Tips For Use
- Certain species/varieties may show different levels of crop safety.
- Do not use on Lucerne.
Pasture Safety – The following pasture species have been assessed for crop safety.
- Clover (Trifolium spp.):
- Arrowleaf clover, Balansa clover, Persian clover, Rose clover, Strawberry clover, Subterranean clover and White clover.
- Medic (Medicago spp.):
- Barrel medic, Snail medic, Spineless burr medic and Strand medic.
- Italian ryegrass, Perennial ryegrass, Cocksfoot, Tall fescue and Phalaris.
- Barley and Oats are sensitive.
- Transient stem shortening and crop discolouration may occur.
- Application prior to Z21 to Wheat, Barley or Oats is likely to cause biomass reduction.
- Chicory (Cichorium intybus):
- Balance, Choice, Commander, and Puna II
Adjuvants & Surfactants:
- Banjo Spray Adjuvant is recommended @ 0.5%.
- It improves the reliability of MCPB in adverse conditions by increasing uptake and enhancing accumulation at the site of action, and is also essential for Flumetsulam activity.
- Note – Nufarm has discontinued Banjo Spray Adjuvant. An equivalent adjuvant made from methyl & ethyl esters of free fatty acids from canola oil is Effectivoil Spray Adjuvant.
- To ensure even mixing, half-fill the spray tank with clean water and add the required amount of product.
- Add spray additive and agitate thoroughly, then add the remainder of the water.
- Agitate again before spraying commences.
- Do not tank mix with other herbicides.
Rainfast Period: 6-Hours
Preferred Water Volume:
- A minimum spray volume of 80 L/ha is advised for optimum results. Aerial application min 30L of water per hectare – using the higher volumes is preferred due to more reliable results.
Plant Back Period:
- The actives found in Thistrol Gold are broken down in the soil by microbial activity.
- Warm, moist soil conditions favour the highest microbial activity and quickest residue breakdown. The plant back period varies according to rate and crop.
Refer to the label for specific details.
- Do not apply to plants that may be stressed (not actively growing), including but not limited to prolonged periods of extreme temperature (less than 5°C or greater than 30°C), moisture stress (water-logged or drought-affected), poor nutrition, disease, insect damage or previous herbicide treatment (e.g. triazines or sulfonylureas) as reduced levels of weed control and/or increased crop injury may result.
- Do not apply if rain is likely within 6 hours or if heavy rains or storms are forecast within 48 hours.
- Do not irrigate (any method) for 6 hours or to the point of runoff for at least 48 hours after application.
- Refrain from slashing or mowing pastures within 7 days before or after spraying.
- Do not allow the stock to graze paddocks with poisonous plants until these plants have died down, as they can become more palatable after spraying. An increased quantity of poisonous plants may be eaten by stock using Spray/Graze, e.g. Caltrop, Capeweed, Paterson’s curse and Variegated thistle, and deaths could result from causes such as nitrate poisoning.
- Do not graze horses or pigs on Paterson’s curse.
- Do not use seeds from treated chicory to grow crops for human consumption.
- Do not apply by spraying equipment carried on the back of the user.
- Re-entry period – Do not allow entry into treated areas until the spray has dried.
Protection Of Crops, Native And Other Non-Target Plants:
- Refer to Minimum Re-Cropping Intervals for crop rotation information.
- Crops susceptible to Nufarm Thistrol Gold include but are not limited to canola, cotton, faba beans, lupins, sorghum and sunflowers.
- Dangerous to aquatic plants and susceptible crops.
- Do not contaminate dams, channels or drains with the product or used containers.
Protection Of Wildlife, Fish, Crustaceans And the Environment:
- Very toxic to aquatic life.
- Do not contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with the product or used containers.
- Store in the closed, original container in a dry, cool, well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.
- Protect from frost.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Refrain from storing near food.
- It will damage the eyes.
- Avoid contact with eyes.
- When opening the container and preparing the product, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist, elbow-length chemical-resistant gloves and face shields or goggles.
- When applying by boom spray equipment, wear cotton overalls (over normal clothing) buttoned to the neck and wrist and a washable hat.
- If the product or spray is in the eyes, wash it immediately with water. Wash hands after use.
- After each day’s use, wash gloves, face shields or goggles and contaminated clothing.
- If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or the Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126.
- For further information, refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
This information and product advice is not intended as advice or recommendations for any specific use or circumstance. You should seek specialist advice before using any product. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. Specialist Sales liability is limited.
Withholding Period Details: (WHP)
- Grazing/Stock Food Withholding Periods: Do not graze or cut for stock food or harvest for seed for 7 days after application.
- Livestock Destined For Export Market: The grazing withholding period only applies to stock slaughtered for the domestic market. Some export markets apply different standards. To meet these standards, ensure that in addition to complying with the grazing withholding period that the Export Slaughter Interval is observed before stocks are sold for export slaughter.
- Export Slaughter Interval (ESI) – 7 days: After observing the withholding period for grazing or cutting for stock food, livestock that has been grazed or fed treated crops should be placed on clean feed for 7 days before slaughter.
- Export Animal Feed Interval (EAFI) – 28 days: A minimum period of 28 days must elapse between applying Thistrol Gold Selective Herbicide and grazing or cutting the treated pasture as stock feed for livestock intended for export.