Ireland

Beet Shield

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DHM Agrochemicals - herbicide
4632

A solution concentrate containing 100 g/litre (9.0% w/w) clopyralid as the monoethanolamine salt.

A foliar acting herbicide effective against a range of perennial and annual weeds, in particular THISTLES and MAYWEEDS, in a variety of crops.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
IMPORTANT: This information is approved as part of the Product Label. All instructions within this section must be read carefully in order to obtain safe and successful use of this product.

SUGAR BEET, RED BEET, FODDER BEET, MANGELS, SWEDE, TURNIPS, BULB ONION, BROCCOLI, CALABRESE, CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER
Weeds: Corn marigold, Creeping thistle (from seed), Groundsel, Pineappleweed, Scented mayweed, Scentless mayeed, Smooth sow-thistle, Black-bindweed, Pale persicaria, Redshank, Dandelion, Spear thistle, White clover.
Rate: 2l/ha
Critical comments: Maximum total dose - 3.0 litres per crop. Latest time of application: 6 weeks before harvest.

SPRING and WINTER OILSEED RAPE
Weeds: Corn marigold, Creeping thistle (from seed), Groundsel, Pineappleweed, Scented mayweed, Scentless mayeed, Smooth sow-thistle, Black-bindweed, Pale persicaria, Redshank, Dandelion, Spear thistle, White clover.
Rate: 2l/ha
Critical comments: 
Maximum total dose 3.0 litres per year. Latest time of application: before flower buds visible from above the crop canopy.

LINSEED
Weeds: Corn marigold, Creeping thistle (from seed), Groundsel, Pineappleweed, Scented mayweed, Scentless mayeed, Smooth sow-thistle, Black-bindweed, Pale persicaria, Redshank, Dandelion, Spear thistle, White clover.
Rate: 1l/ha
Critical comments: 
Maximum total dose 1.0 litres product/ha/crop. Latest time of application: before flower buds visible from above crop canopy.

BRUSSELS SPROUT
Weeds: Corn marigold, Creeping thistle (from seed), Groundsel, Pineappleweed, Scented mayweed, Scentless mayeed, Smooth sow-thistle, Black-bindweed, Pale persicaria, Redshank, Dandelion, Spear thistle, White clover.
Rate: 2l/ha
Critical comments: 
Maximum total dose 3.0 litres product/ha/crop. Latest time of application: Up to and including 9 or more true leaves unfolded.

GRASSLAND
Weeds: Corn marigold, Creeping thistle (from seed), Groundsel, Pineappleweed, Scented mayweed, Scentless mayeed, Smooth sow-thistle, Black-bindweed, Pale persicaria, Redshank, Dandelion, Spear thistle, White clover.
Rate: 2l/ha
Critical comments: 
Maximum total dose 2.0 litres per year. Latest time of application: 7 days before harvest or cutting for hay and silage/grazing.

FORAGE MAIZE
Weeds: Corn marigold, Creeping thistle (from seed), Groundsel, Pineappleweed, Scented mayweed, Scentless mayeed, Smooth sow-thistle, Black-bindweed, Pale persicaria, Redshank, Dandelion, Spear thistle, White clover.
Rate: 1l/ha
Critical comments: 
Maximum total dose 1.0 litre product/ ha/crop. Latest time of application: Up to and including 9 or more true leaves unfolded.

OUTDOOR WOODY ORNAMENTAL PRODUCTION
Weeds: Corn marigold, Creeping thistle (from seed), Groundsel, Pineappleweed, Scented mayweed, Scentless mayeed, Smooth sow-thistle, Black-bindweed, Pale persicaria, Redshank, Dandelion, Spear thistle, White clover.
Rate: 2l/ha
Critical comments: 
Maximum total dose 2.0 litres per year.

BeetShield herbicide is a solution concentrate formulation of clopyralid, a foliar acting herbicide which is also translocated into roots, rhizomes and stolons. BeetShield is particularly active on weeds of the Compositae family e.g. annual and perennial thistles and mayweeds.
BeetShield applied in the 1.0 litre/ha + 2.0 litres/ha programme will also give some suppression of young plants of amphibious bistort and colt’s-foot.

SUGAR BEET, RED BEET, FODDER BEET AND MANGELS
CONVENTIONAL VOLUMES
For the control of annual weeds apply 1.0 litre in 200 to 250 litres of water per hectare. For the control of creeping thistle apply 1.0 litre in 200 to 250 litres of water per hectare at the rosette stage, followed by a second application of 2.0 litres in 200 to 250 litres of water per hectare three to four weeks later.
Use Alone
BeetShield may be used alone from the fully expanded cotyledon stage of the crop. 
Compatibility
BeetShield at 1.0 litre/ha is compatible with the following products at the rate recommended by the manufactures.

LOW DOSE PROGRAMME
Compatibility
BeetShield at 1.0 litre in 80 to 100 litres of water per hectare may be applied as part of the sequential low dose programme with the following products.
BeetShield can be included once at any stage of the programme with the other herbicides provided the products are used according to manufactures’ instructions. To complete control of creeping thistle a second application of BeetShield alone at 2.0 litres/ha in 200 to 250 litres of water per hectare should be made 3 to 4 weeks later.

OILSEED RAPE. AUTUMN SOWN OILSEED RAPE
BeetShield can be applied to all varieties of autumn sown oilseed rape in the spring from the two fully expanded leaf stage but before the fl ower buds are visible above the crop canopy. Perennial Weed Contol For the control of creeping thistle apply BeetShield at 2.0 litres in 200 to 250 litres of water per hectare at the weed rosette stage (up to 30 cm across).

