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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE WARNING
For insecticide resistance management, Transform Insecticide is a Group 4C insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to Transform Insecticide and other Group 4C insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if Transform Insecticide and other Group 4C insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Transform Insecticide on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Dow AgroSciences Australia Limited accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Transform Insecticide to control resistant insects. Transform Insecticide may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information contact your local supplier, Dow AgroSciences representative or local agricultural department agronomist.

MIXING
Agitate or shake the container immediately prior to use.
Half fill the spray tank with water, add the appropriate amount of accurately measured Transform Insecticide, then complete filling the tank.
Ensure thorough agitation by mechanical or hydraulic action at all times during mixing and application.
Use only clean water within the range pH 5-9 to dilute Transform Insecticide.

COMPATIBILITY
If intending to tank mix Transform with other agricultural chemicals or plant nutrients consult Dow AgroSciences.

WETTING AGENTS
Not all surfactants or crop oils are of equal quality. Dow AgroSciences does not support the use of alternative products other than those listed below.
Agral® Spray Adjuvant, Nufarm Chemwet 1000. If intending to use other wetting agents consult Dow AgroSciences.
Agral® Trademark of a Syngenta Group Company

STORAGE OF DILUTED SPRAY MIX
Whenever possible the spray mix should be used immediately after it is prepared. However, if weather conditions or mechanical breakdown prevent immediate use, the spray mix may be stored for up to 72 hours without loss of activity. The spray mix should be agitated thoroughly by mechanical or hydraulic action at regular intervals during storage to prevent sedimentation. Ensure that the stored spray mix is thoroughly agitated at least once every 8 hours. The spray mix must be stored out of direct sunlight.

APPLICATION
Thorough coverage of the crop is essential. Ensure this by increasing water volume with plant growth stage. Do not apply when conditions are unsuitable for waterbased spray applications. Avoid high temperature, strong winds, inversion conditions, imminent rain or any conditions that may reduce the quality of spray coverage or result in drift from the target area. Techniques to minimise drift should be employed at all times when aerially applying sprays to, or near, sensitive areas (see RESTRAINTS).
For optimum results follow the application specifications listed below:
Ground Spraying (Broadacre crops): Apply in a minimum of 50 L/ha of water with spray droplets no smaller than medium category according to nozzle manufacturer specifications that refer to the ASABE S-572 Standard. Increase spray volumes as the crop grows.
Ground Spraying (Vegetable crops): Apply in a minimum of 250 L/ha of water with spray droplets no smaller than medium category according to nozzle manufacturer specifications that refer to the ASABE S-572 Standard. Increase spray volumes as the crop grows.
Aerial Spraying (Broadacre arable and vegetable crops only): Apply in a minimum of 30 L/ha of water with spray droplets no smaller than a medium category according to nozzle manufacturer specifications that refer to the ASABE S-572 Standard.
PRECAUTION: (Aerial Application)
DO NOT use human flaggers/markers unless they are protected by engineering controls such as enclosed cabs.

DILUTE SPRAYING
Use a sprayer designed to apply high volumes of water up to the point of run-off and match 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 first 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 runoff.
If volume to be applied is <1000 L/ha then use the low volume (concentrate) application method for calculation of chemical rate. For volumes >1000 L/ha use dilute spray rate.

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. Consult your local advisor, agronomist or Department of Primary Industries to determine this volume. This is needed to calculate the concentrate mixing rate. The mixing rate for concentrate spraying can then be calculated in the following way:
Concentrate Spraying Example
1. Dilute spray volume as determined above: e.g. 1000 L/ha
2. Your chosen concentrate spray volume: e.g. 500 L/ha
3. The concentration factor is 2 X (1000 / 500)
4. If the dilute label rate is 40 mL/100 L, then the concentrate rate becomes 2 X 40, i.e. 80 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. Always follow Industry Best Practices.

RAINFASTNESS
Rain can wash Transform Insecticide from treated plant surfaces and result in reduced insect control. Avoid making spray applications if rain is expected before the spray can dry completely.

CLEANING SPRAY EQUIPMENT
After using Transform Insecticide empty the tank and completely drain the system. Rinse the tank, pumps, lines, hoses, filters and nozzles by circulating clean water through the system. Drain and repeat the rinsing procedure twice.

CropsBBCHRegistred normPreharvest Interval
Apple trees0 - 00 - 07
Apricots0 - 00 - 07
Broccoli0 - 0200 - 3003
Brussels sprouts0 - 0200 - 3003
Canola0 - 0100 - 100-
Carrots0 - 0200 - 3007
Cauliflower0 - 0200 - 3003
Chard0 - 0200 - 4003
Cherries0 - 00 - 07
Citrus0 - 00 - 01
Cotton0 - 0200 - 40014
Cucumbers0 - 0200 - 400-
Grapefruits0 - 00 - 01
Headed cabbage0 - 0200 - 3003
Lemons0 - 00 - 01
Lettuce0 - 0200 - 4003
Limes0 - 00 - 01
Mandarins0 - 00 - 01
Melons0 - 0200 - 400-
Nashi pears0 - 00 - 07
Nectarines0 - 00 - 07
Oranges0 - 00 - 01
Peaches0 - 00 - 07
Pears0 - 00 - 07
Plums0 - 00 - 07
Potatoes0 - 0200 - 3007
Pumpkins0 - 0200 - 400-
Soybeans0 - 0200 - 40014
Spinach0 - 0200 - 4003
Spring barley0 - 050 - 100-
Spring wheat0 - 050 - 100-
Squash0 - 0200 - 400-
Tangerines0 - 00 - 01
Turnips0 - 0200 - 3007
Vines0 - 00 - 07
Winter barley0 - 050 - 100-
Winter wheat0 - 050 - 100-