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A suspo-emulsion formulation containing 100 g ae/litre fluroxypyr and 5 g/litre florasulam.

A post-emergence herbicide for use on all varieties of WINTER AND SPRING WHEAT, BARLEY, OATS, RYE AND TRITICALE and these crops UNDERSOWN WITH GRASS for the control of a range of BROAD-LEAVED WEEDS.

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

Other Specific Restrictions:
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. The total amount of florasulam applied to a cereal crop must not exceed 7.5 g.
Read the label before use. Using this product in a manner that is inconsistent with the label may be an offence. Follow the code of practice for using plant protection products.

SPITFIRE is mainly absorbed through the foliage of weeds. The ideal timing for application is when the weeds are small and actively growing.

Do not apply to crops containing or undersown with clover or other legume containing mixtures.
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.

SPITFIRE 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.

SPITFIRE can be used on all varieties of winter and spring wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale, and these crops undersown with grass.

SPITFIRE may be used on all soil types.

Winter wheat, winter barley
SPITFIRE should be applied from 3 leaves (GS 13) before flag leaf sheath opening (GS 47).

Spring wheat, spring barley
SPITFIRE should be applied from 3 leaves (GS 13) up to before flag leaf sheath extended stage (GS 39).

Winter oats, spring oats, winter rye, triticale
SPITFIRE should be applied from 3 leaves (GS 13) up to before second node detectable stage (before GS32). Undersown cereal crops SPITFIRE may be applied to winter and spring wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale crops undersown with grass. Application should be made when the grasses have at least 3 fully expanded leaves and when weeds are actively growing.

One application of SPITFIRE at 1.0 L/ha will control all susceptible emerged weeds. A split application may be applied up to a maximum total dose of 1.0 L/ha where weed germination takes place over an extended period. For autumn planted crops the maximum total dose of SPITFIRE applied must not exceed 0.75 L/ha for applications made between crop emergence in the year of planting and February 1st in the year of harvest.

SPITFIRE 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.

Apply SPITFIRE in 100 to 300 litres of water per hectare. The lower volume must only be used in open crops on small weeds.

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

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. Only one other product with an ALS-inhibitor mode of action may be applied to a cereal crop treated with SPITFIRE. However a further application of SPITFIRE or another product containing florasulam may also be made providing the maximum total dose of florasulam is not exceeded .

SPITFIRE must NOT be applied with any other product containing an ALS-inhibitor, for example amidosulfuron.

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

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

Apply SPITFIRE as a MEDIUM spray as defined by the BCPC system.

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.

To avoid subsequent injury to crops other than cereals, all spraying equipment must be thoroughly cleaned both inside and out, using All Clear Extra spray cleaner as follows:
1. Immediately after spraying, drain tank completely. Any contamination on the outside of the spraying equipment should be removed by washing with clean water.
2. Rinse inside of tank with clean water and flush through booms and hoses using at least one tenth of the spray tank volume. Drain tank completely.
3. Half fill tank with clean water and add All Clear Extra at the recommended rate. Agitate and then briefly flush the boom and hoses with the cleaning solution. Top up with water making sure the tank is completely full and allow to stand for 15 minutes with agitation. Flush the boom and hoses and drain tank completely.
4. Nozzles and filters should be removed and cleaned separately with All Clear Extra solution containing 50 ml of All Clear Extra per 10 litres of water.
5. Rinse the tank with clean water and flush through the boom and hoses using at least one tenth of the spray tank volume. Drain tank completely.
6. For disposal of washings, follow Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products. Do not spray onto sensitive crop or land intended for cropping with sensitive crop.
Note: If it is not possible to drain the tank completely, step 3 must be repeated before going onto step 4.

SPITFIRE, Boxer, Broadway, Galaxy and Starane are trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC.
All other brand names are trademarks of other manufacturers for which proprietary rights may exist.

All goods supplied by us are of high grade and we believe them to be suitable but, as we cannot exercise control over their storage, handling, mixing or use, or the weather conditions before, during or after application which may affect the performance of the goods, all conditions and warranties, statutory or otherwise, as to the quality or fitness for any purpose of our goods are excluded. No responsibility will be accepted by us or re-sellers for any failure in performance, damage or injury whatsoever arising from their storage, handling, application or use. These conditions cannot be varied by our staff or agents whether or not they supervise or assist in the use of such goods.

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Winter barley1 l13 - 47
Winter wheat1 l13 - 47
Spring barley1 l13 - 39
Spring wheat1 l13 - 39
Winter oats1 l13 - 32
Spring oats1 l13 - 32
Winter rye1 l13 - 32
Winter triticale1 l13 - 32
Spring triticale1 l11 - 32