Australia

Sphinx

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ADAMA - fungicide
63373

GROUP 40 FUNGICIDE

For the control of various diseases of cucurbits, grapevines, head lettuce, onions, oilseed poppies and potatoes, when mixed with mancozeb or Polyram* DF Fungicide Spray, protectant fungicides, as per the Directions for Use table.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Restraint: DO NOT apply by aircraft.

CUCURBITS
Disease: Downy Mildew (Pseudoperonospora cubensis)

Disease: Anthracnose (Colletotrichum spp.), Gummy Stem Blight (Didymella bryoniae), Alternaria Leaf Spot (Alternaria spp.),
Septoria Spot (Pumpkin) (Septoria spp.)
State: Qld and NT only

Rate / 100 L: 360 mL/ha plus mancozeb (1.5 kg/ha of Mancozeb 800 or 1.6 kg/ha of Mancozeb 750 DF) or plus Polyram* at 2.2 kg/ha
WHP: 7 days
Critical comments: Maintain a regular protectant spray programme. Apply SPHINX when conditions favour disease development but before the disease is evident. Apply two consecutive sprays of SPHINX, 7 to 10 days apart, then change to a fungicide from another chemical group. Use the shorter interval when conditions favouring infection are creating a high risk. Add a non-ionic surfactant at label rate. Ensure that good coverage is achieved, including the undersides of leaves.
DO NOT apply more than 4 sprays of SPHINX to each crop, as a precaution against development of disease resistance.
Note: In some states, Polyram can only be used on cucumbers and not other cucurbits. (Refer to Polyram label for full details.)

GRAPEVINES
Disease: Downy Mildew (Plasmopara viticola)
Rate / 100 L:
Dilute spraying: 36 mL/100 L plus Mancozeb (120 g/100 L of Mancozeb 800 or 160 g/100 L of Mancozeb 750 DF) or plus Polyram at 150 to 200 g/100 L
Concentrate spraying: Refer to the Application section
WHP: 4 weeks
Critical comments: DO NOT use in crops intended for drying.
Also see ‘CAUTION’ section re export commodities.
Apply at 7 to 14 day intervals when humid or wet conditions favour infection but before disease is evident.
Use the shorter interval when conditions favouring infection are creating a high risk. Apply a maximum of 3 consecutive sprays before changing to another fungicide. 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.
DO NOT use in equipment that requires rates greater than 180 mL/100 L (5X).
DO NOT apply in volumes less than 250 L/ha.
Add a non-ionic wetting agent.
DO NOTapply more than 6 sprays of SPHINX per season, as a precaution against development of disease resistance.
DO NOT use a tankmix with Polyram on vines in ACT or NT.
(Refer to Polyram label for full details.)

LETTUCE
(head varieties only)
Disease: Downy Mildew (Bremia lactucae), Anthracnose (Marssonina panattoniana), Septoria Leaf Spot (Septoria spp.)
Rate / 100 L: 360 mL/ha plus Mancozeb (1.5 kg/ha of Mancozeb 800 or 1.6 kg/ha of Mancozeb 750 DF) or plus Polyram at 2.2 kg/ha
WHP: 14 days
Critical comments: Maintain a regular protectant spray programme. Apply when conditions favour disease development but before the disease is evident. Apply two consecutive sprays of SPHINX, 7 to 10 days apart, then change to a fungicide from another chemical group. Use the shorter interval when conditions favouring infection are creating a high risk. Apply in 250 to 500 L of water per hectare.
Add a non-ionic surfactant at label rates.
DO NOT apply more than 4 sprays of SPHINX to each crop as a precaution against development of disease resistance.

OILSEED POPPIES
Disease: Downy Mildew (Peronospora arborescens)
Rate / 100 L: 360 mL/ha plus Mancozeb (1.5 kg/ha of Mancozeb 800)
WHP: 6 weeks
Critical comments: Maintain a protective spray programme at early run-up stage of crop growth. Apply SPHINX when conditions favour disease development during the late run-up to hook stage. Re-apply 10 days later if required.
Apply in 250 to 500 L water per hectare.
Add a non-ionic surfactant at the label rate.
DO NOT apply later than early flowering stage.
DO NOT apply more than 2 sprays of SPHINX to each crop, as a precaution against development of disease resistance.

