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Fluxia


Product:

APVMA Code :69816/61805

Active Constituent(s): 750g/kg Isoxaflutole
Registered For:

 

 Commercial use

 Domestic use

Overview:

 For the control and suppression of various broadleaf weeds in Sugarcane and Chickpeas

Documents:

 MSDS (309.7 KB)

 Label (1.2 MB)


GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

 

RESISTANT WEEDS WARNING

 

Fluxia Herbicide is a member of the isoxasole group of herbicides. Fluxia is a herbicide which inhibits 4-hydroxyphenyl-pyruvate dioxygenase (4-HPPD).  For weed resistance management Fluxia is a Group H Herbicide.  Some naturally occurring weed biotypes resistant to Fluxia and other Group H 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 Fluxia or other Group H Herbicides.  Since the occurrence of resistant weeds is difficult to detect prior to use, Cheminova Australia Pty Ltd accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Fluxia to control resistant weeds.

 

CROP SAFETY

Chickpeas

Application of Fluxia to chickpeas planted in sandy or gravely soils, or soils low in clay or organic matter may result in crop damage.  Heavy rains after the application of Fluxia may cause crop damage, particularly in sandy or gravely soils.  Application of Fluxia + Simazine in sandy or gravely soils may result in severe crop damage.

Varietal tolerance

Fluxia is not recommended for use with the chickpea variety Yorker.  Application of Fluxia post-sowing pre-emergence to crops of Yorker variety chickpeas can result in unacceptable crop damage and may result in yield loss.

Crop rotation recommendations

Fluxia may be applied to chickpea crops where the following crop will be chickpeas, or where the land will be left fallow.  The following re-cropping instructions apply to following crops other than chickpeas.

  • Prolonged dry periods or cold conditions may result in extended re-cropping intervals, even if rainfall exceeds the required amount (listed in the table below).  If in doubt, contact your local Cheminova Australia Pty Ltd representative.
  • Heavy rainfall after an extended dry period may result in the reactivation of Fluxia.  This can lead to transient bleaching orcrop stunting.
  • Use on soils with a pH   less than 7.0 has not been extensively tested, and may result in extended re-cropping intervals.
  • Cultivation is   recommended prior to re-cropping.
  • Minimum re-cropping intervals apply for all crops following Fluxia application.  For advice on crops not listed below,contact the manufacturer, Cheminova Australia Pty Ltd

 


 

CROP

MINIMUM RE-CROPPING   INTERVAL

MINIMUM RAINFALL   REQUIREMENT*

Wheat

10 weeks**

100mm

Barley

10 weeks**

100mm

Oats

10 weeks**

100mm

Canola

9 months

350mm

Faba Beans

9 months

250mm

Field Peas

9 months

250mm

Lentils

21 months

500mm

Clover

21 months

500mm

Lucerne

9 months

350mm

Medic

21 months

500mm

Maize

10 weeks**

100mm

Mung Beans

7 months

250mm

Sorghum

7 months

250mm

Soybeans

7 months

250mm

Sunflowers

7 months

250mm

Cotton

7 months

350mm

*Minimum   rainfall total from Fluxia use until planting of the subsequent crop.  DO   NOT include flood or furrow irrigation in the minimum rainfall requirement.

**If Fluxia   has been tank-mixed with Simazine, observe the re-cropping interval for   Simazine for wheat, barley, oats and maize.

 

Sugarcane

There are 3 key guidelines for maintaining crop safety when using Fluxia in sugarcane:

  1. DO NOT apply to soils with a      low binding potential, that is with a cation exchange capacity (C.E.C.)      below 4.5 meq/100g, or an organic carbon (O.C.) content of 1.0% or less      (unless C.E.C. is greater than 9.5 meq/100g).
  2. DO NOT apply to areas which      have poor drainage or poor root development.
  3. Add paraquat to Fluxia      to minimise foliar uptake when applying as a broadcast spray to plant      cane.

 

Fluxia is absorbed to organic matter and clay particles in the soil.  Soils with low organic carbon (O.C.) and cation exchange capacity (C.E.C.) have a reduced capacity to absorb the herbicide in the soil, which may result in the herbicide leaching past the weed root zone into the cane root zone.  Crop root uptake of Fluxia may result in phytotoxicity, which is evident as bleaching of leaves.  To minimise the risk of crop root uptake, Fluxia is not recommended for use on soil with a C.E.C. below 4.5 meq/100g, or an O.C. of 1.0% or less (unless C.E.C. is greater than 9.5 meq/100g).  These values should be determined through soil analysis prior to using Fluxia.  Refer to your local reseller or Cheminova Australia Pty Ltd representative to assist you with interpretation of your soil analysis results.

 

The use of Fluxia on newly limed soil could cause severe crop damage, please contact your local Cheminova Australia Pty Ltd representative for advice prior to use of Fluxia in this situation.

 

Fluxia has been field tested on all important commercial varieties of sugarcane (available up to September 2002) without any evidence of varietal tolerance variation.  If you are contemplating the use of Fluxia on experimental or minor varieties of sugarcane, small test areas should be treated to establish suitable tolerance before treating large areas.  For further information on varietal tolerance please contact your Cheminova Australia Pty Ltd representative.

