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Pelican 500 SC


APVMA Code :56819

Active Constituent(s): 500g/L diflufenican
Registered For:


 Commercial use

 Domestic use

Overview: For control of certain weeds in clover based Pasture, Field Peas, Lentils, Lupins and Oilseed Poppy.

Chemical Group nicotinanilide


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General Instructions


For use as an early post-emergence spray in clover-based pasture, field peas, lentils, and lupins. Pelican 500 SC may also be used as a pre-emergence spray on lupins in NSW, Vic, SA and Tas.


This product provides both contact and residual activity. Residual activity can be expected for up to 8 weeks after application under favourable growing conditions.


The shoots of germinating seeds and seedlings take up this product. Susceptible weeds germinate but show immediate chlorosis followed by a mauve-pink discolouration.


The chlorosis spreads with the aerial growth and the plants become necrotic and die back.


After application, some transient crop discolouration may occur. In lentils and lupins, this usually appears as yellow or white banding on the leaves, while in clover and field peas, white/pink colouration of the leaf veins and tips may occur. Some crop height reduction may also occur.


Provided the crop is not under stress from pre-emergent herbicide, disease, insect damage, nutrient defi ciency, frost, extremes of pH, dry or excessively moist conditions, the development of the crop and all subsequent growth will not be affected.


Some pre-emergence herbicides, such as atrazine, can cause stress to certain crops resulting in an increase in crop damage when using this product. Field peas are particularly sensitive.


The following varieties of subterranean clover have been tested for effects on seed yield: Seaton Park, Trikkala and Woogenellup. Some reduction in seed yield may occur with cv. Trikkala.


Subsequent Crop Tolerance: To reduce the effect on subsequent susceptible crops (eg. canola); ensure thorough cultivation of soil prior to the sowing of these crops.




Stir product or invert container several times before use as settling may occur after storage for some weeks. To ensure even mixing, half fill the spray tank with clean water and add the required amount of product. Agitate thoroughly then add the remainder of the water. Agitate thoroughly while carrying out spray operations. Reseal part-used container immediately after use.




Ground: A minimum water rate of 50 L/ha should be used, however, for optimum results water rates of 70-100 L/ha are recommended. Increase the water volume where weed infestation is heavy or the crop cover is dense. Complete coverage of weeds is essential. Higher water volumes (up to 100 L/ha) will ensure improved activity of the product on the weeds but may increase the symptoms of crop damage.


The following settings are examples that will ensure excellent coverage of exposed weeds:



Pelican 500 SC is physically compatible with most currently registered grass herbicides as two-way tank mixtures.


Warning: For tank-mixtures with grass herbicides, use the recommended rates for both herbicides as well as the surfactant recommendations of the grass herbicide. Read the label for the grass herbicide before mixing and using the tank mixtures. DO NOT use crop oils with Pelican 500 SC herbicide tank-mixtures. Applications to lupins and field peas under stressed conditions may cause significant damage to the crop. Tank mixes with simazine should be applied post-emergence to lupin crops only. Increased crop effects may be experienced with the tank mix. DO NOT apply tank-mixtures to clover. When tankmixing Pelican 500 SC and Leopard or Targa, use a surfactant only.


To minimize crop effects: apply Leopard a minimum of 5 days prior to Pelican 500 SC application or a minimum 10 days after Pelican 500 SC application (14-21 days if weeds or crop have been stressed). use a surfactant only. Mixtures of Pelican 500 SC and Verdict applied to lupins or field peas can cause damage that may result in yield losses. If tank mixing with a grass herbicide, observe the relevant directions on the grass herbicide label for application and timing of tank-mixtures.


As formulations of other manufacturers' products are beyond the control of Cheminova, all mixtures should be tested prior to mixing commercial quantities.




DO NOT apply if crop or weeds are wilted by dry or excessively moist conditions.


DO NOT apply to crops under stress due to pre-emergence herbicide, root disease, insect damage, nutrient deficiency, excessively moist or dry conditions or extremes of pH.


DO NOT apply to frost affected crops or if frosts are imminent.


DO NOT apply if heavy rain is expected within 4 hours.


Resistance Warning


Pelican 500 SC Herbicide is a member of the Nicotinanilide group of herbicides. Pelican 500 SC has the inhibition of carotenoid biosynthesis mode of action. For weed resistance management Pelican 500 SC is a Group F Herbicide. Some naturally occurring weed biotypes resistant to Pelican 500 SC and other Nicotinanilides 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 this product or other Nicotinanilide herbicides. 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 Pelican 500 SC to control resistant weeds.


Protection of wildlife, fish, crustaceans and environment

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


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.


Safety Directions


Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after use.



Keep out of reach of children. 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 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.


Product details last updated on 25 Jun 2010


DISCLAIMER: This is not the PELICAN 500 SC 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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