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Agility

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Weed management in grain legumes is always an important consideration and Agility provides growers with cost-effective control of broadleaf weeds such as wild radish and wild turnip.

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Agility

  • APVMA Code :55502
  • Active Constituent(s):
    • 500g/Ldiflufenican ()

Overview

Weed management in grain legumes is always an important consideration and Agility provides growers with cost-effective control of broadleaf weeds such as wild radish and wild turnip. The presence of these weeds in legume crops creates many management problems such as:

  • reduced harvest-ability from dense weed foliage;
  • extra cost due to delayed harvesting operations;
  • increased delivery point dockages or grain rejection due to foliage and seed contamination;
  • reduced viability of seed retained for sowing due to contamination with green radish;
  • increased weed burdens for subsequent crops in the rotation

Agility provides growers with another option in a grain enterprise that currently has limited availability of herbicides.

Recommended Uses

Agility may be used for selective early post-emergent control and/or suppression of wild radish, wild turnip and certain other weeds in clover-based pastures, field peas, lentils, lupins and oilseed poppy (Tas. Only).

Refer to label for all instructions and directions for use.

Benefits

  • High quality, high potency diflufenican formulation with a high level of selectivity and crop safety;
  • Controls or suppresses many of the difficult broadleaf weeds in legume crops;
  • Provides control of emerged weeds as well as later germinating weeds (up to 8 weeks residual control);
  • Helps long-term sustainability of crop production;
  • Physically compatible with most currently registered grass herbicides

Mode of Action

Agility belongs to a group of herbicides called nicotinanalides.

Agility is absorbed by weed foliage and translocated upwards in the plant where it causes extensive whitening and bleaching of new growth (chlorosis). The chlorosis spreads with the aerial growth and the plants become necrotic and die back.

Chemical Group

  • nicotinanilide

General Instructions

Before opening, carefully read Directions for Use, Precautionary and Protection Statements, Storage and Disposal, Safety Directions and First Aid Instructions.

For use as an early post-emergence spray in cloverbased pastures, field peas, lentils, and lupins. Agility may also be used as a pre-emergence spray on lupins in NSW, Vic, SA and Tas.

Agility provides both contact and residual activity. Residual activity can be expected for up to 8 weeks after application under favourable growing conditions.

Agility is taken up by the shoots of germinating seeds and seedlings. Susceptible weeds germinate but show immediate chlorosis followed by a mauve-pink discolouration.

The chlorosis spreads with the aerial growth and the plants become necrotic and die back. After application, some transient crop discolouration may occur.

In lentils and lupins, this usually appears as yellow or white banding on the leaves, while in clover and field peas, white/pink colouration of the leaf veins and tips may occur. Some crop height reduction may also occur.

Provided the crop is not under stress from preemergent herbicide, disease, insect damage, nutrient deficiency, frost, extremes of pH, dry or excessively moist conditions, the development of the crop and all subsequent growth will not be affected.

Some pre-emergence herbicides, such as atrazine, can cause stress to certain crops resulting in an increase in crop damage when using this product. Field peas are particularly sensitive.

Mixing

Stir product or invert container several times before use as settling may occur after storage for some weeks. To ensure even mixing, half fill the spray tank with clean water and add the required amount of product. Agitate thoroughly then add the remainder of the water. Agitate thoroughly while carrying out spray operations. Reseal part-used container immediately after use.

Application

Ground

A minimum water rate of 50L/ha should be used, however, for optimum results water rates of 70 -100L/ha are recommended. Increase the water volume where weed infestation is heavy or the crop cover is dense. Complete coverage of weeds is essential. Higher water volumes (up to 100L/ha) will ensure improved activity of the product on the weeds but may increase the symptoms of crop damage.

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Subsequent Crop Tolerance

To reduce the effect on subsequent susceptible crops (e.g. canola) ensure thorough cultivation of soil prior to the sowing of these crops.

Compatibility

Agility is physically compatible with most currently registered grass herbicides as two-way tank mixtures.

Warning:

 For tank-mixtures with grass herbicides, use the recommended rates for both herbicides as well as the surfactant recommendations for the grass herbicide. Read the label for the grass herbicide before mixing and using the tank-mixtures.

DO NOT use crop oils with Agility or Agility/grass herbicide tank-mixtures. Applications to lupins and field peas under stressed conditions may cause significant damage to the crop. Tank mixtures with simazine should be applied post-emergence to lupin crops only.

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