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APVMA Code :61179

Active Constituent(s):

520g/L haloxyfop

(present as the haloxyfop-P methyl ester)

Registered For:


 Commercial use

 Domestic use

Overview: For the post-emergent control of a wide range of annual and perennial grass weeds in grain legume and oilseed crops, lucerne, medic and clover pasture and seed crops, forestry, bananas, citrus, grapes, pineapples, pome and stone fruit, pyrethrum, tropical fruit and nut crops.

Chemical Group phenoxyaliphatic-AOP


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 Label (340.9 KB)

General Instructions




  • Add water to the spray tank to 10 cm above the level of agitation and ensure the agitation device is working vigorously. (There must be a minimum of 100 L of water in the tank before any pesticide is added.)
  • If tank mixing, firstly, add any soluble liquid formulations (e.g. Lontrel* Herbicide) and allow agitation for approximately one minute.
  • Then add Convict at the point where agitation is strongest. (Do not add Convict through a strainer or sieve). Allow further agitation for one minute.
  • Half fill the spray tank.
  • If using wettable powder or water dispersible granules, or other emulsifiable concentration formulations (e.g. Lorsban* 750WG or Le-Mat*, these should be added after the Convict to the half full spray tank ensuring vigorous agitation.
  • Finally add Uptake* Spraying Oil or approved alternate spraying oil/wetter. (See section on spraying oils/wetters) and continue filling the tank to the required volume maintaining agitation at all times.
  • Only mix sufficient solution for immediate use. Convict and any other tank mixes should be applied immediately for best results.


Spraying Oils/wetters


Spraying Oils: It is essential to add an adjuvant to Convict. Best results will be achieved with Uptake Spraying Oil at 0.5 L/100 L of spray solution. Alternatively, other oils plus a non-ionic wetter may also be used. When other crop spraying oils are used, mix at 1.0 L/100 L and add a non-ionic wetter (surfactant) at 200 mL/100 L of spray solution. Use of an oil is not always recommended. See Critical Comments for specific situation recommendations.


Non-ionic Wetters: When Uptake or other oils are not used, a 100% concentrate non-ionic wetting agent such as BS-1000* at 200 mL/100 L must be used along with the higher rate of Convict as specified in the Directions For Use.


Where water volumes of less than 50 L/ha are used, DO NOT use less than 250 mL/ha of Uptake or 500 mL/ha for oils other than Uptake or less than 100 mL/ha of wetter.



When tank mixing Convict Herbicide with Lontrel herbicides (canola only) or Broadstrike (lucerne, clover and medics), use Uptake Spraying Oil with the lower rates of Convict or a wetting agent with the higher rates of Convict unless otherwise specified. When mixing Convict with other broadleaf herbicides on these crops, DO NOT use an oil, use a wetter instead.



The oil recommended is Uptake Spraying Oil. Hasten is also recommended for use with tank-mixtures of Convict and Select Herbicide.

For canola, Convict + Lontrel 750SG + Uptake Spraying Oil are compatible and selective to canola. This tank-mixture is also compatible with atrazine or simazine and selective to triazine tolerant canola.



When mixing with Blazer or Basagran DO NOT add spraying oil to these mixtures. DO NOT use these tank-mixes on cowpea.




Ground use only:

Convict Herbicide can be tank mixed with:



Danadim Insecticide


Cyren 500 EC Insecticide

Lorsban 750WG Insecticide

All-Mitey 290SL Insecticide





Multitude Herbicide

Cheminova Clopyralid 300 Herbicide

Lontrel 750SG

MCPA ester (LVE) - DO NOT exceed 700 mL/ha of MCPA LVE

Cheminova Oryzalin 500 Herbicide

Diehard 240 Herbicide


Cheminova Fluroxypyr 200 Herbicide



Cheminova Mancozeb 750

Dithane Rainshield


Trace elements: magnesium sulphate zinc sulphate


Convict is NOT COMPATIBLE with 2,4-D or MCPA as sodium or amine salts.


Aerial use:

No product other than a recommended crop oil or wetter should be mixed with Convict when applied by air except for addition of Lontrel Forestry Herbicide for use in forestry and Lontrel 750SG for use in canola only.




Apply Convict in sufficient water to obtain good coverage. It should be applied by an accurately calibrated ground rig or aircraft delivering droplets with a VMD of 200-300 microns.


