Australia

Affirm

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SYNGENTA - insecticide
51321

For the control of insect pests in Canola, Cotton and Pulses as per the Directions for Use

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Restraints:
DO NOT use on canola grown as a forage crop
DO NOT use on dual-use canola prior to grazing
DO NOT apply to crops under visible stress.
DO NOT apply if wind speed is less than 3km and more than 20km per hour or under conditions where temperature inversions may occur
DO NOT spray any plants in flower while bees are actively foraging

COTTON
 
Qld, NSW, WA, NT only
Pest: Heliothis Helicoverpa armigera, Helicoverpa punctigera
Rate: 550 mL/ha or 700 mL/ha
Add a non-ionic surfactant at recommended label rate
Critical Comments: Timing is important. For best results apply at or just prior to the anticipated time of hatching of Helicoverpa eggs as indicated by egg levels or scouting. As earlier larval stages are easier to control, DO NOT target larvae larger than 5 mm (very small to small). Large larvae and larvae feeding within bolls and squares may not be controlled. Larvae must feed on treated areas in order to achieve effective control. Where high egg lays occur the addition of an ovicide is recommended. Use the lower rate on light infestations. Make no more than 4 applications per season. AFFIRM should be used according to the cotton Best Management Practices Manual.

Pest: Green Mirids Creontiades dilutus Suppression only
Rate: 550 mL/ha or 700 mL/ha
Critical Comments: Apply to developing Green Mirid populations that are predominantly nymphs. Maximum effect is not achieved until 5 to 7 days after application. Use the higher rate on heavier populations.
Mites Suppression only
Applications of AFFIRM as outlined above for Heliothis will reduce the rate of mite development in treated cotton.

CANOLA
(for grain production)
Pest: Diamondback Moth Plutella xylostella
Rate: 150 to 300 mL/ha
Add a non-ionic surfactant at recommended label rate
Critical Comments: Apply as soon as larval populations reach threshold numbers. Observe current industry threshold recommendations based on crop growth stage.
Use rates towards the lower end of the range to control threshold level populations when crop growth stage or insect activity does not favour rapid population development.
Use the higher rate to control threshold level populations when conditions favour rapid crop or pest population development.
Sample crops twice a week after application to determine if a second application is required.
Make no more than 2 applications per season. If further applications are necessary, rotate to an approved product from a different MOA group.
Highly toxic to bees. Refer to the Protection of Livestock statement for notification requirements.

SUMMER AND WINTER PULSE CROPS
Pest: 
Heliothis Helicoverpa armigera, Helicoverpa punctigera, Loopers Thysanoplusia sp., Diamondback moth Plutella xylostella
Rate: 150 to 300 mL/ha
Add a non-ionic surfactant at recommended label rate
Critical Comments: Timing is important. For best results apply at or just prior to the anticipated time of hatching of Lepidoptera larvae as indicated by egg levels or scouting.
As earlier larval stages are easier to control, DO NOT target larvae larger than 5 mm (very small to small).
Use rates towards the lower end of the range to control threshold level populations when crop growth stage or insect activity does not favour rapid population development.
Larvae feeding within pods may not be controlled. Larvae must feed on treated areas in order to achieve effective control.
Where high egg lays occur the addition of an ovicide is recommended.
DO NOT make more than 2 applications per season, with a minimum interval of 7 days between applications. If further applications are necessary, rotate to an approved product from a different MOA group.
Highly toxic to bees. Refer to the Protection of Livestock statement for notification requirements.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION

WITHHOLDING PERIODS
Canola: DO NOT HARVEST, GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCK FOOD FOR 2 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION
Cotton:
DO NOT HARVEST, GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCK FOOD FOR 4 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION
DO NOT FEED COTTON TRASH FROM TREATED AREAS TO ANIMALS, INCLUDING POULTRY
Pulses:
Harvest:
DO NOT HARVEST FOR 21 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION
Grazing:
DO NOT GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCK FOOD FOR 14 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
Mixing
Add the required amount of AFFIRM to a partly filled spray tank, and then add the remainder of the water.

Application
To be effective AFFIRM requires thorough spray coverage. Ensure that equipment is properly calibrated to give an even distribution at the correct volume.
Ground Application:
Cotton: Apply in at least 80 L spray/ha
Canola: Apply in at least 100 L spray/ha
Pulses: Apply in at least 80 to 100 L spray/ha depending on the crop canopy size. Use at least 80 L spray/ha for crops with lower canopy size eg Lentils, and 100 L spray/ha for crops with higher canopy size eg Chickpeas.
Air Application: Apply in at least 20 L spray/ha

Compatibility
AFFIRM is compatible with Ovasyn* EC. As formulations of other manufacturer’s products are beyond the control of Syngenta, and the quality of water may vary with location, all mixtures should be tested prior to mixing commercial quantities.

Insecticide Resistance Warning
For insecticide resistance management AFFIRM INSECTICIDE is a Group 6 insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to AFFIRM and other Group 6 insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if AFFIRM and other Group 6 insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of AFFIRM on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd accepts no liability for any losses that may result from failure of AFFIRM to control resistant insects. AFFIRM may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information contact your supplier, Syngenta representative or local agricultural department agronomist.

Effective
Crops
Cotton
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.55 - 0.7
Preharvest Interval
28
Crops
Canola
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.15 - 0.3
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Peas
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.15 - 0.3
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Beans
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.15 - 0.3
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Soybeans
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0.15 - 0.3
Preharvest Interval
-