This product is an emulsifiable concentrate containing 200 g/l (20.4% w/w) fluroxypyr (acid equivalent) present as 288g/L of the 1-methyl heptyl ester, and aromatic naphtha.
Hatchet Xtra is a post-emergence herbicide for the control of a range of annual and perennial weeds in winter and spring cereals, forage maize and grassland.
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.
HATCHET XTRA® is a selective post-emergence herbicide for the control of a range of annual and perennial weeds in cereals, forage maize and grassland
Do not treat crops that are or have been under stress from any cause, including poor soil or cultural conditions, adverse climatic conditions, waterlogging or drought, pest or disease attack, nutrient deficiency, or any other cause.
For optimum results, apply HATCHET XTRA when the weeds are small and actively growing. The crop should be growing strongly to provide good competition with the weeds. This is particularly important with cleavers especially where HBN’s are not included in the tank mix. HBN’s are products containing ioxynil and/or bromoxynil (refer to Compatibility section).
Crops which are undersown with grass may be sprayed provided the grasses are tillering
Do not apply HATCHET XTRA to crops undersown with clover or other legumecontaining mixtures.
Keep livestock out of treated areas for at least 3 days and until poisonous weeds such as ragwort have died and become unpalatable.
Avoid spray drift onto other crops or areas.
Do not spray if frost is likely to occur soon after spraying, during periods of frosty weather, or during periods of low night temperatures
Do not roll or harrow 1 week before or after application.
Apply to dry foliage, when rain is not imminent.
Contract agents should be consulted before using on crops grown for seed
HATCHET XTRA will not control weeds that emerge after application.
ONLY one application of HATCHET XTRA may be made per crop or year (see statutory conditions of approval).
When the product is applied as a spot treatment to newly sown grass leys the maximum concentration must not exceed 30ml product per 10 litres water.
A maximum total dose of 0.75 litres per hectare must be observed for applications made to cereals between crop emergence in the year of planting and 1st February in the year of harvest
CROP SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Do not treat crops where clover or other legumes are an important part of the sward
HATCHET XTRA is applied at two rates; 2.0 litres/ha on established grassland (in 300-400 litres water/ha), and 0.75 litres/ha on newly sown grass leys (in 200-400 litres water/ha). Always use the higher volume of water recommended when the grass growth is thick, or weeds are at the maximum recommended growth stage for treatment. Always use a water volume that will ensure good spray coverage of the weeds.
Where weed populations are too low to justify overall spraying, HATCHET XTRA may be applied as a spot treatment to established grassland and newly sown grass leys, using a spray concentration of 30ml HATCHET XTRA in 10 litres of water. Spray to evenly wet the weed foliage, to just before the point of run-off.
Keep livestock out of treated areas until the foliage of any poisonous weeds such as Ragwort has died and become unpalatable; under certain conditions, this may take several weeks. The grazing / cutting management regime must be planned in advance to allow sufficient time for this to occur
A. Established Grassland
HATCHET XTRA is recommended for the control of certain perennial weeds in established grassland.
Apply 2.0 litres of HATCHET XTRA per hectare in 300-400 litres of water per hectare, according to the optimum timing shown below. Do not apply more than a total maximum dose of 2.0 litres per hectare per year.
B. Newly-sown grass leys (Autumn and Spring application)
HATCHET XTRA is recommended for the control of Common Chickweed in newlysown grass leys. The grass must have at least 3 fully expanded leaves at the time of treatment. Common Chickweed will be controlled at up to 5 cm.
Apply 0.75 litres per hectare of HATCHET XTRA in 200-400 litres of water per hectare. Apply in the autumn or spring when the weeds are actively growing. Do not apply more than a total maximum dose of 0.75 litres of HATCHET XTRA per hectare per year.
HATCHET XTRA is recommended for the control of Black Nightshade from cotyledons up to 6 leaves stage.
HATCHET XTRA will not control Black Nightshade which has not emerged at the time of application.
The maize must be between the 3-6 leaf stage and must not be over 20 cm in height.
Do not apply HATCHET XTRA if the side roots have started to develop on the first node.
Apply 1.0 litre per hectare of HATCHET XTRA in 200-300 litres of water per hectare. Do not apply more than a total maximum dose of 1.0 litre of HATCHET XTRA per hectare per year.
Do not apply HATCHET XTRA in a tank mix with any other product or if the crop is beyond the recommended growth stage. Boom overlap must be avoided.
A. Spring Application to Winter and Spring Cereals
The recommended spray volume is 150-400 litres water per hectare. Only use 150 litres of water per hectare on small weeds in very open crops. Increase the volume to 400 litres of water per hectare in thick crops and where weed cover is thick
HATCHET XTRA may be applied in the Spring according to the Crops, Timing and Rates listed in the following table.
Cereal crops undersown with grass may be treated if the grass has reached the tillering stage. Do not treat crops undersown with clover or other legumes.
B. Spring Application in Tank Mix with HBNs*
HATCHET XTRA can be tank mixed with HBNs for use in crops of winter and spring cereals in the Spring according to the Crops, Timing and Rates listed in the tables below.
Do not spray if frost is imminent. Application to winter oats should be delayed until risk of frost is over.
C. Autumn Application to Winter Wheat and Winter Barley
HATCHET XTRA may be applied in the Autumn to winter wheat and winter barley only according to the Crops, Timing and Rates listed in the table below. Weeds which germinate after spraying will not be controlled by an Autumn application of HATCHET XTRA.