The following spray volumes are recommended.

  • Ground application 50-150 L/ha
  • Aerial application 30 L/ha minimum

Use higher water volumes in orchards and in dense crops where the weeds may be shielded by the crop canopy.


Cleaning Spray Equipment

If broadleaf herbicides, particularly sulfonylureas, have been used in the spray equipment at any time prior to Convict, particular care should be taken to follow the directions on the relevant broadleaf herbicide label for equipment cleaning, or damage to susceptible crops may occur.

After using Convict, empty the tank completely and drain the whole system. Thoroughly wash inside the tank using a pressure hose, drain the tank and clean any filters in the tank, pump, line and nozzles.


To rinse. After cleaning the tank as above, quarter fill the tank with clean water and circulate through the pump, lines, hoses and nozzles. Drain and repeat the rinsing procedure twice.


To decontaminate. Before spraying cereals, maize, sorghum or other sensitive crops, wash the tank and rinse the system as above. Then quarter fill the tank and add an alkali detergent (e.g. Surf*, Cold Water Surf Concentrate*, DynamoMatic Concentrate*, Omo* or Drive*) at 500 mL/100 L of water or the powder equivalent at 500 g/100 L of water, and circulate throughout the system for at least fifteen minutes. Drain the whole system. Remove filters and nozzles and clean them separately. Finally flush the system with clean water and allow to drain. Chlorine based cleaners are not recommended. Rinse water should be discharged onto a designated disposal area, or if this is unavailable, onto unused land away from desirable plants and water sources.




DO NOT apply to weeds which may be stressed (not actively growing) due to prolonged periods of extreme cold, moisture stress (waterlogged or drought affected), poor nutrition or previous herbicide treatment as reduced levels of control may result.


DO NOT spray if rain is likely to occur within one hour.




Warning Cheminova Convict Herbicide is a member of the aryloxyphenoxy propionate group of herbicides. The product has the acetyl CoA carboxylase inhibitor mode of action. For weed resistance management Convict Herbicide is a Group A herbicide.


Some naturally occurring weed biotypes resistant to the product and other inhibitors of acetyl CoA carboxylase 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 the product or other inhibitors of acetyl CoA carboxylase.


Since the occurrence of resistant weeds is difficult to detect prior to use, Cheminova accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of the product to control resistant weeds.


Strategies to minimise the risk of herbicide resistance are available. Contact your farm chemical supplier, consultant, local Department of Agriculture, or local Cheminova representative.


Protection of wildlife, fish, crustaceans and environment

Toxic to fish.


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


Protection of crop, native and other non-target plants

Convict Herbicide damages cereals and grasses.


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


Cereal crops or grasses planted within twelve weeks of application may be damaged by the residual effects of Convict Herbicide, particularly on light and red soils.


Safety Directions


Harmful if swallowed.


Will irritate the eyes and skin.


Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.


When preparing spray wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and a washable hat, elbow-length PVC gloves and face shield or goggles.


After each day's use, wash gloves, face shield or goggles and contaminated clothing.


Wash hands after use



Store in the closed, original container in a cool, well ventilated area.


DO NOT store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight.


DO NOT store near feedstuffs, fertilisers or seeds.



This container can be recycled if it is clean, dry, free of visible residues and has the drumMUSTER logo visible. Triple or preferably pressure rinse containers before disposal. Dispose of rinsate by adding it to the spray tank. DO NOT dispose of undiluted chemicals on site. Wash outside of the container and the cap. Store cleaned container in a sheltered place with cap removed. It will then be acceptable for recycling at any drumMUSTER collection point or similar container management program site. The cap should not be replaced but may be taken separately.


If not recycling, break, crush, or puncture and bury empty containers in a local authority landfill. If no landfill is available, bury the empty 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.


Refillable containers (110L): Empty contents fully into application equipment. Close all valves and return to point of supply for refill or storage.



Wear protective equipment (see SAFETY DIRECTIONS). Apply absorbent material such as earth, sand, cat litter or clay granules to the spill. When absorption is complete, sweep up material and contain in a refuse vessel for disposal (see STORAGE AND DISPOSAL section). If necessary wash the spill area with an alkali detergent and water and absorb this wash liquid for disposal as described above.


Product details last updated on 25 Jan 2010


DISCLAIMER: This is not the CONVICT 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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