Ireland

Firebird

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BAYER - herbicide
04221

For use only as an agricultural herbicide.
A contact and residual herbicide for pre and post-crop emergence use against a range of broad-leaved weeds and annual meadow-grass in winter wheat and winter barley.
A suspension concentrate formulation containing 400 g/L flufenacet and 200 g/L diflufenican.

Method of application: Tractor mounted horizontal boom sprayer. A spray pressure of at least 2 bar is advised. Apply Firebird in 200-400 litres per hectare water. Use the higher volume where crop or weed foliage is dense.
Apply as a medium spray quality. Good, even spray coverage of soil and weeds is essential. Ensure that spray swaths do not overlap. To prevent damage, care must be taken to avoid drift onto neighbouring crops.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
RESTRICTIONS
DO NOT treat undersown cereals or those due to be undersown.
Avoid treating crops suffering from stress as a result of drought, waterlogging, grazing, pests or disease attack, nutrient deficiency, soil compaction or other factors reducing crop growth.
Adverse crop effect (paling, reduction in vigour) may occur when there is very wet weather before and after application, particularly on crops grown on light free draining soils or where soils become waterlogged. These effects are typically transitory in nature and will have no adverse effect on crop yield in most cases.
DO NOT use on waterlogged soils or soils prone to water logging.
DO NOT use on sands or very light soils or very stony or gravelly soils, as there is a risk of crop damage.
Shallow drilled crops must only be treated post-emergence.
DO NOT treat broadcast crops as uncovered seed may be damaged.
DO NOT soil incorporate.
Avoid spraying during periods of prolonged or severe frosts as sharp or severe frosts following application may cause transitory discoloration or scorch from which the crop will normally recover.
DO NOT use on soils containing more than 10% organic matter.
DO NOT disturb the soil after application (e.g. by harrowing or rolling).

WINTER WHEAT
Weeds: Annual meadow-grass, Field pansy, Common field-speedwell, Ivy-leaved speedwell, Mayweeds, Shepherd’s purse, Red dead-nettle, Hen-bit dead-nettle.
Rate: 0.3L/ha
Critical comments: Maximum number of applications 1 per crop. Latest time of application: before 31st December in the year of planting and before third tiller stage (GS23). Weeds controlled at 0.3L/ha: susceptible pre and post-emergence up to GS12 (2 leaf stage).

Weeds: Ivy-leaved speedwell
Rate: 0.3L/ha
Critical comments: Maximum number of applications 1 per crop. Latest time of application: before 31st December in the year of planting and before third tiller stage (GS23). Weeds controlled at 0.3L/ha: Moderately Susceptible pre-emergence. 

Weeds: Common chickweed
Rate: 0.3L/ha
Critical comments: Maximum number of applications 1 per crop. Latest time of application: before 31st December in the year of planting and before third tiller stage (GS23). Weeds controlled at 0.3L/ha: susceptible pre and post-emergence up to the early branching stage (up to 5cm).

Weeds: Groundsel, Field forget-me-not.
Rate: 0.3L/ha
Critical comments: Maximum number of applications 1 per crop. Latest time of application: before 31st December in the year of planting and before third tiller stage (GS23). Weeds controlled at 0.3L/ha: Susceptible pre-emergence.

WINTER BARLEY
Weeds: Annual meadow-grass, Field pansy, Common field-speedwell, Ivy-leaved speedwell, Mayweeds, Shepherd’s purse, Red dead-nettle, Hen-bit dead-nettle.
Rate: 0.3L/ha
Critical comments: Maximum number of applications 1 per crop. Latest time of application: before 31st December in the year of planting and before fourth tiller stage (GS24). Weeds controlled at 0.3L/ha: susceptible pre and post-emergence up to GS12 (2 leaf stage).

Weeds: Ivy-leaved speedwell
Rate: 0.3L/ha
Critical comments: Maximum number of applications 1 per crop. Latest time of application: before 31st December in the year of planting and before fourth tiller stage (GS24). Weeds controlled at 0.3L/ha: Moderately Susceptible pre-emergence. 

Weeds: Common chickweed
Rate: 0.3L/ha
Critical comments: Maximum number of applications 1 per crop. Latest time of application: before 31st December in the year of planting and before fourth tiller stage (GS24). Weeds controlled at 0.3L/ha: susceptible pre and post-emergence up to the early branching stage (up to 5cm).

Weeds: Groundsel, Field forget-me-not.
Rate: 0.3L/ha
Critical comments: Maximum number of applications 1 per crop. Latest time of application: before 31st December in the year of planting and before fourth tiller stage (GS24). Weeds controlled at 0.3L/ha: Susceptible pre-emergence.

WEEDS CONTROLLED 
Strains of some annual grasses (e.g. black-grass, wild oats and Italian rye-grass) have developed resistance to herbicides which may lead to poor control.
A strategy for preventing and managing such resistance should be adopted.
Guidelines have been produced - copies are available from your distributor, crop advisor or product manufacturer.

CROP SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Good weed control depends on burying any trash or straw before or during seedbed preparation. Seedbeds must have a firm, fine tilth. Loose or cloddy seedbeds must be consolidated otherwise crop damage may result due to inadequate seed cover. For pre-emergence treatments, seed should be covered with a minimum of 32mm of settled soil.
Use at a rate of 0.3 litres of product/ha. Apply via a horizontal boom sprayer.

Apply in 200-400 L/ha as a MEDIUM spray (BCPC category). Use the higher volume where crop or weed foliage is dense. A spray pressure of at least 2 bar is advised. Good, even spray coverage of soil and weeds is essential. Ensure that spray swaths do not overlap. To prevent damage, care must be taken to avoid drift onto neighbouring crops.
Only one application of Firebird should be made to the crop.
Winter wheat (all varieties):
Apply pre or post-emergence up to and including second tiller stage (GS22) and before 31st December in the year of planting.
Winter barley (all varieties):
Apply pre or post-emergence up to and including third tiller stage (GS23) and before 31st December in the year of planting.

FOLLOWING CROPS and CROP FAILURE
Plough or cultivate to at least 15cm before planting following crops of oilseed rape, field beans and edible brassicae. Ensure thorough soil mixing before planting. Plough to at least 15cm before planting peas, sugar beet, carrots and onions. Ensure thorough soil mixing before planting. Wheat, barley and potatoes can be drilled without any special cultivations.
In the event of crop failure, for any reason, plough to at least 15cm and sow only wheat, barley and potatoes. An interval of 12 weeks should elapse between treatment and subsequent sowing of spring wheat and spring barley.
Where Firebird and other products containing diflufenican are applied to successive cereal crops, levels of diflufenican (DFF®) will build up in the soil. Ploughing or cultivation, with complete inversion of the furrow, must take place before planting any following non-cereal crop, except potatoes.
Even where ploughing or cultivation is carried out there may still be a risk of damage to following crops of onions, leek and related species, or clover. As a precaution users who rent out their land to growers of these crops should not use DFF-containing products in successive years before renting out the land.

MIXING
Shake the container well before use. Half fill the spray tank with clean water and add the required amount of Firebird. Wash out the container and add the washings to the spray solution, before topping up with clean water. Maintain continuous agitation of spray solution.
Do not leave the sprayer filled with the spray solution standing for long periods. Wash out the sprayer thoroughly after use using a wetting agent or proprietary tank cleaner with two rinses.

 

Effective
Crops
Winter wheat
BBCH
12 - 23
Registred norm
0.3 - 0.3
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Winter barley
BBCH
12 - 24
Registred norm
0.3 - 0.3
Preharvest Interval
-