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Flotilla


Product:

APVMA Code :67029

Active Constituent(s): 400g/L Fluroxypyr present as the methylheptyl ester
Registered For:

 

 Commercial use

 Domestic use

Overview:

For the control of a wide range of Broadleaf Weeds in Fallow, Lucerne, Maize, Millets, Pastures, Poppies, Sorghum, Sugar Cane, Sweetcorn and Winter Cereals.

Also for the control of Woody Weeds in Agricultural Non-Crop Areas, Commercial and Industrial Areas, Forests, Pastures and Rights-of-Way.

Chemical Group Pyridine

Documents:

 MSDS (309.7 KB)

 Label (1.2 MB)


GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

 

MIXING

 

Flotilla Herbicide may be mixed with water or diesel. Mix only sufficient chemical for each days use and avoid storing.

 

Mixing in Water: Half fill spray tank with water, add the required amount of product and complete filling. Agitate continuously to ensure thorough mixing before and during application.

 

Mixing in Diesel: Half fill spray tank with diesel, add the required amount of product. Add the remainder of the diesel and agitate or shake to mix contents.

 

Tank Mixtures: Wettable powder or dry flowable formulations (e.g. water dispersible granules) should be added to the spray tank first, followed by suspension concentrates (flowables), water soluble salts and then emulsifiable concentrate formulations (Flotilla Herbicide). Add spraying oils and surfactants last.

 

OILS AND SURFACTANTS

Oils: Use only Uptake Spraying Oil at the rate of 500ml/100L of spray mix. When using less than 100L/ha spray volume, ensure a minimum of 250mL/ha of Uptake is used, unless 1L/100L or 1L/ha is specified.

 

Surfactants (wetters): Use 100% concentrate non-ionic surfactant such as Wetter 1000 or BS 1000 at 100mL/100L of spray mix when required.

 

COMPATIBILITY

Flotilla Herbicide is compatible with the herbicides listed. Follow any regional restrictions, and all directions and restrictions on the label, of any chemical mixed with Flotilla Herbicide.

Atrazine (see below)

Sparta

Tordon 75-D

Metsulfuron methyl

MCPA

Pickout

Broadstrike

Foxtrot

Touchdown

Eclipse

Glyphosate

2,4-D

Diclofop-methyl

Glyphosate 450 (see below)

2,4-DB

Triclopyr 600

Castrate (see below)

 

Atrazine

  • Avoid using hard water wherever possible - Where hard water cannot be avoided, the addition of Calgon water-conditioning agent to the spray tank at 100g/100L water, before adding any herbicide may improve compatibility.
  • Agitation is very important when mixing Flotilla Herbicide and atrazine - Flotilla Herbicide plus atrazine tank mixes must be agitated vigorously and continuously during mixing and application. After mixing DO NOT allow to stand without agitation. Ensure that the time from mixing to the end of application is not more than 2 hours. If settling occurs re-suspension is difficult, even with vigorous agitation. Agitation using only the pumps bypass is usually inadequate, particularly with larger tanks (more than 2000L). Additional mechanical agitation will be necessary in large tanks, computer sprayers and mixing tanks.
  • When additional surfactant is required, add a 100% concentrate non-ionic surfactant at 100mL/100L spray mix. DO NOT use a spraying oil when tank mixing Flotilla Herbicide and atrazine.

Castrate

  • Always use Uptake Spraying Oil with Flotilla Herbicide + Castrate EC tank mixes at 500mL/100L of spray mix with a minimum of 250mL/ha.
  • DO NOT mix Flotilla Herbicide with Castrate if the grass weeds are not actively growing. Always use the maximum label rate of Castrate for the appropriate growth stage.
  • DO NOT use Flotilla Herbicide at more than 0.75L/ha in tank mixes with Castrate.

