Ireland

Forefront T

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Dow AgroSciences - herbicide
03800

An oil in water emulsion containing 30 g/L (3.13% w/w) aminopyralid (present as 36 g/L aminopyralid potassium) + 240 g/L (29.44% w/w) triclopyr (present as 334 g/L triclopyr-butotyl). A foliar acting herbicide for the long term control of ANNUAL and PERENNIAL BROAD-LEAVED WEEDS in GRASSLAND FOR GRAZING ONLY.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Specific Restrictions:
DO NOT APPLY to leys less than 1 year old.
DO NOT APPLY BY HAND-HELD EQUIPMENT.
DO NOT USE ON GRASSLAND/LAND that will be cut for animal feed, fodder or bedding nor for composting or mulching within one calendar year of treatment.
DO NOT USE ON GRASSLAND/LAND that will be grazed by animals other than cattle and sheep. Users must have received adequate instruction, training and guidance in the safe use of the product and must take all reasonable precautions to protect the health of human beings, creatures and plants and safeguard the environment.
Manure from animals grazed on FOREFRONT T treated grassland should not leave the farm.
Manure from animals fed silage, hay or haylage produced from grassland treated in the previous calendar year should not leave the farm.
DO NOT USE on airfields.

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION
One of the active ingredients in FOREFRONT T* is aminopyralid. In common with some other herbicides, it has the ability to pass through the digestive system and be found at trace levels in animal waste. These trace levels could be sufficient to have an impact on sensitive crops such as peas, beans and other legumes, sugar beet, fodder beet, carrots and umbelliferae, potatoes and tomatoes, lettuce and other compositae.
Ensure you have received specific training on the use of FOREFRONT T before application.
Consult the manufacturer for specific advice.

WARNINGS
FOREFRONT T must only be applied to established grassland which will be grazed by cattle or sheep. FOREFRONT T must only be applied to established grassland intended for grazing in the calendar year of application. Where silage, hay or haylage is produced from this area in the following calendar year, any manure subsequently produced from animals fed on this must stay on the farm. This manure should only be spread onto agricultural grassland.
Grass treated with FOREFRONT T must not be cut for hay, haylage or silage in the calendar year of treatment.

Following Crops
FOREFRONT T residues in plant tissues which have not completely decayed may affect succeeding susceptible crops e.g. peas, beans and other legumes, sugar beet, fodder beet, carrots and umbelliferae, potatoes and tomatoes, lettuce and other compositae.
Do not plant potatoes, sugar beet, fodder beet, vegetables, beans or other leguminous crops in the next calendar year following an application of FOREFRONT T.
Do not plant potatoes, sugar beet, fodder beet, vegetables, beans or other leguminous crops in the next calendar year following an application of manure from animals fed on grass treated with FOREFRONT T or fodder resulting from grass treated with FOREFRONT T.
Following good agricultural practice ensures that plant remains have completely decayed before planting susceptible crops.

Neighbouring Crops/Plants
All conifers, particularly pine and larch, are very sensitive to spray drift. In hot conditions vapour drift may occur.

AVOID DAMAGE BY DRIFT ONTO SUSCEPTIBLE CROPS, NON-TARGET PLANTS OR WATERWAYS.
Do not apply directly to, or allow spray drift to come into contact with agricultural or horticultural crops, amenity plantings, hedgerows, gardens, ponds, lakes or watercourses.

Farmyard Manure/Slurry/Compost/Mulch Management
Any accumulations of manure or slurry following grazing on treated grassland, for example from dairy herds, must stay on the farm of origin and be spread onto grassland. Under no circumstances should this manure be supplied to gardeners or allotment holders, or commercial compost producers i.e. there must be no off-farm sale or supply.
Aminopyralid may be present in manures derived from yards or livestock sheds where livestock have previously grazed areas treated with FOREFRONT T. Thus, do not spread such manure onto SSSI land or land in an agri-environment agreement before consulting with your adviser.
Aminopyralid in animal dung may damage botanically valuable wildlife habitats including species-rich and low-input grassland, rough grazing and wetlands. This includes all land where the objective is the protection or promotion of botanical diversity. Ensure that animals grazing on grassland treated with FOREFRONT T do not have access to such land unless they have spent a minimum of three days grazing on other land that has not been treated with an aminopyralid containing product.
Do not use any plant material treated with FOREFRONT T for composting, mulching or any other non-agricultural purpose.
Do not use animal waste (e.g. manure, slurry) from animals fed on grass treated with FOREFRONT T for composting or mulching susceptible crops.

NOTES
Grass and weeds must be actively growing to ensure good weed control and minimal check to the grass. Therefore do not spray in drought, very hot or very cold weather conditions.
Do not roll or harrow grass for 10 days before or 7 days after application.
Do not use on crops grown for seed.
Late applications of FOREFRONT T may lead to a slight leaning of the grass but this is transient and does not affect the yield of the grass.
Leave at least 7 days after spraying before grazing. This period should be extended until all foliage of poisonous weeds such as ragwort have died and become unpalatable, in some situations this may be up to 4 weeks after application.
FOREFRONT T is safe to grass. Very occasionally some yellowing of the sward may occur; this is transient and quickly outgrown.
If the grass has been cut for hay or silage or grazed leave 2-3 weeks to allow sufficient regrowth to occur before spraying.
Where there is a high reservoir of weed seed in the soil and/or a historically high weed population, a programmed weed control approach may be needed involving a second application the following year. Control may be reduced if rain falls within 1 hour of application.

CLOVER MANAGEMENT
Clover will be killed by application of FOREFRONT T.
Do not drill clover within 4 months of applying FOREFRONT T.
Once control of target weeds has been achieved, and you have ensured that plant remains have completely decayed, clover can be re-introduced 4 months after application. 

OVERALL APPLICATION
The timing of application of FOREFRONT T is crucial. For good results the product must be applied to actively growing weeds at the correct growth stage as detailed in the WEED CONTROL section of this label.
Application
FOREFRONT T should be applied through a tractor-mounted hydraulic sprayer provided it is in good working order and has been calibrated according to the manufacturers’ recommendations.
Mixing
Fill the spray tank half full with water and add required amount of FOREFRONT T mixing well. Top up with water and continue agitation until the spray tank is full. Maintain agitation while spraying. Use the spray immediately. Wash equipment thoroughly with water and liquid detergent immediately after use. Finally wash out twice with water and drain.
Spray Volume
For overall application FOREFRONT T should be used in a spray volume of 200 litres of water per hectare to give good coverage of the weeds. A higher water volume of 250-300 litres of water per hectare may be required where the weed population is high and where the grass is dense at the time of application.
Spray Quality
Apply as a MEDIUM quality spray as defined by the BCPC system.

Trademark acknowledgements
Forefront T is a trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC. All other brand names used in the document are trademarks of other manufacturers of which proprietary rights may exist.

Dow AgroSciences Conditions of Supply
All goods supplied by us are of high grade and we believe them to be suitable but, as we cannot exercise control over their storage, handling, mixing or use, or the weather conditions before, during or after application which may affect the performance of the goods, all conditions and warranties, statutory or otherwise, as to the quality or fitness for any purpose of our goods are excluded. No responsibility will be accepted by us or re-sellers for any failure in performance, damage or injury whatsoever arising from their storage, handling, application or use. These conditions cannot be varied by our staff or agents whether or not they supervise or assist in the use of such goods.

Effective
Crops
Grassland
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Pasture
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
2 - 2
Preharvest Interval
-