Beacon 75WG

SYNGENTA - herbicide

For sale for use in Eastern Canada only as a water Dispersible Granular (WG) Herbicide for Post-Emergent Control of Quackgrass, and Redroot Pigweed and Suppression of Lamb’s Quarters in Field Corn.

The BEACON 75WG herbicide inside this pouch is packaged in 4 "Water Soluble Bags". Each pouch will treat 6 ha (15 ac) at 26.7 g/ha or 4 ha (10 ac) at 40 g/ha. Each water soluble bag contains 40 grams of BEACON 75WG herbicide and will treat 1.5 ha (3.7 ac) at 26.7 g/ha or 1 ha (2.5 ac) at 40 g/ha. To use, remove the seal at the top of the pouch, open the zipper, add the desired number of water soluble bags to the spray tank and reseal by closing the zipper.
Do not touch water solu ble bags with wet gloves as the bag s will dissolve. Do not o pen water soluble bags. Store above freezing in a dry location. Prolonged storage at temperatures below 0 C may cause the water soluble bag to become brittle.

Keep in original packaging during storage. Store above freezing in a dry, well-ventilated area away from other pesticides, fertilizers, food or feed. Prolonged storage at temperatures below 0 C may cause the soluble bag to become brittle.

1. After the outer bag is empty, make it unsuitable for further use by punching holes in it.
2. Dispose of the outer bag in accordance with provincial requirements.
3. For information on disposal of unused, unwanted product, contact the manufacturer or the provincial regulatory agency. Contact the manufacturer and the provincial regulatory agency in case of a spill, and for clean-up of spills.

BEACON 75WG herbicide is a water dispersible granular herbicide to be mixed in water and applied post-emergence to field corn in Eastern Canada for the control or suppression of quackgrass, redroot pigweed and lamb’s quarters. BEACON 75WG herbicide is noncorrosive, non-flammable and non-volatile. BEACON 75WG herbicide is absorbed through the leaves and is rapidly translocated to the plants' growing points.

USE DIRECTIONS: Crops: Field Corn Weeds Controlled or suppressed: Quackgrass, Redroot Pigweed, Lamb’s Quarters Timing of Application: Time the application according to the growth stage of the crop and the weeds.
Apply 26.7 or 40 grams of BEACON 75WG HERBICIDE per hectare (2.5 acres) as a broadcast spray, with a recommended surfactant, to corn between the two (2) and six (6) leaf stages and weeds at the stages in the table.
Weeds controlled by 26.7 grams of BEACON 75WG HERBICIDE per hectare:
Redroot Pigweed
Lamb’s Quarter’s (Suppression)
Quackgrass (Suppression)
Weeds controlled by 40 grams of BEACON 75WG HERBICIDE per hectare:

Water Volume: Minimum of 200 litres per hectare. Do not use liquid fertilizer as a carrier for BEACON 75WG herbicide applications. Liquid fertilizer may prevent the water soluble bags from dissolving properly.
Spray Pressure: 200 - 300 kPa
Spray Nozzles: Flat Fan with 50 mesh or larger screens. For uniform coverage and increased penetration of the crop canopy, set the nozzles at a downward angle of 90 degrees.
Surfactant: BEACON 75WG herbicide must be applied with a recommended nonionic surfactant such as Agral 90, Ag-Surf or Citowett Plus at 0.2% v/v (2.0 L for each 1000 L of spray mixture).
Mixing Procedure:
1. Ensure that the sprayer is totally clean.
2. Fill the spray tank 1/2 full with clean water and engage gentle agitation. NOTE: Growers using a sprayer with by-pass agitation should allow the water soluble bags to completely dissolve before engaging the by-pass. Otherwise, undissolved bags could be sucked into the by-pass and plug the main screen.
3. Ensure the agitation system is working properly and that it creates a rippling or rolling action on the water surface.
4. Add the appropriate number of water soluble bags directly into the spray tank while continuing agitation and allow time for the soluble bags to completely disperse. Do not touch water soluble bags with wet gloves. The water soluble bag may become brittle with age and exposure to cold temperatures. Longer mixing time may be required if the bag is brittle or if the water is cold.
5. Agitate an additional 2 to 3 minutes, then add a recommended non-ionic surfactant at 0.2% v/v (2.0 L for each 1000 L of water).
6. Complete filling of the tank, maintaining sufficient agitation at all times to ensure surface action.
7. Continuous agitation is required to keep BEACON 75WG herbicide in suspension. Do not allow the spray mixture to stand without agitation.
8. Use the spray suspension as soon is it is prepared. Do not prepare more spray mixture than can be used in one day.

Certain crops have been shown to be highly sensitive to low residues of BEACON 75WG herbicide in the soil. The minimum recropping interval is the time between the last application of BEACON 75WG herbicide and the anticipated date of planting of the next crop.
To avoid injury to subsequent crops after an application at the recommended rate of BEACON 75WG herbicide, the following recropping intervals should be observed.
Field Corn (excluding Funks G-4034, G-4120, G-4160 and Pioneer 3897) - 10
All Other Crops - Field Bioassay
Land treated with BEACON 75WG herbicide CAN ONLY BE PLANTED TO A CROP NOT LISTED IN THE PRECEEDING TABLE if a field bioassay can be successfully performed. The bioassay must indicate normal growth with no yield reductions.
When conducting a field bioassay, it is very important to select a representative area(s) of the field previously treated with BEACON 75WG herbicide to plant the test crop(s).
1. Representative Sample: Ensure that soil parameters such as soil texture, depth of top soil layer, soil pH and drainage of the test area selected are representative of the remainder of the field.
2. Sample Size: The seeded area of each selected bioassay crop must be large enough to ensure that reliable results are obtained. The seedbed preparations and seeding of the bioassay crop(s) should be conducted the same way as when the entire field would be planted.
3. Other Residual Herbicides: It is important that other herbicide products which are known to have residual activity were not applied to the field between the last application of BEACON 75WG herbicide and the bioassay testing period. Avoid the use of other pesticides during the duration of the bioassay as they may damage the indicator crop(s).
4. Comparisons: Ideally, an untreated check strip in a neighbouring field should be established and monitored for comparison since growing conditions can vary greatly from year to year and may result in erroneous results.
5. Assessment: The site should be monitored regularly throughout the growing season. Watch for any damage to the crop such as thinning, yellowing or stunting. A yield sample should be taken and compared to an adjacent untreated field.
Failure to follow these recropping guidelines could result in injury to seeded crop(s).

Corn, maize
0 - 0
Registred norm
26.7 - 40
Preharvest Interval