- APVMA Code :58861
- Active Constituent(s):
- 500g/kgdimethomorph ()
ACROBAT is a locally systemic fungicide which gives control of various diseases including downy mildew in cucurbits, grapevines, lettuce, oilseed poppies and onions and blights in potatoes.
Recommended Uses For the control of various diseases of cucurbits, grapevines, lettuce, onions, oilseed poppies and potatoes, when mixed with mancozeb or BASF POLYRAMR DF Fungicide Spray, protectant fungicides, as per the DIRECTIONS FOR USE table.
Advantages Tank mix provides both protective and locally systemic activity and two different modes of action.
Reliable disease control and excellent resistance management tool.
Mode of Action
ACROBAT is a dimethomorph-based fungicide which inhibits fungal cell wall formation.
Cinnamic acid deriv.
General Instructions Mixing
Half fill the spray vat with water and commence agitation. Weigh out the required quantity of ACROBAT and add to spray tank with agitation running.
Add the correct amount of mancozeb, or POLYRAM as directed.
Add the remainder of the water with agitation running.
Add wetting agent, if required, when spray tank is full. Ensure thorough mixing and constant agitation to keep the product in suspension.
- Ensure thorough coverage of plants, especially the underside of leaves and young grape bunches.
- Do NOT apply by aircraft.
APPLICATION TO GRAPEVINES
- Dilute spraying
- Use a sprayer designed to apply high volumes of water up to the point of run-off and matched to the crop being sprayed.
- Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy. Apply sufficient water to cover the crop to the point of run-off. Avoid excessive run-off.
- The required water volume may be determined by applying different test volumes using different settings on the sprayer, from industry guidelines or expert advice.
- Add the amount of product specified in the Directions for Use table for each 100 L of water. Spray to the point of run-off.
- The required dilute spray volume will change and the sprayer set up and operation may also need to be changed as the crop grows.
- Concentrate spraying
- Use a sprayer designed and set up for concentrate spraying (that is a sprayer which applies water volumes less than those required to reach the point of run-off) and matched to the crop being sprayed.
- Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy using your chosen water volume.
- Determine an appropriate dilute spray volume (See Dilute Spraying above) for the crop canopy. This is needed to calculate the concentrate mixing rate.
- The mixing rate for concentrate spraying can then be calculated in the following way:
1. Dilute spray volume as determined above: For example 1500 L/ha
2. Your chosen concentrate spray volume: For example 500 L/ha
3. The concentration factor in this example is: 3 X (i.e. 1500 L ?0 L = 3)
4. If the dilute label rate is 36 g/100 L, then the concentrate rate becomes 3 x 36, that is 108 g/ 100 L of concentrate spray.
- The chosen spray volume, amount of product per 100 L of water, and the sprayer set up and operation may need to be changed as the crop grows.
- For further information on concentrate spraying, users are advised to consult relevant industry guidelines, undertake appropriate competency training and follow industry Best Practices.
- For concentrate application, use a spray volume of at least 250 litres per hectare. For dilute application, apply to runoff. See Dilute spraying above.
ACROBAT should always be mixed with mancozeb or POLYRAM.
Due to the range of mancozeb formulations available, compatibility has not been tested on all products. Users are advised to test the tank mix on a small area of the crop to be treated, prior to use.
ACROBAT can be tank-mixed with MVP Bio-encapsulated Insecticide, Dipel Forte, Lorsban EC, Kocide or DELAN Fungicide. Avoid mixing with strongly alkaline or acidic materials.
Precautions Re-entry Period
Do NOT allow entry into treated areas until the spray has dried. When prior entry is necessary, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and a washable hat and chemical resistant gloves. Clothing must be laundered after each day's use.
Export of treated fruit or wine:
Growers should note that Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) or import tolerances do not exist in all markets for fruit treated with ACROBAT Fungicide.
Additionally, some export markets have established MRLs different to those in Australia. If you are growing fruit for export (either fresh or as wine), please check with NUFARM Australia Ltd or the Australian Wine Research Institute
for the latest information on MRLs and import tolerances BEFORE using ACROBAT Fungicide.
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