This is a post emergence herbicide used to control phalaris minor weed on wheat.
PLANT PROTECTION EQUIPMENT: It can be applied through a Knapsack sprayer fitted with a flat fan nozzle. Preparation of spray solution:- (a) Mixing outside the knapsack:- It is recommended to first mix this herbicide with clean water in a large container of sufficient size such that the complete number of knapsack loads that are required for the spray is prepared at one time. Fill the container 1/3 or 1/2 full of clean water & add this herbicide. Gently stir until the product has dissolved then fill the knapsack sprayer directly with the mixed solution. It must be at the final concentration. Do not make a concentrate stock solution (slurry) that required further dilution in the knapsack sprayer later on. (b) Mixing directly into the knapsack sprayer:- Fill the knapsack tank 1/3 or 1/2 full of clean water and put the water-soluble bag of herbicide. Gently stir until the soluble bag and its contents are fully dissolved and then add the rest of the water to the tank. Mode of Uptake: This herbicide is taken up through the leaves of grassweeds. Active growth of susceptible grasses ceases within 48 hours after application. Symptoms are observed within one to three weeks depending on environmental conditions and species involved. Decay of nodes and growing points are visible with young leaves showing chlorosis followed by necrosis. Re-cropping flexibility: This herbicide quickly degrades in the soil and has little or no soil activity. There are no recropping restrictions. Manner and time of application: Apply as soon as the insect population begins to build but before the population reaches Economic Threshold Level (ETL). Purpose: for agricultural use Re-entry period: As soon as the spray dries up in the crops
1. Keep away from foodstuffs, empty foodstuff containers, and animals' food.
2. Avoid contact with mouth, eyes, and skin.
3. Avoid inhalation of the spray mist. Spray in the direction of the wind.
4 . Wash thoroughly the contaminated clothes and parts of the body after spraying.
5. Do not smoke, drink, eat or chew anything while spraying.
6. Wear full protective clothing while mixing and spraying.
Dyspnea, salivation, decreased activity, and eye and skin irritation may occur.
1 The package containing the herbicide should be stored in separate rooms or premises away from the rooms or premises used for storing other articles, particularly articles of or shall be kept in separate almirah under lock and key depending upon the quantity and nature of the herbicide.
2 The rooms or premises meant for storing the herbicide shall be well-built dry cool, well-lit and ventilated, and of sufficient dimensions.
FIRST AID: 1. If swallowed, induce vomiting by tickling the back of the throat. Repeat it until the vomitus is clear. Do not induce vomiting if the patient is unconscious. 2. If clothing and skin are contaminated, remove the clothes and wash the contaminated skin with copious amounts of soap and water. 3. If eyes are contaminated, flush with plenty of saline/clean water for about 10 to 15 minutes. 4. If inhaled, remove the patient to fresh air.
Antidote: No specific antidote is known. Treat symptomatically.