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UPL - Herbicide


NOTE: For all crops listed in the double incorporation table below:
Incorporate FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE into the soil within 24 hours of application. Refer to the Notes on Incorporation under the heading General Instructions. Where a range of application rates are provided, use the higher rate on heavy textured soils or those high in organic matter and the lower rate on light to medium textured soils. Application to soil types with poor structural characteristics or that are poorly worked may result in insufficient and uneven incorporation and, subsequently less than satisfactory weed control. Heavy soils, which are cloddy or have a surface crust or surface seal, are to be avoided. Attempting to incorporate FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE when soils are very wet or very dry may also result in poor weed control due to insufficient mixing. Refer to the General Instructions, especially “Cereal Seed Dressings” and “Weather Conditions at Planting” for further information on emergence.

DO NOT use in irrigation channels or drains UNLESS ALL irrigation tailwater and rainfall can be captured and held on farm.
DO NOT sow sensitive summer crops such as sorghum and millets within 12 months of application of FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE.
DO NOT apply to a poorly prepared seedbed.
DO NOT use FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE mixed with atrazine on heavy clay soils.
DO NOT apply FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE where waterlogging is likely to occur.
DO NOT apply using aerial equipment.
DO NOT apply to areas of publicly accessible turf.

FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE is selective for the control of most annual grasses and certain broadleaf weeds. As FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE controls weeds by inhibiting seedling development, it will not control established weeds. For the best results, seedbeds should be free of weeds, trash and clods at the time of application. Soils containing a high percentage of organic matter can result in poor control. It is recommended that application to these soils (greater than 6% organic content) should be avoided.
Crop injury may result if cold wet weather follows planting or if FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE is applied to a poorly prepared seedbed. With the return of favourable growing conditions (warm weather), the crop will usually recover and resume normal growth.
Caution: Prolonged periods of rainfall and/or excessive soil moisture at or following application may delay breakdown of Fist HydroCap capsules, resulting in reduced weed control. NOTE: FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE may stain (yellow) any objects it contacts. Keep all objects, etc. that are not to be stained well clear of the product and spray.

Shake, invert or roll container several times before use. Put half the required volume of water in spray tank and start agitation. When using FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE alone, add FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE to partially filled tank and then add the remainder of water. Mix thoroughly. When using FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE in tank mixes with atrazine or diuron, mix these products as indicated on the relevant label adding the FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE last, and then complete filling of the tank. Maintain good agitation at all times until spraying is completed. If the spray mixture is allowed to settle, thorough agitation is essential to re-suspend the mixture before spraying is resumed. Note that when tank mixing FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE with paraquat and glyphosate herbicides, the FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE should be thoroughly mixed in the spray tank first, before adding either a paraquat or glyphosate product.

Ground Application:
Use conventional sprayers with either mechanical or by-pass agitation. Flat fan nozzles should be used. Spray equipment should be correctly calibrated to ensure proper application. If applying FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE in tank mix combination with atrazine or diuron, nozzle screens must be no finer than 50 mesh. Apply the recommended quantity of FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE in 50-200 litres of water per hectare. Where pre-emergence surface treatment is used, the higher rates of water per hectare are recommended.
a. FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE works best if thoroughly mixed with soil either mechanically or by irrigation or rainfall. The aim of incorporation is to produce an even band of herbicide to intercept germinating weed seeds.
b. Post-plant pre-emergence surface applications of FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE alone, or as a tank mixture, are most effective in controlling weeds when adequate rainfall occurs or irrigation is applied within 7-10 days after treatment to achieve incorporation. If no rain or irrigation is received within 7-10 days, light mechanical incorporation is required for optimum weed control, except when used on maize, carrots and rice.
c. Maize is tolerant to FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE either alone or in mixtures with atrazine if the seed germinates below the chemically treated band. Maize, carrots and rice are NOT tolerant to FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE if it is in direct contact with the seed.
Cereal Seed Dressings
Some fungicidal seed dressings can shorten coleoptile length and this can affect emergence particularly if seed is sown too deep. When these cereal seed dressings are used in FIST HydroCap HERBICIDE treated areas it is very important to ensure there is good seed depth control and to sow just below (1cm) the chemically treated band. Consult your local Department of Agriculture Agronomist for further advice.
Weather Conditions at Planting
Crop injury may result if cold weather follows planting. With the return of favourable growing conditions (warm weather), crops usually recover and resume normal growth. In cereal, prolonged cold wet conditions during germination and emergence can result in wheat or barley coleoptiles remaining in the treated band for an extended period. This can reduce emergence.

CropsBBCHRegistred normPreharvest Interval
Alfalfa, Lucerne0 - 02.2 - 3.3-
Avocado0 - 06.5 - 8.7-
Bananas0 - 06.5 - 8.7-
Beans0 - 01.5 - 2.9-
Broccoli0 - 01.5 - 2.2-
Canola0 - 01.3 - 2.2-
Carrots0 - 01.5 - 2.2-
Cauliflower0 - 01.5 - 2.2-
Chickpeas0 - 01.5 - 2.2-
Citrus0 - 06.5 - 8.7-
Corn, maize0 - 02.2 - 3.3-
Cotton0 - 02.2 - 3.3-
Cowpeas0 - 01.8 - 2.2-
Headed cabbage0 - 01.5 - 2.2-
Lentils0 - 01.5 - 2.2-
Lettuce0 - 01.5 - 2.9-
Lupins0 - 01.5 - 2.2-
Lychee0 - 06.5 - 8.7-
Macadamia nuts0 - 06.5 - 8.7-
Mangoes0 - 06.5 - 8.7-
Mung beans0 - 01.8 - 2.2-
Navy beans0 - 01.8 - 2.2-
Nuts0 - 06.5 - 8.7-
Olives0 - 06.5 - 8.7-
Onions0 - 00.55 - 1.45-
Peanuts, groundnuts0 - 01.8 - 2.2-
Peas0 - 01.5 - 2.9-
Pigeon peas0 - 01.8 - 2.2-
Rice0 - 02.2 - 3.3-
Safflower0 - 01.5 - 2.2-
Soybeans0 - 01.8 - 2.2-
Spring barley0 - 00.87 - 1.3-
Spring wheat0 - 00.87 - 1.3-
Sugarcane0 - 02.2 - 3.3-
Sunflowers0 - 03.3 - 3.3-
Tea0 - 03.3 - 6.5-
Tomatoes0 - 01.5 - 2.2-
Winter barley0 - 00.87 - 1.3-
Winter wheat0 - 00.87 - 1.3-