For optimum results, weeds must be actively growing and the crop competitive. This is particularly important with cleavers.
Do not spray if frost is imminent
Ensure that all crop and timing restrictions required for HATCHET XTRA and the partner HBN product are adhered to (e.g. M09470 and M10005 are not recommended on durum wheat).
D. Volunteer potato control Winter Wheat and Winter Barley
Potato shoots from 10 cm to 40 cm in height can be controlled by application of 2.0 litres HATCHET XTRA in 300-400 litres of water per hectare when the crop is between the third node detectable and flag leaf ligule just visible growth stage (GS 33 to GS 39 inclusive).
HATCHET XTRA will not completely control top growth but will check the potato plants sufficiently to reduce their competitiveness. There will also be a useful reduction in viability of daughter tubers.
HATCHET XTRA will only control shoots emerged at the time of spraying and it is therefore best used later in its timing window.
HATCHET XTRA will only be effective if there is adequate foliage on actively growing potato shoots to absorb the herbicide and good coverage is obtained, hence the need for higher water volumes.
When HATCHET XTRA is used at the 2.0 litre/ha rate, the following extra warnings apply:
Avoid overlapping spray bouts
Do not tank mix HATCHET XTRA with any other product when used at the 2.0 L/ha rate.
Do not plant field beans, peas or other legumes in the same year as treatment, nor in the spring of the year following treatment.
Any straw from crops treated with HATCHET XTRA at 2.0 litres per hectare must only be used for animal bedding and not incorporated back into the soil. Manure from the animal bedding must only be returned to grassland or land to be cropped with cereals.
Shake the container before use. Place half the required amount of clean water in the spray tank and commence agitation. Add the required amount of HATCHET XTRA. Rinse all used containers thoroughly and add the washings to the spray tank. The use of sprayer mounted pressure rinsing equipment is advised. If not available, containers should be manually rinsed three times. Add the remaining water requirement and continue agitation. The spray mix must be used immediately, maintaining continuous agitation until spraying is completed. Do not allow the spray mixture to stand. Immediately after use wash sprayer and other equipment thoroughly with water and detergent. Traces of HATCHET XTRA in the spray tank could damage susceptible crops when the sprayer is used subsequently. Dispose of empty rinsed containers according to the MAFF/HSE Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Pesticides on Farms and Holdings.
Method of Application
Apply by means of a conventional hydraulic nozzle tractor-mounted or trailed sprayer (with or without air-assistance). Ensure that the sprayer is correctly calibrated to apply the recommended water volume and spray quality and the boom height and nozzles are adjusted to give even coverage of the target weeds.
In grassland, small areas may be treated by knapsack or other hand-operated sprayer. Spray individual weeds to the point just prior to run-off. Ensure that the sprayer is correctly calibrated to apply the recommended dose and water volume.
Use a volume of water within the recommended range of 150-400 L/ha that will give a good even cover of the weed foliage. See recommendations under Crop Specific Information. The minimum recommended pressure is 2 to 3 bar.
The lowest volume of water should only be used in very open crops on small weeds. On later applications where the crop is dense, the spray volume should be increased to 400 litres of water per hectare.
Apply as a MEDIUM spray (as defined by BCPC).
Following Crops and Residues from Treated Crops
Do not plant beans or other legumes in the same year as an application of HATCHET XTRA at the highest rate or total maximum dose applied of 2.0 litres per hectare. Do not plant peas or other legumes in the spring following an application of HATCHET XTRA at the highest rate or total maximum dose applied of 2.0 litres per hectare Any straw from crops treated with HATCHET XTRA at 2.0 litres per hectare must only be used for animal bedding and not incorporated back into the soil. Manure from the animal bedding must only be returned to grassland or land to be cropped with cereals
To broaden the range of weeds controlled, HATCHET XTRA can be tank mixed with a number of herbicides. If using tank mixes, unless directed otherwise the preferred order of addition of products to the tank is: water dispersible granules, wettable powders, suspension concentrates (flowables), emulsifiable concentrates, solution concentrates. Each product must be added to a half-full sprayer and be fully dispersed before the addition of the next product.
Tank mixes must only be applied within the label recommendations of every product in the mix
HATCHET XTRA is compatible with a wide range of products. The weed spectrum can be broadened by tank-mixing with a range of different herbicides. HATCHET XTRA is compatible with a number of HBN products. HBNs are products containing ioxynil and/or bromoxynil (refer to Compatibility section). HBN tank mix partners recommended are MAFF/MAPP 14511, 14696 and 14697, PCS 03117 and 03118 in Ireland. Use tank mix partners in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Ensure that all crop and timing restrictions required for HATCHET XTRA and the partner HBN product are adhered to (e.g. M09470 and M10005 are not recommended on durum wheat).
Contact Certis for compatibility information on specific tank mixes.
|Registered for cultures||Rate||BBCH|
|Winter wheat||2 l||1 - 45|
|Winter barley||2 l||1 - 45|
|Winter oats||1 l||1 - 31|
|Winter rye||1 l||1 - 31|
|Spring rye||1 l||1 - 31|
|Winter triticale||1 l||1 - 31|
|Spring triticale||1 l||1 - 31|
|Spring barley||0.75 l||1 - 39|
|Spring wheat||0.75 l||1 - 39|
|Spring oats||0.75 l||1 - 31|
|Corn||1 l||1 - 16|