Glyphosate 450

  • When mixing Flotilla Herbicide with glyphosate 450 to control both grasses and broadleaf weeds, refer to the glyphosate 450 labels for use rates and adjuvants recommended for grasses.
  • DO NOT use glyphosate 450 at less than 1.2L/ha in tank mixes with Flotilla Herbicide, when barnyard grass, buttongrass, crowsfoot grass, native millet and liverseed grass are the target species.

 

APPLICATION METHODS AND WATER RATES

 

Broadcast Application in Cropping, Pasture and Fallow Situations

 

A. Ground Application (Boom)

  • Apply Flotilla Herbicide with an accurately calibrated boom sprayer, in at least 50L/ha water (100 - 400L/ha for sugar cane)
  • Flat fan nozzles are recommended using pressures in the range of 200 to 300 kPa.
  • Set the boom at a height to ensure a double overlap of the nozzle patterns.

B. Ground Directed Application (Dropper Nozzles)

  • To minimise crop effects, dropper nozzles should be used in sorghum when the crop is beyond the 8 leaf growth stage and in maize and Sweetcorn when the crop is beyond the 6 leaf stage.
  • Adjust the nozzles to direct the spray into the base of the crop and away from the leaves and the growing point. See manufacturers directions for setting up and calibration of dropper nozzles.

C. Aerial Application

  • Apply in minimum volume of at least 35L/ha water (60L/ha sugarcane)
  • Use equipment calibrated to produce droplets with an average diameter (Volume Mean Diameter; VMD) of 250 - 350 microns.
  • DO NOT apply when the temperature is above 30oC, when there is no wind or when the wind is blowing towards susceptible crops.
  • DO NOT use human flaggers unless they are protected by engineering controls such as enclosed cabs.

Woody Weed Situations

Weeds must be actively growing to attain optimum effect. Delay the treatment of regrowth following the bulldozing, slashing, burning, ploughing or a previous chemical treatment until it has at least 1 metre of new, vigorous growth.

 

A. High Volume Application

 

Hand Gun

  • Apply the recommended mix to obtain full coverage of leaves and stems using a number 6 - 8 tip at 700 to 1500 kPa. To obtain good coverage, a spray volume of 1500 - 4000L/ha (15 - 40L/100m2) is required per infested hectare.
  • Ensure thorough coverage to the point of run-off.

 

Knapsack

  • Knapsack sprayers may be used on small infestations where penetration and coverage of the canopy is easier to achieve. Use the same rate and spray techniques as for handgun application.

 

B. Low Volume, High Concentrate Application

 

Drench Gun or Gas-Powered Gun

  • Apply the recommended mixture uniformly across the foliage by applying 50mL shots to cover 4 - 5 m2of surface area of plant. This is approximately equivalent to 20 droplets per cm2 of the leaf surface. Use a marking agent as recommended by the equipment manufacturer to check spray coverage.

 

C. Basal Bark and Cut Stump Application

 

Basal Bark

  • DO NOT apply to wet stems as this can repel the diesel mixture.
  • Spray or paint the recommended mixture around the base of each stem from ground level to a height of at least 30cm from the ground, wetting the bark to the point of run-off.
  • Apply with a paint brush or pressure sprayed with an appropriate lance and solid cone nozzle. If using spray equipment use low pressures (not less than 200kPa) sufficient to form a cone of spray.
  • Old rough bark will require more spray than smooth or young thin bark.

 

D. Cut Stump

  • Apply the recommended mixture liberally to the freshly cut stump immediately after cutting.
  • Apply by spraying or painting the cut surface and sides of the stump.
  • Best results are obtained when the stems are cut less than 15cm above the ground.

 

CLEANING SPRAY EQUIPMENT

 

Rinse water should be discharged onto a designated disposal area or, if this is unavailable, onto wasteland away from desirable plants and watercourses.

