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2,4-D Ester 680


APVMA Code :62914

Active Constituent(s):

680g/L 2,4-D

(present as the 2-ethylhexyl ester)

Registered For:


 Commercial use

 Domestic use

Overview: A specially formulated low volatile herbicide for selective control of various weeds in crops, pastures and non-agricultural areas.

This is a PHENOXY HERBICIDE that can cause severe damage to susceptible crops such as cotton, grapes, tomatoes, oilseed crops and ornamentals.


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General Instructions


Before opening, carefully read Directions For Use, Precautionary Statements, Safety Directions and First Aid Instructions.




This product may be used in either high or low volume sprays. Just pour into water and stir.


Boom spray: Use 30-100 L water/ha.


Aerial spray: Use 10-90 L water/ha.


Note: Refer to the Department of Agriculture /Primary Industries in your State for the current restricted spraying areas.




USE ONLY when wind speed is more than 3 kilometers per hour or less than 15 km/h, as measured by an anemometer at the application site.


USE ONLY coarse to very coarse spray according to the ASAE S572 definition for standard nozzles.



  • Have you cleaned/decontaminated your boom sprayer?
  • Have you contacted your neighbour prior to spraying?
  • Is your sprayer set-up correctly for the particular application?
  • Check
  • boom calibration - at nozzle
  • nozzle choice - low drift/what spray quality - coarse to very coarse droplet?
  • boom height
  • speed of intended application
  • You must check, determine and record the weather conditions immediately prior to, and immediately after the spray application is made.
  • Record
  • Temperatures
  • Relative Humidity
  • Delta T
  • Wind speed (min 3km/hr, max 15km/hr)
  • Is there a temperature inversion?
  • Night Spraying - Extra care is required to ensure that inversion conditions are not present. Use smoke generator to determine wind direction and presence of inversion conditions.


Equipment Maintenance and Usage

Keep the spray unit for herbicides only if possible. Otherwise wash out the unit with hot soapy water followed by several clear water rinses. DO NOT use wooden spray vats as they cannot be cleaned. Hoses cannot be cleaned and new hoses should be fitted when the unit is to be used for any other purpose.



OSPRAY 2,4-D ESTER 680 Herbicide can be tank mixed with 2, 2-DPA, atrazine, dicamba, chlorsulfuron, diquat, glyphosate and paraquat.


Tank Mixtures

  • Fill the spray tank 1/4 full with water and agitate.
  • Add wettable powders and water dispersible granules first.
  • Agitate until these are uniformly dispersed, while adding water until the tank is 90% full.
  • Add suspension concentrates (flowables) then soluble concentrates.
  • Add emulsifiable concentrates last.
  • Top up the tank with water and continue agitation until all the ingredients are properly mixed.
  • Observe any mixing sequence instructions specifically stated on the tank mix products.


Resistance Warning


Ospray 2,4-D ESTER 680 Herbicide has the disruptor of plant cell growth mode of action. For weed resistance management Ospray 2,4-D ESTER 680 Herbicide is a Group I herbicide. Some naturally occurring weed biotypes resistant to Ospray 2,4-D ESTER 680 Herbicide and other Group I herbicides may exist through normal genetic variability in any weed population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the weed population if these herbicides are used repeatedly. These resistant weeds will not be controlled by Ospray 2,4-D ESTER 680 Herbicide or other Group I herbicides. Since the occurrence of resistant weeds is difficult to detect prior to use, Ospray Pty Ltd accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Ospray 2,4-D ESTER 680 Herbicide to control resistant weeds.


Protection of wildlife, fish, crustaceans and environment

DO NOT contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with the chemical or used containers.


Protection of crop, native and other non-target plants

DO NOT spray in high winds. DO NOT spray crops or weeds outside the stages indicated in 'Critical Comments' as damage, loss of yield or inadequate weed control may result.


Drift Warning:

DO NOT use unless wind speed is more than 3 kilometres per hour and less than 15 kilometres per hour as measured at the application site.


DO NOT apply with smaller than coarse to very coarse spray droplets according to the ASAE S572 definition for standard nozzles. Direct spray contact or even slight drift may cause severe injury or destruction of any growing crop or other desirable plants including trees and native vegetation.


DO NOT use when breeze is blowing towards nearby desirable plants.

DO NOT apply under meteorological conditions or from spraying equipment that may cause spray to drift onto nearby susceptible plants, adjacent crops, crop lands or pastures.


Equipment settings which produce fine droplets (150 microns or less), 'still air' and hot dry days all contribute to drift.


This is a phenoxy herbicide that can cause severe damage to susceptible crops such as cotton, tobacco, tomatoes, fl owers, vegetables, vines, fruit trees, legume crops and pastures, oil seed crops or other susceptible crops and trees (eg Kurrajongs, Belahs, Eucalypts).


Legume Tolerance: If clovers are present, care should be taken to ensure that they have reached the 3-4 leaf stage before spraying. Rates above 410mL of this product per hectare will destroy most clovers, whilst lucerne and medics are susceptible at any strength.


Safety Directions


Poisonous if swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. DO NOT inhale spray mist. When preparing spray wear PVC or rubber apron, elbow length PVC gloves and face shield. When using the prepared spray wear face shield. If product on skin, immediately wash area with soap and water. After use and before eating, drinking or smoking, wash hands, arms and face thoroughly with soap and water. After each day's use wash gloves, face shield and contaminated clothing.



Store in the closed, original container in a cool, well-ventilated area. DO NOT store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight.



20L, 100L Container - Triple or preferably pressure rinse containers before disposal. Add rinsings to spray tank. DO NOT dispose of undiluted chemicals on-site. If recycling, replace cap and return clean containers to recycler or designated collection point. If not recycling, break, crush or puncture and bury empty containers in a local authority landfill. If no landfill is available, bury the containers below 500 mm in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose clear of waterways, desirable vegetation and tree roots. Empty containers and product should not be burnt.


1000L Container - Empty contents fully into application equipment. Close all valves and return to point of supply or designated collection point for refill or storage.


110L Container - Refer to container label for Storage and Disposal.


Product details last updated on 25 Jun 2010


DISCLAIMER: This is not the 2,4-D ESTER 680 HERBICIDE label. To view or print the label for this product, click the "MSDS/Label" tab at the top of this page. Always follow label instructions.


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