Annual Weed Control
For annual weeds apply BeetShield at1.0 litre/ha in the spring. In competitive crops of oilseed rape, mayweeds up to 10 cm in diameter will be well controlled by BeetShield at 1.0 litres/ha. Apply in a water volume of 200-400 litres/ha.

SPRING SOWN OILSEED RAPE
BeetShield can be applied to all varieties of spring sown oilseed rape for the control of annual weeds or creeping thistle. For annual weeds apply BeetShield at 1.0 litre in 200 to 250 litres of water per hectare. For creeping thistle apply BeetShield at 1.0 litre/ha at the rosette stage followed by a second application three to four weeks later of 2.0 litres in 200 to 250 litres of water per hectare.

SWEDE AND TURNIP
BeetShield may be applied to all types and varieties of swede and turnip in the spring. For the control of annual weeds apply BeetShield at 1.0 litre in 200 to 250 litres of water per hectare. For the control of creeping thistle apply BeetShield at 1.0 litre/ha for the fi rst application at the rosette stage, followed by a second application three to four weeks later of 2.0 litres/ha in 200 to 250 litres of water per hectare. Application should only be made to direct drilled brassica crops after they have reached the two true leaf expanded stage. Transplanted crops can be treated once they are growing stongly and are fully established. Some chlorosis or leaf distortion may occur in crops with a reduced coating of leaf wax (e.g. due to soil acidity).

Compatibility
BeetShield when used at 2.0 litre/ha should not be tank mixed for use on any brassica crop.

GRASSLAND
BeetShield can be applied to all species and varieties of grass in established leys or permanent pastures following removal of any livestock. As an overall treatment, BeetShield should be applied at 2.0 litres/ha in a water volume of 300 to 400 litres/ha. Application should be made when weeds are actively growing at the 15 to 30 cm rosette stage. If grass has been cut for hay or silage, treat at least 2 to 3 weeks after cutting when suffi cient regrowth has occurred.

ORNAMENTAL PLANT PRODUCTION
BeetShield can be applied as a directed spray on ornamental trees and shrubs, but all spray or drift contact with leaves, buds, suckers, or green stems of the crop must be avoided using a shielded or hooded sprayer if necessary. Do not apply BeetShield within the root zone of species of the family Compositae (e.g. Senecio spp.) or Papilionaceae (e.g. Laburnum, Genista, Cytisus spp.). Apply BeetShield at 2.0 litres in 200 litres of water per hectare at the optimum time for control of target weeds (creeping thistle at the rosette stage up to 30 cm across).

GENERAL WARNING
ALL CROPS
Do not use any plant material with BeetShield for composting or mulching. Do not use manure from animals fed on crops treated with BeetShield for composting.
ALL CROPS
BeetShield residues in plant tissues (including manure) which have not completely decayed may succeeding susceptible crops. If treated crop remains have not fully decayed by the time of planting following crops then avoid planting: peas, beans and other legumes; carrots and other umbellifers; potatoes; lettuce and other compositae; glasshouse and protected crops.
To avoid risk to fi eld crops following application of BeetShield, do not plant susceptible autumn-sown crops (e.g winter beans) in the same year as treatment with BeetShield. Where susceptible crops are to be planted in spring, do not apply BeetShield later than the end of July of the previous year.
Chop and incorporate all treated plant remains in the early autumn (or as soon as possible after harvest) to release any residues into the soil, where they are more quickly broken down. Following good agronomic practice ensure that stubble and straw (including farmyard manure) and other treated plant remains have completely decayed before planting susceptible crops.

NOTES
For the best results apply BeetShield when the weeds are actively growing .Control of mayweeds may be reduced if they are suffering from drought stress at the time of application.
Control of creeping thistle and other perennial weeds may be impaired by cultivations either before or within a period of two weeks after application of BeetShield.
In common with good spraying practice BeetShield should not be applied when the crop is damp or when rainfall is expected within six hours.
Do not spray when crops are under stress from cold, drought, pest damage, nutrient defi ciency etc.
Consult processors before using on crops grown for seed.
Do not apply to crops undersown with clover or other legume containing mixtures.
BeetShield is not subject to vapour drift, but do not spray in windy weather and avoid drift onto susceptible crops (e.g. seed potatoes). Take care to avoid drift onto crops and non-target plants outside the target area.
Wash spraying equipment thoroughly with water and a liquid detergent immediately after use. Spray out. Fill with clean water and leave overnight. Spray out again before storing or using another product, particularly where changing over from herbicide to insecticides. Traces of BeetShield can cause harm to susceptible crops (e.g. seed potatoes) sprayed later.
BeetShield should be applied in tank mix with other products only if any requirement or restrictions on other product label do not con- fl ict with the requirements or restrictions of BeetShield. Tank mixes should not be allowed to stand in the tank and agitation should be maintained at all times.
A 7 day period must elapse between the application of BeetShield and the reintroduction of livestock, or the cutting for hay or silage. Do not use on amenity grassland. Do not use on newly sown grass.

MIXING
Fill the spray tank half full with water and add the required amount of BeetShield mixing well, then complete fi lling. If using a tank mix the other products should be mixed with the water fi rst following the label instructions, and BeetShield added last. The spray mix must be agitated continuously until application is complete.

ANNUAL WEED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO BEETSHIELD
Weed susceptibility to the most commonly recommended rates of BeetShield are given in the weed tables below. For further details of rates, timings, etc, please refer to the individual crop sections.

Effective
Crops
Sugar beets
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
42
Crops
Red beets, beetroots
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
42
Crops
Mangels
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
42
Crops
Turnips
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
42
Crops
Onions
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
42
Crops
Winter rape
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Spring rape
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Broccoli
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
42
Crops
Calabrese
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
42
Crops
Headed cabbage
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
42
Crops
Cauliflower
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
42
Crops
Brussels sprouts
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Grassland
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
7