Polyram DF

Manufacturer
BASF
Category
Fungicides
Registered until
2024-06-30
Registration number
30467
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For the control of fungal diseases in Apples, Pears, Grapevines, Stone fruit, Bananas, Mangoes, Poppies, Chickpeas, Lentils, Field peas, Faba beans and certain vegetable crops as per the DIRECTIONS FOR USE table.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
RESTRAINTS
DO NOT apply by aerial application to bananas.
RATE: In the following table, all rates are given for dilute spraying. For concentrate spraying, refer to the Application section
CRITICAL COMMENTS: For all uses in this Tree and Vine Crop table: Apply by dilute or concentrate spraying equipment. Apply the same total amount of product to the target crop whether applying this product by dilute or concentrate spraying methods.

POME FRUITS
(Apples Pears)
Disease: Apple scab (Black spot) (Venturia inaequalis), Bitter rot, Fly speck, Pear scab, Ripe fruit spot, Sooty blotch, Target spot
State: All States
Rate: 
Dilute Spray: 150 -200g/100 L
Concentrate Spray: Refer to the “Application” section
WHP: 14 days
Critical Comments: Apply after early copper sprays and repeat every 7 to 14 days or as recommended in local Department of Agriculture schedules. Use the higher rate and the shorter spray interval when weather conditions favour disease development.
Apply by dilute or concentrate spraying equipment.
Apply the same total amount of product to the target crop whether applying this product by dilute or concentrate spraying methods. NOTE: POLYRAM DF Fungicide Spray is not compatible with integrated mite control programs (IMCP) using the predatory mite Typhlodromus pyri.

GRAPEVINES
Disease: Black spot (Elsinoe ampelina), Downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola)
State: All States 
Rate: 
Dilute spray: 200g/100 L
Concentrate spray: Refer to the “Application” section.
WHP: 14 days
Critical Comments: Apply at bud burst as first spray only if carryover expected, then two weeks after bud burst or as disease pressure requires. Apply by dilute or concentrate spraying equipment.
Apply the same total amount of product to the target crop whether applying this product by dilute or concentrate spraying methods.

Disease: Phomopsis cane and leaf spot
State: All States 
Rate: 
Dilute spray: 150-200g/100 L
Concentrate spray: Refer to the “Application” section.
WHP: 14 days 
Critical Comments: Apply at bud burst and then repeat 7-10 days later.

MANGOES
Disease: Anthracnose (Colletotrichum gloeosporiodes)
State: All States 
Rate: 200g/100L
WHP: 1 day
Critical Comments: Apply at weekly intervals during flowering and then at monthly intervals until near harvest.

STONE FRUIT
Disease: Rust
State: All States
Rate: 150 g/100 L
WHP: 14 days
Critical Comments: Apply at petal fall, shuck fall, then 4 weeks after shuck fall. For late varieties, apply a further spray in mid December. In WA only, apply the first spray at petal fall, the second spray 4 weeks later and the third spray a further 4 weeks later.

Disease: Shothole
State: All States 
Rate: 150 g/100 L
WHP: 14 days 
Critical Comments: Apply the first spray at petal fall, followed by three further applications at 10 to 14 day intervals. In WA only, apply the first spray at pink bud, then petal fall, followed by three further applications at 10 to 14 day intervals.

ASPARAGUS
Disease: Rust (Puccinia spp.)
State: Qld, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 
High Volume: 200-300g/100 L
Low Volume: 2.2-3.5kg/ha
WHP: 7 days
Critical Comments: Begin application when disease first becomes apparent, and repeat at 7 to 10 day intervals.
Use the higher rate and the shorter spray interval when weather conditions favour disease development.

BANANAS
Disease: Leaf spot (Mycosphaerella musicola)
State: All States
Rate: 200g /100L plus spray oil (used according to its label directions) or 2.2-4.5kg/ha plus spray oil (used according to its label directions)
WHP: -

Disease: Black pit, Cordana leaf spot, Fruit speckle, Leaf spot
State: All States 
Rate: 200g/100L or 2.2kg/ha
WHP: -

Critical Comments: 
Use only on bagged bananas
Apply when weather conditions favour disease outbreak. Repeat treatments in accordance with locally recommended spray schedules. Use sufficient water to ensure good coverage. Choose a spray oil appropriate or recommended on bananas. NSW: Ground Application: Apply at 3 week intervals from December or January until May. South Qld: Apply at 3 week intervals from December or January until May.
Nth Qld and NT: Apply every 2 weeks during the wet season. Extend to 3 weeks after this and then to 4-5 weeks during drier months returning to 3 weeks prior to the next wet season.
For concentrate spraying misters, refer to Concentrate Spraying under Application to determine appropriate rate.

