Tips For Use
- This product is very slow-acting, and control of existing growth will take 3-12 months, depending on weather conditions and the senescence of plant foliage.
- The actual length of satisfactory residual control will depend on soil type and rainfall until regeneration occurs from grass seed or surviving rhizomes.
- Tussock Herbicide is liable to leaching and movement in the soil under heavy rainfall or irrigation, and dry conditions favour its persistence in the soil.
- Avoid use in channels and drains where the roots of desirable plants may extend and in other situations where desirable plants grow close to the treated area.
- Control of grasses growing in shaded conditions may be reduced.
- Subterranean clover and other annual legumes may be damaged by this product if exposed to the spray or if they germinate before product residues have dissipated from the soil.
- Do not treat pasture land with this product more than once per year.
- Do not apply this product to steeply sloping sites when applying high rates recommended for perennial grass control.
- Do not allow spray drift onto susceptible crops and ornamentals.
- Do not spray near desirable trees.
- This product is highly soluble in water, and the required amount can be added directly to the spray tank while stirring or with the agitator running.
- When used in mixtures with dispersible powders, first make a slurry of the powder in a small quantity of water, add this to the half-filled spray tank with the agitator running, and then add the required quantity of product and continue filling until the spray tank is full.
- Good agitation must be maintained during the spraying operation.
- This product may be mixed with Glyphosate to improve knockdown of existing vegetation.
- Boom spray equipment should be carefully calibrated to deliver the required volume of spray and checked to see that the nozzles are delivering a uniform spray pattern.
- Graze to reduce cover of desirable species for spraying.
- Desirable pasture species such as phalaris, cocksfoot, ryegrass, red and white clovers, subterranean clovers and lucerne may be sown after at least 100mm of leaching rain has fallen. If drought conditions prevail, defer sowing until next season.
Protection Of Crops, Native And Other Non-Target Plants:
- 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.
Protection Of Wildlife, Fish, Crustaceans And Environment:
- Do not contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with the chemicals or used containers.
- Store in the closed original container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
- Do not store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight.
- Avoid contact with eyes and skin.
- Do not inhale spray mist.
- When preparing the spray, wear elbow-length PVC gloves and face shields or goggles.
- If the product is on the skin, immediately wash the area with soap and water.
- Always use in the open or a well-ventilated area.
- 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 face shields or goggles and contaminated clothing.
- If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or the Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126.
- If skin contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and wash the skin thoroughly.
- 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):
There are two withholding periods (WHPs), which apply one after the other for this chemical, and both must be observed.
The first, the grazing and cutting WHP, depends on the type of spraying used.
Stock that have been grazed in treated areas after the grazing and cutting WHP has passed must then be moved to untreated areas or fed on clean feed for at least 14 days before slaughter. The requirement for moving animals from treated to untreated areas or feeding them with clean feed for at least 14 days before animals are sent to slaughter applies permanently to treated areas, whether spot sprayed or sprayed in some other way.
Spot Spraying: Spot spray treatment is the direct hand spraying of individual plants in an area with no spraying of any surrounding areas. Do not graze or cut for stock feed, areas that have received spot treatment, for at least 14 days after spraying. Do not graze stock in treated areas for at least 14 days prior to slaughter or being milked for human consumption.
Blanket treatment (treatment other than spot-spraying): Do not graze treated areas or cut for stock feed for 4 months after application.
Do not graze stock in treated areas for at least 14 days prior to slaughter or being milked for human consumption.
Tea Tree Oil Plantations:
Lactating cows and goats must not be grazed in treated areas.