets are sprayed, an even distribution of droplets with no less than 50% of the spray volume in the 150 to 300 micron range is desirable.
Broadacre use: The volumes of water per hectare will depend on nozzle selection and should be in the range of 50 to 100 L/ha. 110˚ fan nozzles are preferred for use with this product. For vigorous weed infestations use higher volumes of spray to achieve full coverage.
Band spraying: Make sure there is sufficient coverage by using 2 nozzles (one either side of the plant row) when the crop is beyond the 2 leaf stage.
Flying height, pressure, nozzle size and positioning of the aircraft will be adjusted to minimise spray drift. Avoid spraying in high winds or under temperature inversion conditions. Special care must be taken to avoid drift on adjacent crops such as cereals, maize or sorghum. Apply in more than 30 L/ha.
On smaller areas use a knapsack sprayer suitably calibrated.
After use, clean equipment thoroughly and rinse several times prior to re-use.
This product is compatible with Agral ® and BS1000, DC Trate, Ulvapron, Sertin, Imidan, Karate® and Pirimor®. DO NOT tank mix with other pesticides.
PROTECTION OF CROPS, NATIVE AND OTHER NON-TARGET PLANTS
DO NOT apply under bad weather conditions or from spraying equipment that can cause spray to drift onto nearby susceptible plants/crops, cropping lands or pastures. DO NOT plant cereal crops for 12 weeks after application of FUSILADE FORTE.
PROTECTION OF LIVESTOCK, WILDLIFE, FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND ENVIRONMENT
Moderately hazardous to fish. DO NOT contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with the chemical or used containers.
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL
Store in the closed, original container in a well-ventilated area, as cool as possible and away from children, animals, food, feedstuffs, seed and fertilisers. DO NOT store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight. Triple or pressure rinse containers before disposal.
Add rinsings to spray tank. DO NOT dispose of undiluted chemicals on site. If recycling, replace cap and return clean containers to recycler or designated collection point. If not recycling, break, crush, or puncture and bury empty containers in a local authority landfill. If no landfill is available, bury the containers below 500 mm in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose clear of waterways, desirable vegetation and tree roots. Empty containers and product should not be burnt.