BEANS
Disease: Rust (Uromyces appendiculatus), Anthracnose (Colletotrichum lindemuthianum)
State: All States
Rate: 
High Volume: 200-300g/100 L
Low Volume: 2.2- 3.5kg/ha
WHP: 7 days
Critical Comments: Begin application when disease first becomes apparent, and repeat at 7 to 10 day intervals. Use the higher rate and the shorter spray interval when weather conditions favour disease development.

CABBAGES, CAULIFLOWERS, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, BROCCOLI
Disease: Downy mildew (Peronospora parasitica)
State: All States
Rate: 
High Volume: 200-300g/100 L
Low Volume: 2.2-3.5kg/ha
WHP: 7 days 

Disease: Ring spot (Mycosphaerella brassicicola)
State: Qld, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 
High Volume: 200-300g/100 L
Low Volume: 2.2-3.5kg/ha 
WHP: 7 days 

Critical Comments: Begin application when disease first becomes apparent, and repeat at 7 to 10 day intervals
Add a non-ionic surfactant at label rates. Use the higher rate and the shorter spray interval when weather conditions favour disease development.

CAPSICUM, EGGPLANT, PEPPERS
Disease: Alternaria leaf spot, Cercospora leaf spot
State: All States
2-3kg/ha
WHP: 14 days
Critical Comments: Apply when disease symptoms first appear and then repeat at 7-10 day intervals. Use the higher rate and shorter spray interval during weather conditions favourable to disease development.

CARROTS
Disease: Cercospora leaf spot (Cercospora carotae), Alternaria leaf spot (Alternaria spp.)
State: All States
Rate: 
High Volume: 200g/100 L
Low Volume: 2.2 kg/ha
WHP: 7 days
Critical Comments: Begin application when disease first becomes apparent, and repeat at 7 to 10 day intervals.

CELERY
Disease: Early blight (Cercospora apii), late blight (Septoria apiicola)
State: Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas, WA only
Rate: 
High Volume: 200g/100 L
Low Volume: 2.2 kg/ha 
WHP: 2 days
Critical Comments: Begin application when disease first becomes apparent and repeat at weekly intervals.

CUCUMBERS
Disease: Downy mildew (Pseudoperonospora cubensis), Gummy stem blight (Diymella bryoniae)
State: All States
Rate: 
High Volume: 200g/100 L
Low Volume: 2.2 kg/ha 
WHP: 2 days

OTHER CUCURBITS
Disease: Downy mildew (Pseudoperonospora cubensis), Gummy stem blight (Diymella bryoniae)
State: All States 
Rate: 
High Volume: 200g/100 L
Low Volume: 2.2 kg/ha 
WHP: 7 days

Critical Comments: Begin application when disease first becomes apparent, and repeat at weekly intervals. Spray both sides of leaves.
Add a non-ionic surfactant at label rates.

LETTUCE
Disease: Downy mildew (Bremia lactucae)
State: All States
Rate: 
High Volume: 200g/100 L
Low Volume: 2.2 kg/ha 
WHP: 7 days

Disease: Septoria (Septoria lactucae)
State: NSW, Vic, Tas, SA, WA only
Rate: 
High Volume: 200g/100 L
Low Volume: 2.2 kg/ha  
WHP: 7 days

Critical Comments: Apply when disease symptoms first appear and then repeat at 7 to 10 day intervals.

BULB ONIONS AND GARLIC
Disease: Downy mildew, Purple blotch
State: All States
Rate: 2.2-3.5kg/ha
WHP: 7 days
Critical Comments: Apply when disease symptoms first appear and then repeat at 7-10 day intervals. Use the higher rate and shorter spray interval during weather conditions favourable to disease development.

POPPIES 
Disease: Downy mildew
State: All States
Rate: 2.5 kg/ha
WHP: 7 weeks
Critical Comments: Apply as protectant spray when weather conditions favour disease development. Repeat spray at 14 day intervals if conditions persist.

