Ireland

Easel

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NUFARM - herbicide
04617

A soluble concentrate containing 750 g/l (63.6% w/w) MCPA as the dimethylamine salt.
A selective herbicide for the control of many broadleaved weeds in cereals and grassland.

PRODUCT BENEFITS
- Use up to before GS 41 in winter wheat for late control of weeds.
- A different mode of action to the ALS inhibitor group of products.
A useful tool for resistance management.
- No following crop restrictions.
- Controls difficult weeds such as Fat hen, Charlock, Corn buttercup, Thistles and Poppy.
- Broad spectrum of weed control in grassland.
- An ideal mixer product for use in spring and winter cereals.

PCS No. 04617
Pack size: 10 litres
Storage: PROTECT FROM FROST

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Winter wheat
Maximum individual dose: 2.2 l/ha
Maximum total dose: 2.2 l/ha
Latest time of application: Before leaf sheath extending stage (GS 39)

Spring wheat, winter and spring barley, winter and spring rye, winter and spring oats
Maximum individual dose: 2.2 l/ha
Maximum total dose: 2.2 l/ha
Latest time of application: Before first node detectable (GS 31)

Undersown cereals (listed above):
With red clover: Maximum individual dose: 0.9 l/ha
Maximum total dose: 0.9 l/ha
With grass only: Maximum individual dose: 1.8 l/ha
Maximum total dose: 1.8 l/ha

Grassland
Maximum individual dose: 2.2 l/ha
Maximum total dose: 4.4 l/ha

Grassland (seed crop)
Maximum individual dose: 2.1 l/ha
Maximum total dose: 2.1 l/ha
Latest time of application: Five weeks before heading

Other specific restrictions:
- Do not apply by hand-held equipment.
- Extreme care must be taken to avoid spray drift onto non-crop plants outside the target area.
- Livestock must be kept out of treated areas until poisonous weeds such as Ragwort have died and become unpalatable.
- This product must not be applied before the end of February in the year of harvest.
- Do not apply in volumes less than 200 litres of water per hectare.
READ THE LABEL BEFORE USE. USING THIS PRODUCT IN A MANNER THAT IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE LABEL MAY BE AN OFFENCE. FOLLOW THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR USING PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS.

Additional Safety Phrases
To protect aquatic organisms respect an unsprayed buffer zone of five metres to surface water bodies.
Do not contaminate water with the product or its container. Do not clean application equipment near surface water. Avoid contamination via drains from farmyards and roads.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

RESTRICTIONS

DO NOT roll or harrow within a week of spraying.
DO NOT mow within four days of application.
DO NOT treat newly established grass less than one year old.
DO NOT treat grass suffering from drought, disease, during freezing conditions when rain is imminent or other adverse factors. Extreme care must be taken to avoid spray drift onto non-crop plants outside of the target area.
DO NOT spray in windy weather, avoid drift on to neighbouring crops, especially beans, beet, brassicas, carrots, legumes, lettuce and tomatoes which are very susceptible. DO NOT apply before undersowing.
WASH EQUIPMENT thoroughly immediately after use. Rinse with water three times, drain and allow to dry. Traces of herbicide left in the sprayer may damage susceptible crops if these are subsequently sprayed using the same equipment.
DO NOT apply in volumes less than 200 litres of water per hectare.

WEEDS CONTROLLED – Cereals
Susceptible (Dose 0.9 l/ha)
Charlock, Fat hen, Black Mustard, Tracle Mustard, White Mustard, Field Pennycress
Up to six expanded true leaves or up to 100 mm across/high

Susceptible (Dose 1.1 l/ha)
Corn Buttercup, Wild (runch) Radish, Shepherd’s Purse
Cotyledons up to two expanded true leaves

Susceptible (Dose 1.8 l/ha)
Volunteer Oilseed Rape
Up to six expanded true leaves or up to 100 mm across/high

Moderately susceptible (Dose 1.8 – 2.2 l/ha)
Wild Cabbage, Common Fumitory, Field Gromwell, Common Hemp-nettle, Small Nettle, Common Orache, Common Poppy, Smooth Sowthistle, Creeping Thistle
Controlled at cotyledons up to two expanded leaves and checked up to 100 mm across/high

Moderately resistant (Dose 1.8 – 2.2 l/ha)
Black Bindweed, Corn Chamomile, Common Chickweed, Groundsel, Knotgrass, Scentless Mayweed, Pale Persicaria, Field Pansy, Redshank, Speedwell, Corn Spurrey
Cotyledons up to two expanded true leaves

Moderately resistant (Dose 2.2 l/ha)
Creeping Buttercup, Hoary Cress, Shepherd’s needle, Perennial Sowthisle, tares (Vetches)
Cotyledons up to two expanded true leaves

GRASSLAND
Susceptible Consistently good control of both roots and shoots
Greater Plantain, Ribwort Plantain

