Pelican Delta

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A herbicide for post-emergence control of broad-leaved weeds in the Spring in Winter Wheat and Winter and Spring Barley.
A water-dispersible granule containing 60% w/w diflufenican and 6% w/w metsulfuron-methyl.

General Information
PELICAN DELTA is a highly active herbicide containing the active ingredients diflufenican and metsulfuron-methyl. It has contact and residual activity for post-emergence control of a wide range of broad-leaved weeds in the spring in winter wheat and winter and spring barley.

Avoid treating crops suffering from stress resulting from drought, waterlogging, low temperatures, pest and disease attack or micronutrient deficiency.
Do not apply to frosted crops. Sharp or severe frosts following application may cause crop scorch from which the crop will normally recover.
Do not apply to cereal crops undersown with grass, clover, other legumes or any other broad-leaved crop.
Do not harrow treated crops at any time after application; do not roll crops within 7 days before or after application of PELICAN DELTA.
Do not use on crops being grown for seed.
Take extreme care to avoid damage by drift onto broad-leaved plants outside the target area, or onto ponds, waterways or ditches. Thorough cleaning of the spraying equipment after use is also very important – see ‘Spray Tank Clean-out’, below.
Avoid overlapping spray swaths.
Do not apply Pelican Delta to any cereal crop in tank-mixture or sequence with a product containing any sulfonylurea or ALS-inhibiting herbicide except as detailed in ‘Sequential Treatments’ below.
In the event of crop failure, sow only wheat within 3 months of the application of PELICAN DELTA.

Soil Types and Weather Conditions
PELICAN DELTA can be applied to all soils except those containing more than 10% organic matter. The speed of activity of PELICAN DELTA is dependent upon temperature and can be less in cool weather. Weed control may also be reduced if the soil is very dry. For best results, soil should be moist at and after application. Seed beds should be fine and firm and should not contain clods greater than fist size.

Crops Treated and Time of Application
PELICAN DELTA can be applied to winter wheat and winter and spring barley from February 1st, provided the crop has at least 2 true leaves (3 true leaves for barley). Latest time of application is before GS 41 (flag leaf sheath extending). Best results will be obtained from applications to small, actively growing weeds in the spring

Rate of Application
Apply PELICAN DELTA at 100g of product per hectare.

Weed resistance
When herbicides with the same mode of action are used repeatedly over several years in the same field, selection of resistant biotypes can take place. These can propagate and may become dominating. A weed species is considered resistant to a herbicide if it survives correctly applied treatment at the recommended dose. Development of resistance within a weed species can be avoided or delayed by sequencing or tank-mixing with suitable products having a different mode of action. PELICAN DELTA contains both Metsulfuron-methyl, a sufonylurea which acts via ALS inhibition and diflufenican, a carotenoid biosynthesis inhibitor. Do not use ALS inhibitors as a sole means of broad-leaved weed control in successive years. Do not apply PELICAN DELTA in tank mix or sequence with any other herbicide containing an ALS-inhibitor except as detailed in ‘Sequential Treatments’ below. A strategy for preventing and managing resistance should be adopted. The Weed Resistance Action Groups have produced guidelines and copies are available from HGCA, CPA, your distributor, crop adviser or product manufacturer

Sequential Treatments
Pelican Delta may be applied as a sequential treatment with certain other ‘ALS_inhibiting’ herbicides. to improve the spectrum of activity, provided always that each product is applied within the label recommendations for its use.
Pelican Delta may be applied in sequence with the following herbicides: Boxer (PCS 02048) Cabadex (PCS 03749) Eagle (PCS 00573) Galaxy (PCS 02948) Lexus 50 DF (PCS 02000 Lexus Class (PCS 02258) Lexus Millenium (PCS 02237) Starane Gold (PCS 02074) Starane XL (PCS 02075)
Always follow requirements and restrictions on the labels of other products when making sequential applications.

Water Volume
Apply using a conventional hydraulic ground sprayer in 200 – 400 litres of water/ha. Use the higher water volume where the crop is dense to ensure adequate weed coverage. A spray pressure of at least 2 bar (30 psi) is advised.

Spray Quality
Apply PELICAN DELTA as a ‘medium’ spray (as defined by BCPC).

Mixing and Application
Half-fill the spray tank with clean water and begin agitation. Add the required quantity of SPECIMEN - 2013 to date PELICAN DELTA to the water. Rinse the empty container thoroughly with water and add the rinsings to the tank. Complete the filling and apply without delay. Maintain agitation while travelling and throughout the spraying operation. Good even coverage of the soil and weeds is essential. Wash out the sprayer thoroughly after use using the procedure detailed in ‘Spray Tank Clean-out’ below.

Following Crops
Only cereals, oilseed rape, field beans or grass may be sown in the same calendar year to succeed a cereal crop treated with PELICAN DELTA. Soil must be ploughed before drilling or sowing following crops. As a precaution, users who rent out their land to growers should not use diflufenican-containing products in successive years before renting out the land. In a crop failure situation, only re-drill with winter wheat or winter barley after ploughing. Other following crops must not be planted until at least 12 weeks have elapsed after the initial application of diflufenican.

Pelican Delta is incompatible with formulations of chlorpyrifos. Allow at least 14 days between applications of Pelican Delta and chlorpyrifos-containing products

Storage and Disposal

Spray tank clean-out
To avoid subsequent damage to crops other than cereals, thoroughly remove all traces of PELICAN DELTA from spraying equipment immediately after spraying, using the following procedure:
1. Immediately after spraying, drain tank completely. Wash any contamination off the outside of the sprayer with clean water.
2. Rinse inside of tank with clean water and flush at least one tenth of the spray tank volume through the boom and hoses. Drain tank completely.
3. Half-fill the tank with clean water and add the correct quantity of ALL CLEAR™ EXTRA. Agitate and then flush the boom and hoses with the solution. Top up completely with water and allow to stand for 15 minutes with agitation.
4. Again flush the boom and hoses and drain tank completely (if it is not possible to drain tank completely, repeat step 3 before going on).
5. Remove nozzles and filters and soak in a bucket containing 50ml ALL CLEAR™ EXTRA per 10 litres water.
6. Rinse tank again with clean water and flush at least one tenth of the tank volume through the boom and hoses. Drain tank completely.
7. For disposal of washings, follow the Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Pesticides on Farms and Holdings. Do not spray onto sensitive crops or land intended for planting with sensitive crops.

Registered for culturesRateBBCH
Winter wheat100 g1 - 41
Winter barley100 g1 - 41
Spring barley100 g1 - 41