Gamit 36 CS
A residual herbicide for the control of a range of annual weeds in potatoes and carrots
A capsule suspension (CS) containing 360 g/L (30.74% w/w) clomazone
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. Gamit® 36CS is a residual herbicide which can be used in all varieties of potatoes and carrots. Crop plants emerged at the time of application may be severely damaged. Gamit® 36CS acts by inhibition of the biosynthesis of photosynthetic pigments leading to bleaching symptoms on susceptible weed species. Susceptible weeds emerge but are lacking pigmentation and plant death occurs shortly afterwards.
- Avoid damage by drift onto non-target crops and plants.
DO NOT allow drift to come into contact with non-target crops or plants.
Under certain climatic conditions, i.e., hot and humid weather, clomazone has the potential to volatilize and some transient bleaching of non-target crops and other plant species may occur. This transient crop effect is rapidly outgrown and has no long term effect on plant growth or crop yield.
The use of drift reducing measures are advised and these include: the use of low drift nozzles (further information can be found in The Voluntary Initiative ‘Best Practice Guide – Nozzle Selection and Maintenance’ available on the website www.voluntaryinitiative.org.uk); only spray when wind speeds are between 1.2 – 4 miles per hour (Force 1 to 2 according to the Beaufort scale, measured at 10 m above ground); maintain an appropriate boom height and forward speeds. Use a spray volume of 200-400 L.
Use immediately, do not leave spray solution standing in the spray tank.
There is a risk to adjacent crops and non-crop vegetation from the volatilisation of clomazone. This may result in damage/bleaching to neighbouring vegetation. If effects are seen they must be reported via the stewardship program. Please call Belchim Crop Protection for regional support at 01480 403333.
Do not apply to broadcast crops.
Do not use on soils that are compacted or of a poor structure which may then be liable to water logging.
Reduced levels of weed control may occur if application is made to dry cloddy seedbeds or if a prolonged dry period follows application.
Do not overlap spray swaths. Severe crop damage may occur on field beans. Where damage does occur, this is generally transient and should not affect crop yield. • Do not treat two consecutive crops of carrots with clomazone in one calendar year.
The safety of Gamit® 36 CS to daughter tubers has not been tested, consult the manufacturer or your advisor before using on seed crops.
RESISTANCE: As part of Good Agricultural Practice steps should be taken to adopt a resistance management strategy as standard. Gamit® 36CS should be alternated with herbicides with a different mode of action and a similar spectrum of activity. Any subsequent herbicide applications should be made using herbicides with a different mode of action.
Timing of Application
Carrots: Gamit® 36CS should be applied as soon as possible following sowing of the crop and before emergence of both the crop and target weeds.
Potatoes: Gamit® 36CS should be applied following the last ridging and before soil cracking (i.e. approximately 7 days before expected potato emergence).
CONSULT PROCESSOR BEFORE USING ON POTATO CROPS FOR PROCESSING
Dose: 0.25 L product/ha in potatoes and carrots.
VOLUME AND SPRAY QUALITY: Apply in 200 – 400 litres of water per hectare as a COARSE spray (as defined by BCPC). When applying Gamit® 36CS care should be taken to avoid overlap of spray swaths.
SOIL TYPE: Do not use Gamit® 36CS on sands or very light soils. Do not use on soils with more than 10% organic matter.
SEED DEPTH / SEEDBED CONDITIONS: It is important for crop safety that the seed is covered by a minimum of 20mm of soil. Direct drilled crops should be harrowed across slits to cover the seed before spraying. Where direct drilled crops are treated then ploughing and cultivating to a depth of 15cm must take place before the planting of any subsequent crop. For optimum efficacy seedbeds should be firm, level and free of clods, loose and puffy seedbeds should be consolidated before spraying.
Following normal harvest of a treated crop, cereals, oilseed rape, field beans, combining peas, potatoes, maize, turnip, linseed and sugar beet may be sown. Prior to planting, soil should be ploughed and cultivated to a minimum depth of 15cm.
Following crop failure, only combining peas, field beans, potatoes, maize, dwarf French beans, carrots, turnip, sugar beet, onions and linseed may be sown. Prior to resowing combining peas, field beans, potatoes, carrots, turnip, sugar beet, onions and linseed , a period of at least six weeks should have elapsed since application. Prior to resowing maize and dwarf French beans, a period of at least nine weeks should have elapsed since application. For all spring replacement crops, soil should be ploughed and cultivated to a minimum depth of 25cm
MIXING: Before using Gamit® 36CS ensure the spray equipment is clean.
1. Half fill the tank with clean water and commence agitation. Add the required dose to the spray tank and complete filling, continuing agitation until spraying is completed.
2. On emptying the container, RINSE CONTAINER THOROUGHLY by using an integrated pressure rinsing device or manually rinsing three times when empty. Add washings to sprayer at time of filling and dispose of container safely.
3. Use immediately, do not leave spray solution standing in the spray tank.
If using an induction system then mixing should be as follows:
1. Half fill the induction bowl with clean water.
2. Slowly pour the required amount of product into the induction bowl, turn on the pump and suck the contents of the induction bowl into the spray tank, at the same time rinsing the bowl.
3. On emptying the container, RINSE CONTAINER THOROUGHLY by using an integrated pressure rinsing device or manually rinsing three times when empty. Add washings to sprayer at time of filling and dispose of container safely.
4. Repeat the procedure of half filling the bowl with water and sucking out until no trace of product remains on the mesh, filter, drain hole or sides of the bowl.
5. Ensure all contents are sucked out and the bowl is thoroughly rinsed before adding any tankmix partner. 6. Use immediately, do not leave spray solution standing in the spray tank.
SPRAY TANK CLEAN OUT:
To avoid subsequent damage to other crops, thoroughly clean all spray equipment (including the inside and outside of the lid) using clean water. Completely fill and flush the contents of the spray tank twice before any subsequent operations. Spray equipment should not be drained or flushed onto land planted with or intended for planting with trees or crops other than carrots or potatoes.
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