Bladex 90 WGRegistration date unavailable
BASF - Herbicide

General Information
BLADEX 90 WG controls a wide range of weeds in lentil, lucerne, maize, sweet corn, onion and pea crops. It is a moderately residual, selective herbicide, which is primarily absorbed by the roots of weeds, but is also taken up by emerged shoots. BLADEX 90 WG works by inhibiting photosynthesis in susceptible weeds.

Weeds controlled

Cotyledon to 4 true leaf stage:
Annual poa, black nightshade, brassica species, calandrinia, cornbind, groundsel, shepherds purse, speedwell, spurrey, twin cress and willow weed.

Cotyledon to 2 true leaf stage only:
Amaranthus (redroot), fathen, fumitory and white clover. These species become partially or totally resistant with increased size. Wireweed is partially controlled by BLADEX 90 WG applied at the cotyledon to first true leaf stage only; the degree of control is variable but never complete.

Control of these weeds and others may be extended if BLADEX 90 WG is used in combination with other herbicides. Use the table below as a guide for crop specific applications and the wider range of weed control that can be achieved.

Weeds not controlled (or recover after showing symptoms)

Californian thistle, cleavers, couch (twitch), docks, field poppy, scarlet pimpernel, tares, wild oats, yarrow and most perennial weeds. Many grasses, particularly perennial grasses, are not controlled by BLADEX 90 WG and should these weeds be anticipated as a problem, a pre-plant application of a suitable herbicide is recommended.

Beware
Apply this product carefully. Spray drift may cause serious damage to other desirable plants.

Rainfall
Rainfall is required shortly after application to obtain residual control.

Surfactant
Do NOT add any surfactant unless specifically recommended.

Compatibility
BLADEX 90 WG is compatible with alachlor, atrazine, paraquat and MCPB. On onions it is compatible with Elliotril and Twin-Star, however BLADEX 90 WG should not be mixed with any other herbicide on onions unless a test area has been sprayed prior to large scale use to check for adverse results.

Mixing
Use sufficient agitation to ensure that the BLADEX 90 WG is completely dispersed and in uniform suspension in the spray tank prior to application or tank mixing with other formulations. Fill tank 1/4 full with water. Start and maintain consistent agitation through all mixing and spraying procedures. Make sure that the agitation system is working properly and creates a rippling or rolling action on the liquid surface. Slowly add BLADEX 90 WG to the spray tank. Fill the tank to 75% capacity with water. Filling and bypass lines should be kept below liquid surface at this stage. Increase tank agitation if necessary to maintain surface action. When desired, tank mix formulations should be added at this time. Complete filling tank, maintaining sufficient agitation at all times to ensure surface action. Tank mixture should always be applied immediately after preparation. If for any reason this is not possible, ensure that sufficient agitation has been provided to remix all products and check for complete resuspension prior to application. Empty tank as completely as possible before refilling to prevent build-up of emulsifiable concentrate residues when tank mixing these formulations. Always maintain agitation to avoid separation.

Application
Apply in 200-300 litres of water/ha as directed for individual crop uses. Avoid drift and overlapping. Sprayer clean-up: To avoid injury to subsequently sprayed sensitive crops, thoroughly flush the sprayer using Tank and Equipment Cleaner or All-Clear and then flush the sprayer with clean water.

Handling
This product must be under the personal control of an approved handler when used in a wide dispersive manner or by a commercial contractor.

Transport
Do NOT carry this product on a passenger service vehicle.

Spillage
Prevent further spillage and product from entering waterways. Wear overalls, gloves, footwear, dust mask and goggles. Sweep and shovel up spill and place in sealable container labelled for disposal. Avoid dust formation. Wash affected area with water and detergent. Absorb and collect washings and place in the same sealable container as the spilled material. Dispose of the waste safely in suitable landfill.

Personal Protection
When mixing and preparing spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist, a washable hat, suitable gloves, and safety goggles.

General Safety and Hygiene Measures
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Avoid inhalation of dust or spray mist. Do NOT eat, drink or smoke while using this product. Remove protective clothing and wash hands and exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water before meals and after work. Wash protective clothing immediately after use. Store work clothing separately.

Use
Apply with well-maintained and accurately calibrated equipment. Do NOT spray over, or allow drift over, surface water. Remove domestic animals from the operating area. Do NOT allow spray drift outside the target area to occur. Clean out application equipment thoroughly after use. Do NOT contaminate water when disposing of equipment wash waters.

Note
Storage, application and record keeping must be as described in the current version of the New Zealand Standard for the Management of Agrichemicals NZS8409.

First Aid
IF SWALLOWED: Do NOT induce vomiting. For advice contact the National Poisons Centre 0800 POISONS (0800 764 766) or a doctor immediately. Rinse mouth. IF ON SKIN OR HAIR: Remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water. Do NOT scrub the skin. If skin irritation occurs, get medical advice/attention. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists, get medical advice/attention. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell.

Restraints
Do NOT apply to very wet soils if rain is imminent or to soils prone to waterlogging.

Do NOT apply to crops or weeds under stress caused by factors such as root or foliar diseases, nutrient deficiencies, or extremes of temperature or moisture.

Storage
Store in original container, tightly closed, in a locked, dry, cool, well-ventilated place away from food and animal feeds. Stores containing 100 kg or more of this product require emergency response plans and are subject to signage. When stored appropriately this product should show no significant degradation for two years from the date of manufacture. Contact your supplier for further information about the use of any product that is older than this.

Disposal
Do NOT contaminate surface water with chemical or empty container. Container: Empty bag completely into the spray tank. Burn empty bag in a suitable incinerator if circumstances, especially wind direction, permit. Otherwise crush and bury in suitable landfill. Product: Dispose of this product only by using according to the label or at an approved landfill. Do NOT burn product.

Precautions
Toxic if swallowed. May cause mild skin irritation. May cause eye irritation. May cause reproductive/development damage from repeated oral exposure at high doses. May cause kidney damage from repeated oral exposure at high doses.

CropsBBCHRegistred normPreharvest Interval
Alfalfa, Lucerne0 - 01.1 - 1.7-
Corn, maize0 - 01.1 - 1.7-
Lentils0 - 01.7 - 2.2-
Onions0 - 0250 - 250-
Peas0 - 01.7 - 1.7-