Ireland

Galaxy

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Dow AgroSciences - herbicide
02948

An emulsifiable concentrate containing 144 g/litre (13.85% w/w) fluroxypyr-meptyl (100 g/litre acid equivalent), 80 g/litre (7.69% w/w) clopyralid and 2.5 g/litre (0.24% w/w) florasulam.

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
GALAXY herbicide has activity against a range of broad-leaved weeds. The ideal timing for application is when the weeds are small and actively growing. The effectiveness of GALAXY may be reduced when soils are very dry.

NOTES
Avoid overlapping spray bouts.
Do not use any plant material treated with GALAXY for composting or mulching.
Do not use manure from animals fed on crops treated with GALAXY for composting.
Do not spray when crops are under stress from cold, drought, pest damage, nutrient deficiency etc.
Do not roll or harrow 7 days before or after application.
Take extreme care to avoid drift onto crops and non-target plants outside the target area.

FOLLOWING CROPS
Straw from cereals sprayed with GALAXY may contain residues which could damage certain crops. To avoid such risk bale and cart away the straw. Where straw is chopped and incorporated do not plant winter beans in the same year as treatment with GALAXY.
GALAXY residues in plant tissues (including manure and digestate) which have not completely decayed may affect 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.
Crops that can be sown in the same year as a crop treated with GALAXY is harvested: Cereals, oilseed rape', grass and vegetable brassicas as transplants.

'Vigour reductions may be seen in following crops of oilseed rape after a dry summer. This will be outgrown and will not result in yield loss.

Crops that can be sown in the calendar year following treatment with GALAXY: Cereals, oilseed rape, field beans (as seen above), grass, linseed, peas, sugar beet, potatoes, maize, clover (for use in grass/clover mixtures), carrots and vegetable brassicas as transplants.

JOINT APPLICATION
A joint application is the use of a product in tank mixture or sequence with another product.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Joint applications should only be made within the label recommendations of every product in the application. However a further application of GALAXY or another product containing florasulam may also be made providing the maximum total dose of florasulam is not exceeded.
Only one other product with an ALS-inhibitor mode of action may be applied to a cereal crop treated with GALAXY.
GALAXY may be applied in joint application to the same cereal crop with one of the following ALS products:

Accurate, Harmony M SX, Ally Max SX, Hussar, Ally SX, Lexus Class, Biplay SX, Lexus Millennium, Boxer*, Lorate, Broadway Star*, Calibre SX, Choir, Presite SX, Quantum, Finish SX, Spitfire, GEX 353, Thor.
*The maximum total dose of florasulam applied to the crop must not exceed 7.5 g. For autumn planted crops a maximum total dose of 3.75 g of florasulam, must be observed for applications made between crop emergence in the year of planting and February 1st in the year of harvest.
Apart from these specific joint applications GALAXY must NOT be applied with any other product containing an ALS-inhibitor, for example amidosulfuron.

CROP FAILURE
In the event of a crop failure in the spring with GALAXY only the following crops may be planted: spring wheat, spring barley, spring oats, maize or ryegrass.

RESISTANCE
GALAXY contains active ingredients with differing modes of action and therefore the risk of resistance building is reduced. However as florasulam is an ALS-inhibitor there is a risk of resistance building to this active ingredient and so precautions should be taken to minimise the risk. Therefore avoid using single mode of action herbicides, such as ALS herbicides in the same field over a number of years. Growers are advised to apply products containing herbicides with different modes of action or use sequences or tank mixtures where two or more components are active against the target weeds.

CROPS
GALAXY can be applied in the spring (from 1st Feb) on all varieties of winter and spring wheat (but not Durum wheat), winter and spring barley, winter and spring oats, winter rye and winter triticale.
Galaxy can be safely applied to crops intended for seed production.

SOIL
GALAXY may be used on all soil types.

APPLICATION TIMING
Winter wheat, winter barley
GALAXY should be applied in the spring (from 1st February) once the crop has reached 3 leaves (GS 13), and before flag leaf detectable stage (GS 37).
Spring wheat, spring barley
GALAXY should be applied in the spring (from 1st February) once the crop has reached 3 leaves (GS 13), and before third node detectable stage (before GS 33).
Winter oats, spring oats
GALAXY should be applied in the spring (from 1st February) once the crop has reached 3 leaves (GS 13), and before second node detectable stage (before GS 32).
Winter rye, winter triticale
GALAXY should be applied in the spring (from 1st February) once the crop has reached 3 leaves (GS 13), and before flag leaf detectable stage (before GS 37).

WEED SUSCEPTIBILITY AND MAXIMUM SIZE CONTROLLED
One application of 1.5 L/ha of GALAXY will control all susceptible emerged weeds. For optimum performance it is important to check the size of weeds before application.
Galaxy should not be applied to crops undersown with ryegrass and clover.

APPLICATION
GALAXY may be applied through tractor-mounted hydraulic sprayers providing they are in good working order and have been calibrated according to the manufacturers’ recommendations.
Do not apply through CDA applicators.

WATER VOLUME
Apply GALAXY in 150 to 250 litres of water per hectare. The lower volume must only be used in open crops on small weeds.

MIXING
Half fill the spray tank with water and add the required amount of GALAXY. Fill up the spray tank, agitating continuously to ensure thorough mixing, and maintain agitation until spraying is complete. Use only clean water for mixing.

SPRAY QUALITY
Apply GALAXY as a MEDIUM spray as defined by the BCPC system.

TANK MIXTURES
Where tank mixes are used, and unless directed otherwise, the preferred order of addition of products to the spray tank is as follows: water dispersible granules, wettable powders, suspension concentrates (flowables), emulsifiable concentrates, solution concentrates. Each product should be added to the half-full sprayer and be fully dispersed before the addition of the next product.

Effective
Crops
Winter wheat
BBCH
0 - 37
Registred norm
1.5 - 1.5
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Winter barley
BBCH
0 - 37
Registred norm
1.5 - 1.5
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Winter wheat
BBCH
0 - 33
Registred norm
1.5 - 1.5
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Spring barley
BBCH
0 - 33
Registred norm
1.5 - 1.5
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Winter oats
BBCH
0 - 32
Registred norm
1.5 - 1.5
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Spring oats
BBCH
0 - 32
Registred norm
1.5 - 1.5
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Winter rye
BBCH
0 - 37
Registred norm
1.5 - 1.5
Preharvest Interval
-
Crops
Winter triticale
BBCH
0 - 37
Registred norm
1.5 - 1.5
Preharvest Interval
-