 

Cleaning equipment after using water based sprays:

  • Rinsing: After using Flotilla Herbicide, empty the tank completely and drain the whole system. Thoroughly wash inside the spray unit using a pressure hose. Drain, and clean any filters in the tank, pump, lines, hoses and nozzles.
  • After cleaning the tank as above, quarter fill with clean water and circulate through the pump, lines and nozzles. Drain and repeat the rinsing procedure twice.
  • Decontamination (before spraying Cotton and other sensitive crops; see PROTECTION OF CROPS): Wash the tank and rinse the system as above. Then quarter fill the tank and add an alkali detergent (e.g. liquid Surf, OMO or Drive) at 500mL/100L of water or the powder equivalent at 500g/100L and circulate throughout the system for at least 15 minutes.
  • Drain the whole system. Remove filters and nozzles and clean them separately. Finally flush the system with clean water and allow to drain.

 

Cleaning equipment after using diesel based sprays:

  • On completion of spraying, use a degreaser such as Caltex Kwik-D-Grease to remove traces of diesel from the sprayer. Rinse tank and spray through nozzles to remove degreaser.
  • Then quarter fill the tank with clean water and add an alkali detergent (e.g. liquid Surf, OMO or Drive) at 50mL/10L of water or the powder equivalent at 50g/10L of water. Shake sprayer, to circulate the rinsing solution throughout the sprayer, then spray the solution through the nozzles. Rinse well with clean water to remove the detergent.
  • To clean brushes and containers, spray liberally with degreaser. Hose off with clean water and repeat using detergents as above.
  • DO NOT use this equipment for any other purpose.

 

RESISTANT WEEDS WARNING

 

Flotilla Herbicide is a member of the pyridine group of herbicides. The product has the disruptor of plant cell growth mode of action. For weed resistance management the product is a Group I Herbicide. Some naturally occurring weed biotypes resistant to the product 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 this product or other Group I Herbicides.

 

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

 

PROTECTION OF CROPS, NATIVE AND OTHER NON-TARGET PLANTS:

  • Susceptible plants include, but are not limited to clovers, cotton, fruit, hops, lupins, ornamentals, peas, pine tree, potaoes, navy beans, safflower, shade trees, soybeans, sunflower, tobacco, tomatoes, vegetables and vines.
  • Flotilla Herbicide can be damaging to susceptible crops during both growing and dormant periods.
  • Grasses are normally unaffected by Flotilla Herbicide and establish quickly after treatment. Transitory damage can occur on some species particularly those that spread by stolons such as Couch grass (Cynodon dactylon), Kikuyu grass and Carpet grass (Axonopus sp.)
  • DO NOT allow spray to drift onto susceptible crops, shade trees and Pinus spp.
  • DO NOT apply under weather conditions, or from spraying equipment, that may cause spray to drift onto susceptible plants/crops, cropping lands or pastures.

PROTECTION OF LIVESTOCK

  • DO NOT graze or cut treated crops for stock food except as specified under withholding periods. Poisonous plants may become more palatble after spraying.
  • DO NOT allow stock to re-enter paddocks containing treated poisonus plants until the plants have died down.

PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE, FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND ENVIRONMENT:

  • DO NOT contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with the chemical or used containers.
  • Alongside waterways, treat only noxious weeds and poisonous plants.

 

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

 

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

 

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 chemical 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 anydrumMUSTER 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 deliver empty packaging 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. Do not burn empty containers and product.

 

For REFILLABLE containers (110L, 1000L): Empty contents fully into application equipment. Close all valves and return to point of supply for refill or storage.

 

SMALL SPILL MANAGEMENT

Wear protective equipment (See SAFETY DIRECTIONS). Apply absorbent material such as earth, sand, clay granules or cat litter to the spill. Sweep up the spill for disposal when absorption is completed 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 as above the wash liquid for disposal.

 

SAFETY DIRECTIONS

 

Avoid contact with eyes and skin. When opening the container, preparing spray and using the prepared spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and a washable hat, elbow-length PVC gloves, a face shield or goggles. Wash hands after use. After each day's use, wash gloves, face shield or goggles and contaminated clothing.

 

Product details last updated on 22 May 2012

 

DISCLAIMER: This is not the FLOTILLA 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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