POTATOES
Disease: Early blight (target spot, Alternaria solani), Late blight (Irish blight, Phytophthora infestans)
State: All States
Rate: 
High Volume: 150-200g/100 L
Low Volume: 1.7-2.5 kg/ha
WHP: 7 days
Critical Comments: Apply when disease symptoms first appear and then repeat every 7-10 days. Use the higher rate and the shorter spray interval when weather conditions favour disease development. If overhead irrigation is used apply immediately following irrigation.

BROADBEANS FABA BEANS
Disease: Ascochyta blight, Chocolate spot, Rust Cercospora
State: All States
Rate: 1.0-2.2 kg/ha
WHP: 6 weeks (Harvest) and 21 days (Grazing)

CHICKPEAS
Disease: Ascochyta blight, Botrytis grey mould 
State: All States 
Rate: 1.0-2.2 kg/ha 
WHP: 6 weeks (Harvest) and 21 days (Grazing)

FIELD PEAS
Disease: Ascochyta blight, Black spot, Botrytis grey mould, Rust
State: All States 
Rate: 1.0-2.2 kg/ha 
WHP: 6 weeks (Harvest) and 21 days (Grazing)

LENTILS AND VETCH
Disease: Ascochyta blight Botrytis grey mould, Rust
State: All States 
Rate: 1.0-2.2 kg/ha 
WHP: 6 weeks (Harvest) and 21 days (Grazing)

Critical Comments: Spray when leaves, flowers or pods show first signs of infection and weather conditions are likely to remain humid or wet and favour disease development. If disease pressure is severe and conditions favour spread of disease, repeat sprays at 2-3 weeks to protect new and developing pods. Use high rate for dense crops and if disease is severe. Repeat more frequently if severe disease persists. For improved coverage add a registered surfactant at 10- 20mL/100L of spray.

TOBACCO
Disease: Blue mould (Peronospora hyoscyami)
State: Qld, NSW, Vic, WA only
Rate: 
High Volume: 200-250g/100 L
Low Volume: 2.2-2.7kg/ha 
WHP: -
Critical Comments: Apply as a complete cover spray at weekly intervals.

Disease: Brown spot (Alternaria spp.), Frog-eye leaf spot (Cercospora nicotianae)
State: Qld, WA only
Rate: 
High Volume: 200-250g/100 L 
Low Volume: 2.2-2.7kg/ha 
WHP: 

TOMATOES
Disease: Early blight (target spot, Alternaria solani), Septoria (Septoria lycopersici)
State: All States
Rate: 
High Volume: 150-200g/100 L
Low Volume: 2-3kg/ha
WHP: 14 days 

Disease: Late blight (Irish blight), (Phytophthora infestans)
State: All States (not ACT or NT)
Rate: 
High Volume: 150-200g/100 L
Low Volume: 2-3kg/ha 
WHP: 14 days 

Critical Comments: Apply when disease symptoms first appear. Repeat every 7-10 days as required.
Use the higher rate and the shorter spray interval during weather conditions favourable to disease development.

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

WITHHOLDING PERIOD (WHP)
MANGOES: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 1 DAY AFTER APPLICATION
CELERY, CUCUMBERS: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 2 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
POTATOES: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 7 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION OTHER
CUCURBITS AND OTHER VEGETABLES (THIS INCLUDES ONIONS): DO NOT HARVEST FOR 7 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION. POME FRUIT, STONE FRUIT, CAPSICUM, EGGPLANT
PEPPERS, TOMATOES AND GRAPEVINES: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 14 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
POPPIES: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 7 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION
PULSES: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 6 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION
DO NOT GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCKFOOD FOR 21 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
BANANAS, TOBACCO: NOT REQUIRED WHEN USED AS DIRECTED.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
FUNGICIDE RESISTANCE WARNING

GROUP M3 FUNIGICIDE
POLYRAM DF Fungicide Spray is a member of the multi-site activity group of fungicides. For fungicide resistance management POLYRAM DF is a Group M3 fungicide.
Some naturally occurring fungal populations resistant to POLYRAM DF and other Group M3 fungicides may exist through normal genetic variability in any fungal population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the fungi population if these fungicides are used repeatedly. These resistant fungi will not be controlled by POLYRAM DF and other Group M3 fungicides, thus resulting in a reduction in efficacy and possible yield loss. Since the occurrence of resistant fungi is difficult to detect prior to use BASF Australia Ltd accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of POLYRAM DF to control resistant fungi.

EXPORT OF TREATED PRODUCE
Growers should note that suitable MRLs or import tolerances may not be established in all markets for produce treated with POLYRAM DF Fungicide Spray. If you are growing produce for export, please check the latest information on MRLs and import tolerances BEFORE using POLYRAM DF.

