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A suspension concentrate (SC) formulation containing 500 g/L of metobromuron. A pre-emergence herbicide for the control of annual broadleaved weeds and annual grasses in potatoes.

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.

PROMAN is a selective pre-emergence herbicide for the control of annual broad-leaved weeds and annual grasses in potatoes. The product is mainly absorbed by the roots and transported acropetally within the plant after uptake. PROMAN acts by inhibiting photosynthesis in susceptible weeds.
PROMAN may be applied on all varieties of potatoes.

Some transient crop discolouration may occur under certain climatic conditions where heavy rainfall follows application. This transient crop effect is rapidly outgrown and has no effect on crop yield. 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 the spray swaths

Metobromuron belongs to the chemical family of ureas and is classified as an inhibitor of photosynthesis. Spraying the same field repeatedly, with products containing active substances from the same chemical family, or having the same mode of action, can lead to the development of resistance.
To reduce the risk, it is recommended to alternate or to tank mix products containing active substances with complementary activity but from different chemical groups or having different modes of action, not only within one growing season but also throughout the crop rotation.
Strains of some annual grasses (e.g. black-grass, wild oats and Italian rye-grass) have developed resistance to herbicides which may lead to poor control. A strategy for preventing and managing such resistance should be adopted. Guidelines have been produced by the Weed Resistance Action Group and copies are available from HGCA, CPA, your distributor, crop advisor or product manufacturer.

PROMAN should be applied following the last ridging and before emergence of the crop and weeds.

Apply PROMAN at a dose rate of 3 to 4 litres product/ha (see weed susceptibility table for selection of correct dose). The higher dose rate should be used on heavy soils with a high clay content. Maximum number of treatments per crop: One.

Apply in 200 to 600 L of water per ha using a MEDIUM spray quality as defined by BCPC.

PROMAN is recommended for use on all soil types. Optimum efficacy is achieved when applied to moist soil. The efficacy of PROMAN may be reduced when applied on soils with a high organic matter content (>10%).

Before using PROMAN, ensure the spray equipment is clean.

Shake the container well before use.
1. Half fill the spray tank with water and commence agitation.
2. Add the required quantity of product to the spray tank and complete filling, maintaining agitation until spraying is completed.
3. On emptying the product 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. On preparation of spray solution, use as soon as practically possible.

Never prepare more spray solution than required.

Consult Belchim Crop Protection before tank mixing other adjuvants or other pesticides.

All application equipment and contaminated clothing should be thoroughly washed/rinsed with clean water three times. After each step of washing drain the sprayer, spray out completely. Ensure that all liquid is removed from the sprayer tank, pump and hoses. Remove nozzles, open tank and drain pump to allow free access of air to all parts of the system. Care should be taken not to rinse contaminated washings from application equipment into waste water channels. Contaminated cleaning liquids should be disposed of safely according to local regulations. Operators should read the sprayer manufacturer’s instructions before beginning to wash out sprayers.

Following normal harvest of a treated crop, Brassicas (oilseed rape, turnip, brassica vegetables) and sugar beet may be sown, providing the soil has been ploughed. No restrictions apply when other crops are sown.

In the event of crop failure for any reason, maize, beans, peas and carrots may be sown after ploughing. It is not recommended to sow Brassicas (oilseed rape, turnip, brassica vegetables) or sugar beet as a replacement crop after crop failure. Potatoes can be re-planted after minimal cultivation.

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