Barclay Keeper 200
Contains 200 g per litre (21% w/w) ethofumesate with xylene.
FOR USE ONLY AS AN AGRICULTURAL HERBICIDE
An emulsifiable concentrate for use post-crop emergence to control certain weeds in sugar beet, fodder beet and mangels.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
5 l/ha per crop
The total dose applied to any area of land must not exceed 1 kg ethofumesate per ha (5 litres product per ha) in any 3 year period.
Note: Keeper 200 gives acceptable control of fathen (chenopodium album).
SOILS AND SOIL CONDITIONS
All soil types may be treated. Residual activity of the Barclay Keeper 200 component may be reduced on soils over 5% organic matter. A firm, fine seedbed is essential. As with all soil acting residual herbicides, adequate soil moisture is necessary for optimum residual activity.
RATE OF APPLICATION
Apply Barclay Keeper 200 at 5 l/ha.
TIME OF APPLICATION
Spray from when the smallest beets have at least 2 full true leaves and the 3rd and 4th true leaves are apparent.
APPLICATION (BCPC definitions)
Apply by conventional powered hydraulic sprayer in 240 l/ha water as a MEDIUM spray. Avoid spray drift.
CROP AND WEATHER CONDITIONS
Barclay Keeper 200 and mixtures should only be applied to vigorous crops which are not subject to stress (see Stress Factors). Wide variations between day-time and night-time temperatures at or around the time of application may subject young beet plants to extra stresses causing a check to growth from which recovery may not be complete. Do not apply to wet foliage or if rain is likely within 4 hours or if frost is forecast.
Barclay Keeper 200 is compatible in tank-mix with manganese sulphate. No other treatment should be applied for 5 days before or after an application of Barclay Keeper 200. Do not mix Barclay Keeper 200 with insecticides.
When tank-mixing Barclay Keeper 200 with a partner, the recommendations and conditions of the partner product must be strictly observed, together with the recommendations and conditions of this label.
When a crop is suffering from any stress factor, such as that induced by herbicides, trace element deficiency, soil acidity, wind or frost, high light intensity, high temperatures and drought, pest or disease attack, application may result in crop check leading to loss of yield. More than one of these factors may be acting upon the beet plants at any one time, any of which acting individually may appear to be of little consequence. However their combined effect may be important and an application may cause a check to growth from which recovery may not be complete and yield loss might ensue.
SAFETY TO CROPS
No effect on the crop should be observed if the Directions for Use are followed. Occasional plants may be found with leaf malformations after treatment with Barclay Keeper 200, but these will not result in yield loss. As with other herbicide treatments, greater susceptibility to frost or pest damage may be apparent.
Any crop may be drilled or planted 3 months after application of Barclay Keeper 200 provided that the land is first mould-board ploughed at least 15 cm deep. Following the failure of a treated crop for any reason, only sugar beet, fodder beet, mangels or red beet may be sown within 3 months of treatment.
MIXING AND USE
Half-fill the spray tank with clean water and start the re-circulation system. Add the required quantity of Barclay Keeper 200 to the tank. Fill the spray tank with water to the required level. Maintain re-circulation until the tank is sprayed out. Spray out within 2 hours.
CARE OF SPRAYER
The solvents used in Barclay Keeper 200 may soften PVC tubing after prolonged use. When renewing, replace PVC tubing with nylon, polythene or rubber. After each days use, wash out thoroughly with water and wetting agent. Remove spray jets and drain all parts of the system and allow access of air.
Eyes: flush immediately with plenty of clean water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation occurs and show this label.
Skin: take off all contaminated clothing. Wash underlying skin immediately with plenty of water.
Seek medical attention if irritation occurs and show this label.
Inhalation: remove to fresh air and keep at rest. Seek medical attention if inhalation is suspected and show this label.
Ingestion: do not induce vomiting; keep at rest, seek immediate medical attention and show this label.
Product: dispose of via an approved waste disposal contractor.
Containers: dispose of triple rinsed empty containers via the local authority or an approved waste disposal contractor.
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