APPLICATION
TREE AND VINE CROPS - Apples, pears, stone fruit, grapevines, mangoes
Dilute spraying
- Use a sprayer designed to apply high volumes of water up to the point of run-off and matched to the crop being sprayed.
- Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy. Apply sufficient water to cover the crop to the point of run-off. Avoid excessive run-off.
- The required water volume may be determined by applying different test volumes using different settings on the sprayer, from industry guidelines or expert advice.
- Add the amount of product specified in the Directions for Use table for each 100 L of water. Spray to the point of run-off.
- The required dilute spray volume will change and the sprayer set up and operation may also need to be changed as the crop grows.
Concentrate spraying
- Use a sprayer designed and set up for concentrate spraying (that is a sprayer which applies water volumes less than those required to reach the point of run-off) and matched to the crop being sprayed.
- Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy using your chosen water volume.
- Determine an appropriate dilute spray volume (See Dilute Spraying above) for the crop canopy. This is needed to calculate the concentrate mixing rate.
- The mixing rate for concentrate spraying can then be calculated in the following way:
EXAMPLE ONLY
Dilute spray volume as determined above: For example 1500 L/ha Your chosen concentrate spray volume: For example 500 L/ha
The concentration factor in this example is: 3 X (i.e. 1500 L  500 L = 3)
If the dilute label rate is 200 g/100 L, then the concentrate rate becomes 3 x 200, that is 600 g/ 100 L of concentrate spray.
- The chosen spray volume, amount of product per 100 L of water, and the sprayer set up and operation may need to be changed as the crop grows.
- For further information on concentrate spraying, users are advised to consult relevant industry guidelines, undertake appropriate competency training and follow industry Best Practices.
For concentrate application, use a spray volume of at least 200 litres per hectare.

ROW CROPS
High Volume (dilute spraying)
Apply in sufficient water to thoroughly wet the crop to the point of run-off. The water volume should increase as the crop size and bulk increases. Where a range of rates is specified, use the higher rate when disease pressure is high.
Low Volume (concentrate spraying)
Apply the specified rate per hectare in sufficient water to ensure thorough, even coverage of all plant parts. Where a range of rates is specified, use the higher rate when disease pressure is high.

MIXING
Slowly pour the POLYRAM DF Fungicide Spray into the spray tank three-quarters filled with water, with the agitation system actively moving. Alternatively, pre-mix by adding to the POLYRAM DF Fungicide Spray a quantity of water of at least half the volume of the POLYRAM DF Fungicide Spray, and stir immediately. Add this mixture to the bulk of the water in the spray vat with agitation running.

COMPATIBILITY
POLYRAM DF Fungicide Spray is compatible with most insecticides and fungicides. However, to be sure of compatibility with any particular product, check with your local dealer first.

PRECAUTIONS
Grapevine leaves treated with POLYRAM DF Fungicide Spray must not be used for human consumption.

RE-ENTRY PERIOD
DO NOT allow entry into treated areas until the spray deposits have dried. When prior entry is necessary, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and elbow-length PVC gloves. Clothing must be laundered after each day’s use. For glasshouses and other confined areas, DO NOT re-enter until spray deposits have dried and area has been thoroughly ventilated.

Registered for culturesRatePreharvest Interval
Apples0 g14
Pears0 g14
Grapes0 g14
Mangoes0 g1
Asparagus2.2 - 3.5 kg7
Bananas2.2 - 4.5 kg
Beans1 - 3.5 kg7
Cabbage2.2 - 3.5 kg7
Cauliflower2.2 - 3.5 kg7
Brussels sprouts2.2 - 3.5 kg7
Broccoli2.2 - 3.5 kg7
Sweet peppers2 - 3 kg14
Eggplant2 - 3 kg14
Peppers2 - 3 kg14
Carrots2.2 kg7
Celery2.2 kg2
Cucumbers2.2 kg2
Lettuce2.2 kg7
Garlic2.2 - 3.5 kg7
Onions2.2 - 3.5 kg7
Potatoes1.7 - 2.5 kg7
Chickpeas1 - 2.2 kg42
Peas1 - 2.2 kg42
Lentils1 - 2.2 kg42
Vetch1 - 2.2 kg42
Tobacco2.2 - 2.7 kg
Tomatoes2 - 3 kg14
Poppies2.5 kg49