 

MIXING

Partly fill the spray tank with water.  Start agitation.  Add the correct amount of Fluxia to the spray tank with the agitation system running.  When tank-mixing with paraquat ensure that Fluxia is added to the spray mixture first, followed by paraquat to ensure thorough mixing.  Continue agitation while topping up the tank with water and while spraying.  Use prepared spray mixture on day of preparation.  DO NOT allow spray mixture to stand overnight.

 

APPLICATION

Sugarcane

Apply in a minimum spray volume of 250L/ha.  For best results flat fan nozzles are recommended.  Select the lowest pressure (within the recommended nozzle operating range), to reduce drift.  Use a nozzle size that delivers a medium to coarse droplet at the selected operating pressure.

 

Fluxia can be applied to hot and dry soils, without the risk of breakdown by sunlight.  This ultraviolet stability removes the need for immediate soil incorporation of the product.  Fluxia is activated by rainfall or irrigation, which is required to carry the herbicide into the root zone of the germinating weeds. 

 

Weed escapes may occur after spraying Fluxia if weed germination occurs before the chemical is activated OR carried to the depth of the weed root zone.  Under prolonged dry conditions a greater quantity of rainfall or irrigation may be required for effective activation of the product.  Under these conditions, shoots of germinating weeds may intercept the Fluxia band and appear affected, but may not be controlled.  Weeds that do not turn completely white within days of emergence must be sprayed with an appropriate knockdown herbicide.  To avoid weed escapes, it is recommended to allow weeds to germinate, and then apply Fluxia in tank mixture with paraquat at an appropriate label rate to provide additional weed knockdown.

 

Soil movement from irrigation or cultivation may result in poor weed control from Fluxia.  DO NOT incorporate Fluxia by flood irrigation or with high-pressure water cannons if excessive soil movement is expected, particularly if the soil is in a loose, dry condition.  Best results are achieved where rainfall or low pressure overhead irrigation carries the herbicide downward in an even band to the depth of the weed root zone.

 

COMPATIBILITY

Sugarcane

Fluxia may be tank-mixed with paraquat formulations at the appropriate label rates for each product.  Fluxia may be tank-mixed with Diuron (900g/kg) at the rate recommended in the ‘Directions for Use’ table on this label.  Fluxia is also compatible with Atrazine (900g/kg) and Actril® DS (apply no more than 500 mL/ha in combination with Fluxia).

 

Chickpeas

Fluxia should not be tank-mixed with Trifluralin.

 

SPRAY EQUIPMENT CLEAN-UP

To avoid injury or exposure to non-target crops, thoroughly clean all mixing and spray equipment, including pumps, nozzles, lines and screens with a good quality tank cleaner immediately after using Fluxia.  Before disassembling nozzles, filters and other parts for cleaning, thoroughly wash down the exterior of the spray equipment with a pressure hose.  A more rigorous cleaning process is recommended, particularly before spraying very sensitive crops (e.g. Canola).

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 clean:  Empty the tank completely and drain the whole system.  Without entering it, thoroughly wash inside the tank using a pressure hose.  Alternatively, if the tank is fitted with in-tank rinse nozzles, activate these nozzles to thoroughly rinse the inside of the tank.  Drain the tank and clean any tank, pump, line and nozzle filters.

To decontaminate:  Quarter fill the tank and add a liquid alkali detergent at 500 mL/100L of water or a chlorine bleach (4% chlorine) at 300 mL/100L of water and circulate throughout the system for at least 15 minutes.  Drain the whole system.  Nozzles, screens, relief valves, dump lines, caps and taps at the end of the spray lines, tank lids, flow meters, lines to pressure gauges, external tank indicators, induction hoppers and transfer systems should be removed/pulled apart and cleaned separately.  Pay special attention to by-pass lines from pressure relief or dump valves to the main tank.  To remove traces of chlorine bleach, flush the system with clean water and allow to drain.

Rinse water should be discharged into a designated disposal area or if this is unavailable, onto unused land away from desirable plants and their roots, and water courses.

 

PRECAUTIONS

Re-entry period

DO NOT allow entry into treated areas for 12 hours after treatment.  When prior entry is necessary, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing) and chemical resistant gloves.  Clothing must be laundered after each day’s use.

 

PROTECTION OF CROPS, NATIVE AND OTHER NON-TARGET PLANTS

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

 

PROTECTION OF LIFESTOCK, FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND ENVIRONMENT

DO NOT contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with this product or the used containers, as this product may cause injury to non-target plants and vegetation, particularly aquatic plants and algae.

 

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

Store in the closed, original container in a dry, cool, well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight. 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 deliver empty packaging for appropriate disposal to an approved waste management facility.  If an approved waste management facility is not available, bury the empty packaging 500mm below the surface in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose clear of waterways, desirable vegetation and tree roots, in compliance with relevant Local, State or Territory government regulations.  Empty containers and product should not be burnt.

 

SAFETY DIRECTIONS

Will irritate the eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. If product in eyes, wash it out immediately with water.  When opening the container and preparing spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing), washable hat, elbow-length PVC gloves and face shield or goggles. When using the prepared spray wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing), washable hat and elbow-length PVC gloves. Wash hands after use. After each day’s use, wash gloves, face shield or goggles and contaminated clothing.

 

FIRST AID

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131126.

 

Product details last updated on 12 March 2014

 

DISCLAIMER: This is not the FLUXIA 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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