Green Guard SC Premium Biological
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- Metarhizium anisopliae100 g/l
For the Biological Control of Locusts and Grasshoppers
DIRECTIONS FOR USE – SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE
Do NOT proceed to use this pack until all instructions are read carefully.
Mixing incorrectly will reduce the effectiveness of the product.
Do NOT apply in gusty conditions greater than 8 metres per second or if rain is imminent within 6 hours.
AGRICULTURAL AREAS, PASTURES CROPS including TABLE AND WINE GRAPES, FORAGE CROPS AND NON-CROP AREAS
Pest: Nymphs of Australian plague locust (Chortoicetes terminifera), Wingless grasshopper (Phaulacridium vittatum) and pest grasshoppers
RATE/h: 500 mL in 75-225 L water per hectare
Critical Comments: For best results apply when locusts and grasshoppers are at early nymph stage. Do NOT apply in gusty conditions greater than 8 metres per second or if rain is imminent in the next 6 hours.
NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED, UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION.
Pastures, Crops (except Wine Grapes), Forage crops: NOT REQUIRED WHEN USED AS DIRECTED. Wine Grapes: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 7 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
Green Guard SC Premium Biological Insecticide is specifically designed for small-scale application in agricultural areas, pastures, crops, forage crops and non-crop areas. At the warm to hot (25 C- 35 C) temperatures common during spring and summer, locusts and grasshoppers treated with Green Guard SC Premium take 8-12 days to die. Mortality may take longer when it is cool or cloudy. Because mortality can take 8-12 days or more, the best strategy with most locusts and grasshoppers is to begin treatment early in the nymphal stage. Treatments normally occur after all locusts and grasshoppers have hatched. However, if early hatchings form dense bands, they should be treated to limit damage. Nymphs hatching less than a week after spraying with Green Guard SC Premium can pick up spores from the vegetation but those hatching later may have to be treated with further application of Green Guard SC Premium. When locusts or grasshoppers are spread out, treat all of the infested area. However, locusts sometimes form discrete bands. In such cases, first treat the vegetation for 10-15 m in front of the band and then treat the band itself. The nymphs will not only be treated directly but will also pick up a further dose from the vegetation as they march through it.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE
Half fill spray tank and then add Green Guard SC Premium. Mix well and complete filling of the tank. Keep the spray mix agitated during spraying. Diluted product should be used immediately.
Ensure equipment being used is free of chemical residues. The formulation is designed to be applied through the diverse range of nozzle or boom spray equipment commonly used to apply water-based sprays. Apply by ground based equipment to achieve a droplet size (VMD) in the range 80-250 μm. As the active ingredient consists of small particles, very fine filters will sometimes clog up. If there is clogging, remove the filter and replace with a filter with a larger mesh. Apply when temperature is between 15 C-30 C.
This product should not be used with other pesticides.
DO NOT enter treated area for at least 24 hours after spraying, unless wearing a disposable mist mask, cotton overalls buttoned to neck and wrist and a washable hat and rubber gloves. After each day’s use, wash clothing and gloves.
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