Moderately susceptible Weeds suppressed and topgrowth usually killed
Creeping Buttercup, Meadow Buttercup (Treat in spring or early summer), Cat’s ear, Hoary Cres, Common Daisy, Autumn Hawkbit, Common Knapweed, Common Ragwort (Spray in spring when in rosette stage before flower spike starts to grow), Compact Rush (Spray in April to June. Cut and remove stems either four weeks before or after treatment), Soft Rush (Treat as compact rush), Self-heal, Creeping Thistle (Treat at earl flower bud stage), Spear Thistle

Moderately resistant Top growth only may be killed
Bulbous Buttercup (treat in autumn on new leaf or in spring), Colt’s foot, Dandelion, Curled Dock* (Treat re flowering o after defoliation), Horsetails* (Shoots only controlled, apply in May –June), Common Nettle, Hard Rush (Treat as compact rush), Common Sorrel, Sheep’s Sorrel, Perennial Sowthistle*, Dwarf Thistle, Yarrow.
* Those species marked * should be treated at the higher rate to achieve the level of control indicated.

CROP SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Always spray when the crop is actively growing.
Winter wheat
All varieties of winter wheat may be treated.
Dose 0.9 to 2.2 l/ha (see ‘Weed Susceptibility’ table).
Maximum total dose 2.2 l/ha.
Timing
Apply in the spring from the leaf sheath erect stage to before flag leaf sheath extending stage (GS 41).
Application under very hot conditions can cause ear damage if the crop comes under stress after application.
Water volume
Apply in 200–400 litres of water per hectare.

Spring wheat and winter and spring barley, oats and rye
Dose 0.9–2.2 l/ha (see ‘Weed Susceptibility’ table).
Maximum total dose 2.2 l/ha.
Timing
For all cereals apply in the spring before first node detectable stages (GS 31).
- WINTER BARLEY, OATS AND RYE: Spray in the spring from the leaf sheath erect stage.
- SPRING WHEAT, BARLEY AND RYE: Spray after the crop has developed five fully expanded leaves.
- SPRING OATS: Spray after the crop has developed one fully expanded leaf.
Application under very hot conditions at later timings can cause ear damage if the crop comes under stress after application.
Barley is particularly subject to malformation and particular attention must be paid to the correct growth stage if this crop is intended for malting.
All varieties of spring wheat, barley, oats and rye may be treated.
Water volume
Apply in 200–400 litres of water per hectare. Undersown cereals Do not apply to cereals undersown with lucerne, peas or safoin.

Undersown cereals
Do not apply to cereals undersown with lucerne, peas or safoin.

Red clover
Dose
0.9 l/ha.
Maximum total dose 0.9 l/ha.
Timing
Application should be made when the red clover has at least two trifoliate leaves, and the cereal crop is at the correct growth stage, as listed above.
Only apply if the weed canopy is dense and covers most of the clover seedlings. Some damage to red clover must be expected, but this will normally be out-grown. Do not apply if white clover is present.

Grasses
Dose 1.8 l/ha.
Maximum total dose 1.8 l/ha.
Timing
Application should be made when the grasses have begun to tiller, and the cereal crop is at the correct growth stage, as listed above.
Water volume
Apply in 200–400 litres of water per hectare.

Grassland
Dose 1.8–2.2 l/ha.
Maximum total dose 4.4 l/ha.
Timing
Use on established grassland and leys no less than one year old. Apply EASEL in spring and summer when growing conditions are favorable. Spray grass for hay or silage three–four weeks before cutting. Clover may be checked but recovers by the following Spring. Follow-up applications may also be needed where new seedling weeds appear. An interval of four–six weeks should elapse between successive applications if weeds persist.
A top dressing ten days before treatment is recommended to assist kill of weeds and subsequent recovery of the sward. Annual weed species will be best controlled if spraying is done while the majority of weeds are seedlings. Perennial weeds should be sprayed during their period of maximum growth, usually when the flower buds are beginning to form. The response of perennial weeds to treatments are often variable with only the aerial parts killed, though often suppression will occur. The recovery of the weeds will be reduced if the grass is growing vigorously at the time of treatment.
Water volume
Apply in 200–400 litres of water per hectare.

Grassland (seed crops)
Dose
2.1 l/ha.
Maximum total dose 2.1 l/ha.
Timing
The safe period for treatment occurs when the grasses have at least four leaves and have begun to tiller but at least five weeks preceding ear emergence. The best time varies according to the species and strain of grass concerned. Do not apply more than 2.1 l/ha of EASEL.
Water volume
Apply in 200–400 litres of water per hectare.

MIXING AND SPRAYING
Half-fill the tank with clean water and add the required quantity of EASEL, and add the remainder of the clean water with gently agitation which should continue until the contents are thoroughly mixed. Spray using a MEDIUM/COARSE spray (BCPC).

Tank cleaning
WASH EQUIPMENT thoroughly immediately after use. Rinse with water three times, drain and allow to dry. Traces of herbicide left in the sprayer may damage susceptible crops if these are subsequently sprayed using the same equipment.

COMPATIBILITY
EASEL can be tank-mixed with other pesticides, please consult your Nufarm distributor or Nufarm UK Limited.

RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT
When herbicides with the same mode of action are used repeatedly over several years in the same field, selection of resistant biotypes can take place. These can propagate and may become dominating. A weed species is considered to be resistant to a herbicide if it survives a correctly applied treatment at the recommended dose. A strategy for preventing and managing such resistance should be adopted. This should include integrating herbicides with a programme of cultural control measures. Guidelines have been produced by the Weed Resistance Action Group and copies are available from the HGCA, CPA, your distributor, crop adviser or product manufacturer.

Effective
Crops
Winter wheat
BBCH
0 - 39
Registred norm
2.2 - 2.2
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Spring wheat
BBCH
0 - 31
Registred norm
2.2 - 2.2
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Spring barley
BBCH
0 - 31
Registred norm
2.2 - 2.2
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Winter barley
BBCH
0 - 31
Registred norm
2.2 - 2.2
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Winter rye
BBCH
0 - 31
Registred norm
2.2 - 2.2
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Spring rye
BBCH
0 - 31
Registred norm
2.2 - 2.2
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Winter oats
BBCH
0 - 31
Registred norm
2.2 - 2.2
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Spring oats
BBCH
0 - 31
Registred norm
2.2 - 2.2
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Grassland
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2.2 - 4.4
Preharvest Interval
-
Effective
Black mustard
Black mustard
Brassica nigra ★★★
Broadleaf plantain
Broadleaf plantain
Plantago major ★★★
Corn buttercup
Corn buttercup
Ranunculus arvensis L. ★★★
Fat hen
Fat hen
Chenopodium album ★★★
Field penny-cress
Field penny-cress
Thlaspi arvense ★★★
Narrowleaf plantain
Narrowleaf plantain
Plantago lanceolata ★★★
Shepherd's-purse
Shepherd's-purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris ★★★
Treacle-mustard
Treacle-mustard
Erysimum cheiranthoides ★★★
White mustard
White mustard
Sinapis alba ★★★
Wild mustard
Wild mustard
Sinapis arvensis ★★★
Wild radish
Wild radish
Raphanus raphanistrum ★★★
Annual nettle
Annual nettle
Urtica urens ★★
Autumn Hawkbit
Autumn Hawkbit
Leontodon autumnalis ★★
Canada thistle
Canada thistle
Cirsium arvense ★★
Catsear, flatweed
Catsear, flatweed
Hypochoeris radicata ★★
Common fumitory
Common fumitory
Fumaria officinalis ★★
Common Hempnettle
Common Hempnettle
Galeopsis tetrahit ★★
Common orache
Common orache
Atriplex patula ★★
Common poppy
Common poppy
Papaver rhoeas ★★
Common ragweed
Common ragweed
Ambrosia artemisiifolia ★★
Common Ragwort
Common Ragwort
Senecio jacobaea ★★
Compact Rush
Compact Rush
Juncus conglomeratus ★★
Field Gromwell
Field Gromwell
Lithospermum arvense ★★
Heart-podded Hoarycress
Heart-podded Hoarycress
Cardaria draba ★★
Lesser Knapweed
Lesser Knapweed
Centaurea nigra ★★
Meadow buttercup
Meadow buttercup
Ranunculus acris ★★
Self-heals
Self-heals
Prunella ★★
Soft rush
Soft rush
Juncus effusus ★★
Sow thistle
Sow thistle
Sonchus oleraceus ★★
Spear Thistle
Spear Thistle
Cirsium vulgare ★★
Wild cabbage
Wild cabbage
Brassica oleracea ★★
Bulbous Buttercup
Bulbous Buttercup
Ranunculus bulbosus ★
Coltsfoot
Coltsfoot
Tussilago farfara L. ★
Common chickweed
Common chickweed
Stellaria media ★
Common dandelion
Common dandelion
Taraxacum officinale ★
Common groundsel
Common groundsel
Senecio vulgaris ★
Common knotgrass
Common knotgrass
Polygonum aviculare ★
Common nettle
Common nettle
Urtica dioica ★
Common Speedwell
Common Speedwell
Veronica officinalis ★
Common yarrow
Common yarrow
Achillea millefolium L. ★
Corn chamomile
Corn chamomile
Anthemis arvensis ★
Corn spurrey
Corn spurrey
Spergula arvensis ★
Creeping buttercup
Creeping buttercup
Ranunculus repens L. ★
Curly dock
Curly dock
Rumex crispus ★
Dwarf thistle
Dwarf thistle
Cirsium acaule ★
European field pansy
European field pansy
Viola arvensis ★
Field horsetail
Field horsetail
Equisetum arvense ★
Hard rush
Hard rush
Juncus inflexus ★
Hoary Cress
Hoary Cress
Lepidium draba ★
Meadowsweet
Meadowsweet
Filipendula ulmaria ★
Pale smartweed
Pale smartweed
Polygonum lapathifolium ★
Perennial sow thistle
Perennial sow thistle
Sonchus arvensis ★
Scentless mayweed
Scentless mayweed
Tripleurospermum sp. ★
Sheep's sorrel
Sheep's sorrel
Rumex acetosella ★
Shepherd’s-needle
Shepherd’s-needle
Scandix pecten-veneris ★
Sorrel
Sorrel
Rumex acetosa ★
Spotted ladysthumb
Spotted ladysthumb
Polygonum persicaria ★