HASTEN is a blend of esterified vegetable oil and non-ionic surfactants that is suitable for use as a Spray Adjuvant with a range of agricultural chemicals including Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, Defoliants and Desiccants, particularly where oil based adjuvants are specified on the label.
Hasten improves spray results by: Increasing penetration through waxy cuticles; Increasing wetting and spreading of spray droplets; Reducing spray droplet evaporation rates
Prior to use, read all directions on this label and on the label of the agricultural chemical product being used. Any specific usage or restriction on the label of the agricultural chemical has precedence over directions for use referred to on this label.
Direction for Use
HASTEN may be used wherever an oil-based adjuvant is recommended on the label of the agricultural chemical, unless HASTEN or esterified seed-oil adjuvants are specifically excluded. The recommended use rate of HASTEN for all such applications is 500 ml/100 litres water or 0.5% of the spray volume.
Use HASTEN to improve coverage of protectant products and increase uptake of systemic compounds. Use with Acrobat MZ690 for improved control of downy mildew in onions, and with Zampro for improved control of late blight in potatoes.
HASTEN may be used with a variety of herbicides to improve the coverage of target weeds and increase the uptake of herbicide active ingredients. HASTEN is suitable for use where an oil based surfactant is required e.g. TwinAx, Puma S.
Use with Aramo for improved uptake and efficacy, especially on annual poa. Use with Spinnaker for improved uptake especially on weeds with waxy or more mature leaves. Use with Pulsar for improved coverage of bentazone and increased uptake of MCPB.
Always use HASTEN when mixing Sharpen with glyphosate.
HASTEN may be used with a variety of insecticides. Use with Ascend for improved coverage and efficacy in onions against thrips. nConsult your Field Advisor for more information on the use of HASTEN.
Mixing and Application
Follow the directions on the label of the agricultural chemical. Fill spray tank one-half full of water and add the required amount of the crop protection product while agitating. Add remainder of the water. Add the required amount of HASTEN last and continue agitating until completion of spraying.
HASTEN can provide enhanced performance when compared with mineral oil or vegetable oil based adjuvants. Under cold conditions (<10OC) HASTEN is preferred to other crop adjuvants when used with certain herbicides when recommended on their label.
Refer to the directions on the label of the agricultural chemical. Caution must be exercised when applying HASTEN with crop protection products on sensitive crops during periods when plants are subject to drought stress, high temperatures or high humidity. If in doubt about the appropriateness of using HASTEN, please test by application to a small area before using it on a full-scale basis.
In the event of a spillage absorb onto sand or chemical absorbent. Wash affected area with detergent and hot water. Absorb and collect washings and place in the same container as the spilled material. Dispose of by normal waste disposal methods, conforming to local authority codes.
When opening the container and using the prepared spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and a washable hat and elbow length PVC gloves and face shield.
General Safety and Hygiene Measures
Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Avoid inhaling vapour or spray mist. After use wash thoroughly with soap and water. After each days use wash contaminated clothing.
When applying HASTEN together with other chemical products note their precautions for use.
If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Give nothing by mouth. Take to hospital without delay. If on skin, remove contaminated clothing and wash affected areas of the skin with water, and soap if available. Do NOT scrub the skin. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If in eyes, hold eyelids open and flush with water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention without delay.
Keep out of reach of children. Store in the closed, original container, in a well-ventilated area, as cool as possible. Do NOT store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight. Avoid storage below 0C, as this product may become cloudy and thicken. Above 0C, it returns to its normal clear fluid state.