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Product:

APVMA Code :59808

Active Constituent(s): 430g/L tebuconazole
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 Commercial use

 Domestic use

Overview: For the control of leaf spot and leaf speckle on bananas; rust, leaf spot and net blotch of peanuts; foliar diseases on cereal crops; other diseases on beans, peas, onions, papaw, pyrethrum, and ryegrass and fescue seed crops.

Chemical Group triazole

Documents:

 MSDS (298.1 KB)

 Label (137.4 KB)


General Instructions

 

Resistance Management Recommendation - peanuts

Apply no more than 3 consecutive sprays of DMI fungicide ( TEBUCONAZOLE) before switching to a non-DMI fungicide. Apply no more than 5 DMI sprays per season.

 

Special warning - bananas

There are certain conditions when the surface of recently emerged fruit is particularly prone to marking damage from spray applications. In circumstances where application will be made to very rapidly growing fruit in hot conditions with strong direct light, it is recommended that all emerged bunches be bagged prior to spraying to minimise risk of fruit marking. Never include adjuvants other than water miscible oils with Cheminova Launch sprays. The inclusion of wetting agents is known to cause phototoxicity to young fruit.

 

Foliar Diseases on cereal crops

Do not apply to cereal crops more than once in a season (290 mL/ha rate) or more than twice per season (145 mL/ha rate). Treatment will give approximately three weeks disease suppression. Economic responses may not be gained by spraying crops past flowering stage. The effects of fungicide application will not be clearly seen for 7-10 days after application.

 

Spray timings for stripe rust control

Obtain advisory literature from Department of Agriculture for classification of resistant and susceptible varieties. The following spray program is suggested:

 

Seedling Infections: When approximately 20 out of 100 leaves show first signs of infection during tillering to jointing, apply a spray within one week.

 

Adult infections - susceptible varieties: When approximately 10 out of 100 leaves show first signs of infection, apply within one week. Do not delay.

 

Adult infections - moderately susceptible varieties: When approximately 15 to 20 leaves out of 100 leaves show first signs of infection, apply a spray within one week. Do not delay.

 

Adult infections - moderately resistant and resistant varieties: Monitor carefully. If rust appears and spreads, spray within one week.

 

Lettuce - To avoid crop damage: The sensitivity of some species and varieties of the crops to be treated has not been fully evaluated. It is advisable, therefore, to treat a small number of plants to ascertain their reaction before treating the whole crop.

 

Mixing

 

Prior to pouring, shake container vigorously, then add the required amount of Cheminova Launch to water in the spray vat while stirring or with agitators in motion. Add the required amount of Agridex (peanuts, beans, sugar cane) or water miscible oil (bananas) and mix thoroughly.

 

Application

 

Aircraft should fly as low as possible under the prevailing conditions to minimise drift.

 

Special Instructions for Grapevines

 

Dilute Spraying:

  • Use a sprayer designed to apply high volumes of water up to the point of runoff and matched to the crop being sprayed.
  • Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy. Apply sufficient water to cover the crop to point of run-off. Avoid excessive run-off.
  • The required water volume may be determined by applying different test volumes, using different settings on the sprayer, from industry guidelines or expert advice.
  • Add the amount of product specified in the Directions for Use table for each 100L of water. Spray to the point of run-off.
  • The required dilute spray volume will change and the sprayer set up and operation may also need to be changed, as the crop grows.

Concentrate spraying:

  • Use a sprayer designed and set up for concentrate spraying (that is a sprayer which applies water volumes less than those required to reach the point of run-off) and matched to the crop being sprayed
  • Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy using your chosen water volume.
  • Determine an appropriate dilute spray volume (see dilute spraying above) for the crop canopy. This is needed to calculate the concentrate mixing rate.

 

The mixing rate for concentrate spraying can then be calculated in the following way:

 

EXAMPLE ONLY:

 

i) Dilute spray volume as determined above: For example 1500L/ha

 

ii) Your chosen concentrate spray volume: For example 500L/ha

 

iii) The concentration factor in this example is: 3 x (ie 1500L / 500L = 3)

 

iv) If the dilute label rate is 10mL/100L, then the concentrate rate becomes 3 x 10, that is 30mL/100L of concentrate spray.

 

- The chosen spray volume, amount of product per 100L of water, and the sprayer set up and operation may need to be changed as the crop grows.

 

- For further information on concentrate spraying, users are advised to consult the relevant industry guidelines, undertake appropriate competency training and follow industry Best Practices.

 

Resistance Warning

 

Cheminova Launch Fungicide is a member of the DMI group of fungicides. For fungicide resistance management the product is a Group 3 fungicide. Some naturally occurring individual fungi resistant to the product and other Group 3 fungicides may exist though normal genetic variability in any fungal population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the fungal population if these fungicides are used repeatedly. These resisting fungi will not be controlled by this product and other Group 3 fungicides, thus resulting in a reduction in efficacy and possible yield loss. Since the occurrence of resistant fungi is difficult to detect prior to use, Cheminova accepts no liability for any loses that result from failure of this product to control resistant fungi.

 

Protection of wildlife, fish, crustaceans and environment

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

 

A spray drift minimisation strategy should be employed at all times. Spray drift may occur under adverse meteorological conditions or from certain spraying equipment. Do not allow spray drift onto sensitive areas including, but not limited to susceptible plants/crops, cropping land, pasture, natural streams, rivers, wetlands, waterways or human dwellings.

 

Safety Directions

Harmful if swallowed. Will irritate the eyes and skin. Avoid contact with the eyes and skin. When opening the container, preparing the spray and using the prepared spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and a washable hat and elbow-length PVC gloves.

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 and contaminated clothing.

 

Storage

Store in the closed, original container in a dry, cool, well ventilated area. Do not store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight.

 

Disposal

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 containers below 500mm 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 LAUNCH FUNGICIDE 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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