ONIONS
Disease: Downy Mildew (Peronospora destructor), Leaf Blight

Disease: Purple Blotch (Alternaria porri)
State: Qld and NT only

Rate / 100 L: 360 mL/ha plus Mancozeb (1.5 kg/ha of Mancozeb 800 or 1.6 kg/ha of Mancozeb 750 DF)
WHP: 7 days
Critical comments: Maintain a regular protectant spray programme. Apply when conditions favour disease development but before the disease is evident. Apply two consecutive sprays of SPHINX, 7 to 14 days apart, then change to a fungicide from another chemical group. Use the shorter interval when conditions favouring infection are creating a high risk. Apply in 250 to 500 L of water per hectare.
Add a non-ionic surfactant at the label rate.
DO NOT apply more than 4 sprays of SPHINX to each crop, as a precaution against development of disease resistance.

POTATOES
Disease: Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans), Early Blight (Alternaria solani)
Rate / 100 L: 360 mL/ha plus Mancozeb (1.5 kg/ha of Mancozeb 800 or 1.6 kg/ha of Mancozeb 750 DF) or plus Polyram at 1.7 to 2.5 kg/ha
WHP: 14 days
Critical comments: Maintain a regular protectant spray programme. Apply on a protectant schedule at 7 to 10 day intervals when conditions favour disease development but before the disease is evident. Use the shorter spray interval when conditions for disease development are severe.
Add a non-ionic surfactant at the label rate. Apply SPHINX in 250 to 500 L of water per hectare.
DO NOT apply more than 4 sprays of SPHINX to each crop, as a precaution against development of disease resistance.

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

WITHHOLDING PERIODS:
CUCURBITS, ONIONS: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 7 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
LETTUCE (HEAD VARIETIES ONLY), POTATOES: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 14 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.
GRAPEVINES: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 4 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION.
OILSEED POPPIES: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 6 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
FUNGICIDE RESISTANCE WARNING
For fungicide resistance management, SPHINX® Funicide is a Group 40 fungicide. Some naturally occurring individual fungi resistant to SPHINX may exist through normal genetic variability in any fungal population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the fungal population if SPHINX is used repeatedly. These resistant fungi may not be controlled by SPHINX and other Group 40 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, Adama Australia Pty. Ltd. accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of SPHINX to control resistant fungi. For resistance management, this product should always be used in conjunction with mancozeb or Polyram. These mixtures combine the locally systemic, translaminar properties of dimethomorph with the protective properties of products such as mancozeb and Polyram. It should always be used as part of a protective spray programme and applied before disease symptoms appear. To prevent or delay the development of strains of disease fungi resistant to dimethomorph, it is recommended that this product is used in spray programmes including fungicides with different modes of action.
Refer to the CRITICAL COMMENTS section of this label. Consult a Adama representative for further information if required.

RE-ENTRY PERIOD
Do not allow entry into treated areas until the spray has dried, unless wearing cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing). Clothing must be laundered after each day’s use.

CAUTION
Export of treated fruit or wine
Growers should note that Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) or import tolerances do not exist in all markets for fruit treated with SPHINX. Additionally, some export markets have established MRLs different to those in Australia. If you are growing fruit for export (either fresh or as wine), please check with Adama Australia Pty. Ltd. or the Australian Wine Research Institute http://www.awri.com.au for the latest information on MRLs and import tolerances BEFORE using SPHINX.

MIXING
Half fill the spray vat with water and commence agitation. Weigh out the required quantity of SPHINX and add to the spray tank with agitation running. Add the correct amount of mancozeb or Polyram as directed. Add the remainder of the water with agitation running. Add wetting agent eg. Spraymate* Activator Surfactant, Spraymate Bond Adjuvant, Spraymate Chemwet 1000 or Wetspray® 1000, if required, when spray tank is full. Ensure thorough mixing and constant agitation to keep the product in suspension

APPLICATION
Ensure thorough coverage of plants, especially the underside of leaves and young grape bunches. DO NOT apply by aircraft.

APPLICATION TO GRAPEVINES
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
1. Dilute spray volume as determined above: For example 1500 L/ha
2. Your chosen concentrate spray volume: For example 500 L/ha
3. The concentration factor in this example is:
3 X (i.e. 1500 L ÷ 500 L = 3)
4. If the dilute label rate is 36 mL/100 L, then the concentrate rate
becomes 3 x 36, that is 108 mL/ 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 250 litres per hectare. For dilute application, apply to run-off. See Dilute spraying above.

COMPATIBILITY
SPHINX should always be mixed with Mancozeb or Polyram as directed. Due to the range of Mancozeb formulations available, compatibility has not been tested on all products. Users are advised to test the tank mix on a small area of the crop to be reated, prior to use. SPHINX can be tank-mixed with MVP* Bio-encapsulated Insecticide, Dipel* Forte, Strike-Out® 500 EC, Kocide* or DELAN* Fungicide. Avoid mixing with strongly alkaline or acidic materials.

Effective
Crops
Vines
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
28
Crops
Lettuce
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Onions
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
7
Crops
Potatoes
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Poppies
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
42