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Pendimethalin 440 EC


Product:

APVMA code:  69172/60122 

Active Constituent(s):

440 g/L pendimethalin

solvent: 501 g/L liquid hydrocarbon 

Registered For:

 

 Commercial use

 Domestic use

Overview: For the control of wireweed, annual grasses (including ryegrass) and certain broadleaved weeds in the various crops. 
Documents:

  MSDS  (128 KB)

  Label  (420 KB) 


General Instructions

 

FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide is a selective herbicide for the control of most annual grasses and certain broadleaved weeds. FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide controls weeds by inhibiting seedling development; it will not control established weeds. For best results, seedbeds should be free of weeds, trash and clods at the time of application. Soils containing a high percentage of organic matter can result in poor control. It is recommended that application to soils containing a high percentage of organic matter (greater than 6%) be avoided.

Crop injury may result if cold, wet weather follows planting or if FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide is applied to a poorly prepared seedbed. With the return of favourable growing conditions (warm weather), the crop will usually recover and resume normal growth.

NOTE: FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide will stain (yellow) any objects it contacts. Keep all objects, etc. that are not to be stained well clear of the product and spray.

 

Restraints

 

Do NOT sow sensitive summer crops such as sorghum and millets within 12 months of application of FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide.

Do NOT apply to a poorly prepared seedbed.

Do NOT use FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide mixed with atrazine on heavy clay soils.

Do NOT apply FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide where waterlogging is likely to occur.

 

Mixing

 

Put half the required volume of water in spray tank and start agitation. When using FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide alone, add FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide to partially filled tank and then add the remainder of the water. Mix thoroughly.

When using FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide in tank mixes with products such as atrazine or diuron, mix these products as indicated on the relevant label and add the FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide last, then complete filling of the tank. Maintain good agitation at all times until spraying is completed. If the spray mixture is allowed to settle, thorough agitation is essential to re-suspend the mixture before spraying is resumed. Note that when tank mixing FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide with paraquat and glyphosate herbicides, the FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide should be thoroughly mixed in the spray tank first, before adding a paraquat or glyphosate product.

 

Application Method

 

Ground Application:

Use conventional sprayers with either mechanical or by-pass agitation. Flat fan nozzles should be used. Spray equipment should be correctly calibrated to ensure proper application. If applying FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide in tank mix combination with atrazine or diuron, nozzle screens must be no finer than 50 mesh. Apply the recommended quantity of FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide in 50-200 litres of water per hectare. Where pre-emergence surface treatment is used, the higher rates of water are recommended.

 

Aerial Application:

Pre-plant soybeans, cotton, sunflowers, peanuts, navy beans, cow peas, mung beans, pigeon peas and post-plant, post flushed combine sown rice only.

Apply the recommended quantity of FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide in 2560 litres of water per hectare. It is essential that the equipment is correctly calibrated and an even spray pattern is obtained. It is essential that markers be used and an accurate swath width is maintained. Do NOT apply if wind speed is greater than 16 km/hour. Always spray with a cross wind in accordance with recommended flying practice.

DO NOT apply FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide by aerial spraying in eucalypt forestry situations.

 

Incorporation:

(a) FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide works best if thoroughly mixed with soil either mechanically or by irrigation or rainfall. The aim of incorporation is to produce an even band of herbicide to intercept germinating weed seeds.

(b) Post-plant pre-emergence surface applications of FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide alone, or as a tank mixture, are most effective in controlling weeds when adequate rainfall occurs or irrigation is applied within 7 - 10 days after treatment to achieve incorporation. If no rain or irrigation is received within 7-10 days, light mechanical incorporation is required for optimum weed control, except when used on maize, carrots and rice.

(c) Maize is tolerant to FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide either alone or in mixtures with atrazine if the seed germinates below the chemically treated band. Maize, carrots and rice are NOT tolerant to FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide if it is in direct contact with the seed.

 

Cereal Seed Dressings

Some fungicidal seed dressings can shorten coleoptile length and this can affect emergence particularly if seed is sown too deep. When these cereal seed dressings are used in FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide treated areas it is very important to ensure there is good seed depth control and to sow just below (1cm) the chemically treated band. Consult your local Department of Agriculture Agronomist for further advice.

 

Weather Conditions at Planting

Crop injury may result if cold weather follows planting. With the return of favourable growing conditions (warm weather), crops usually recover and resume normal growth. In cereals, prolonged cold wet conditions during germination and emergence can result in wheat or barley coleoptiles remaining in the treated band for an extended period. This can reduce emergence.

 

Resistant Weeds Warning

 

FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide is a member of the dinitroaniline group of herbicides. FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide has the inhibition of tubulin formation mode of action. For weed resistance management, FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide is a Group D herbicide. Some naturally-occurring weed biotypes resistant to FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide and other Group D 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 FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide or other Group D herbicides.

Since the occurrence of resistant weeds is difficult to detect prior to use, FMC Crop Protection Pty. Ltd. accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide to control resistant weeds.

 

Compatibility

 

FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide is compatible with the following herbicides:

atrazine, diuron, simazine, prometryn, fluometuron , fluometuron plus prometryn, ametryn, paraquat, propanil, linuron, glyphosate and Ramrod SC. If tank mixing, observe the directions under mixing.

 

Following Crops

 

In the event of crop failure the soil should be cultivated to a minimum depth of 15cm to ensure any residues are evenly dispersed throughout the soil.

If a maize crop fails due to weather conditions or some other reason, maize can be replanted the same year without adverse effects but seeding depth must be below the retilled area.

 

The following crops may be sown after a minimum interval of 2 months after application of FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide:

Carrots, parsnips, parsley, celery, potatoes, peas, French beans, transplanted Brassica’s, transplanted lettuce, transplanted tomatoes, transplanted capsicums.

 

The following crops may be sown after a minimum interval of 5 months after application of FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide:

Turnips, lettuce, radish, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, leeks, Sweetcorn, pumpkins, squash, melons, cucumbers.

 

The following crops may be sown after a minimum interval of 12 months after application of FMC Pendimethalin 440 EC Herbicide:

Redbeet (beetroot), spinach, silverbeet, poppy.

 

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/adjacent crops, cropping lands or pastures.

 

 

Protection of Wildlife, Fish, Crustaceans and Environment

 

Dangerous to fish and other aquatic life. 

Do NOT contaminate dams, rivers, drains or streams with chemical or used containers.

 

Storage and Disposal

 

All pack sizes:

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

DO NOT store below 5°C. Extended storage below 5°C can result in the formation of crystals on the bottom of the container. If crystallisation does occur, store the container on its side at room temperature and rock occasionally until crystal re-dissolve.

 

5L, 10L, 20L, 200L ONLY

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.

 

For refillable containers (110L & 1000L only)

Empty contents fully into application equipment. Close all valves and return to point of supply for refill or storage.

 

Safety Directions

 

Harmful if swallowed. Will irritate the eyes, nose, and throat and skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. DO NOT inhale vapour. When preparing spray and using the prepared spray wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing), elbow length nitrile gloves and face shield or goggles. If product on skin, immediately wash area with soap and water. If product in eyes, wash it out immediately with water. Wash hands after use. After each day’s use, wash gloves and face shield (or goggles) and contaminated clothing. 

 

DISCLAIMER: This is not the PENDIMETHALIN 440 EC 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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