Filan is a new Group G fungicide for the control of Botrytis in grapevines. Filan is highly rainfast and ideal in IPM programs.
General Instructions Export of Treated Produce
Growers should note that suitable Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) or import tolerances may not exist in all export markets for grapes treated with FILAN Fungicide. Additionally, some export markets have established MRLs different to those in Australia.
If you are growing fruit for export (either fresh, dried or as wine) please check with your industry spray diary, peak industry body (such as the Australian Wine Research Institute www.awri.com.au) or Nufarm Australia Limited for the latest information on MRLs and import tolerances before using FILAN Fungicide.
Partly fill the spray tank with water and add the required amount of product while stirring. If required, add compatible products and agitate thoroughly.
Continue agitation as filling of the tank is completed.
Agitate again before spraying commences.
If tank mixing with other water dispersible granule (WG) or wettable powder (WP) formulations, ensure they are mixed in well before adding emulsifiable concentrate (EC) or suspension concentration (SC) products. WP formulations should be pre-mixed separately prior to adding to the spray tank.
Use a sprayer designed to apply high volumes of water up to the point of runoff 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.
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 runoff) 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 Sprayingabove) 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:
Dilute spray volume as determined above:
For example 1500 L/ha
Your chosen concentrate spray volume:
For example 500 L/ha
The concentration factor in this example is:
3 X (i.e. 1500 L / 500 L = 3)
As the dilute label rate is 120 mL/100 L, then the concentrate rate becomes 3 x 120, that is 360 mL/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 concentrate application, DO NOT use in equipment that requires greater than 600 g/100 L (5X concentration). DO NOT apply in volumes less than 250 L/ha.
For further information on concentrate spraying, users are advised to consult relevant industry guidelines, undertake appropriate competency training and follow industry Best Practices.
FILAN is compatible with a wide range of agricultural chemicals commonly applied to grapes during the periods specified for Botrytis control. For further information on compatibility please contact your local reseller or Nufarm representative.
Precautions Re-entry Period
DO NOT allow entry into treated areas until the spray has dried. If prior entry is necessary, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and the wrist (or equivalent clothing) and chemical-resistant gloves. Clothing must be laundered after each day's use.
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