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APVMA Code :62191
Active Constituent(s):
900g/kgatrazine
Registered For
Commercial Use Domestic Use

Overview For the control of weeds and grasses in sorghum, maize, sugarcane, TT-Canola, Lucerne and fallow area maintenance.
Chemical Group triazine
General Instructions Before opening, carefully read Directions for Use, Precautionary Statements, Safety Directions and First Aid Instructions.
This product is a pre- and post-emergence herbicide, which will selectively control:
- Weeds and grasses in Canola (Triazine tolerant varieties only), Sorghum, Maize, Sweet Corn, Sugar Cane, Lupins, Broom Millet, Saccaline and Forage Sorghum.
- Mintweed in established Lucerne.
- Brome grass in Sirocco Phalaris, Demeter Fescue and Currie Cocksfoot grass seed crops.
- Provide control of weeds and grasses growing on a fallow in a conservation tillage system.
However, established perennial species, large annuals, and large broadleaf weeds are not satisfactorily controlled at the rates recommended. It acts mainly through root absorption; its effectiveness depends on the occurrence of control rainfall or irrigation to move it down into the weed zone. Duration and effectiveness of control depends on the amount of chemical applied, soil type, rainfall and particular weed species.
The maximum rate of atrazine application in all crops except plantation forestry is limited to an amount of product equivalent to 3kg a.i. atrazine/ha per year. DO NOT exceed this limit, especially when applying an atrazine herbicide postemergence, where an atrazine herbicide has been applied pre-emergence.
The maximum rate of application in plantation forestry is an amount of product equivalent to 4.5kg a.i. atrazine per year in sandy soils and those defined as highly erodible, and product equivalent to 8kg a.i. atrazine/ha per year in clay loam and heavier textured soils.

Mixing
Fill spray tank 60-80% full with clean water BEFORE adding TITAN ATRAZINE 900 WG Herbicide. Begin agitating vigorously and continue agitation during the entire mixing and spraying operation. Pour required amount of product steadily into the spray tank. Allow vigorous bypass agitation to completely disperse product. DO NOT dump product into spray tank all at once.
After adding required quantity of product and obtaining complete dispersion, continue to fill tank to desired level for spraying. Thorough agitation of the spray liquid should continue during the entire spraying operation.
Note: Spray solution should not be left standing in the tank overnight.
Mixing: DO NOT mix, load or apply within 20 m of any well, sink holes, intermittent or perennial stream or river.

Incorporation
This product acts mainly by root absorption. Its effectiveness depends on the occurrence of rainfall or irrigation to move it down into the weed root zone. Sufficient rain or irrigation to thoroughly wet the soil through the weed root zone should occur or be made immediately after application to provide appropriate weed control. Delay in activation of the product may result in some weed growth.
In flood or furrow irrigation situations complete and continued activation of the product may not occur due to a thin band of dry soil on the surface during or after irrigation. Mechanical incorporation after application, using light harrows to incorporate the product into the soil not more than 4cm deep is required to ensure the irrigation water activates the product.
Always apply the product to an even unridged seedbed.

Resistant Weeds Warning
TITAN Atrazine 900 WG Herbicide is a member of the triazines group of herbicides. TITAN Atrazine 900 WG Herbicide has the inhibitor of photosynthesis at photosystem II mode of action. For weed resistance management TITAN Atrazine 900 WG Herbicide is a Group C herbicide. Some naturally occurring weed biotypes resistant to TITAN Atrazine 900 WG Herbicide and other Group C herbicides may exist through normal genetic variability in any weed population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the weed population if these herbicides are used repeatedly. These resistant weeds will not be controlled by TITAN Atrazine 900 Herbicide WG or other Group C herbicides.
Since the occurrence of resistant weeds is difficult to detect prior to use, TITAN AG Pty Ltd accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of TITAN Atrazine 900 WG Herbicide to control resistant weeds.
Advice as to strategies and alternative treatments that can be used should be obtained from your local supplier, consultant, local Department of Agriculture or Primary Industries Department.

Integrated Weed Management Strategy for TT-Canola
The use of this product in TT-Canola is subject to an Integrated Weed Management Strategy for the use of triazine herbicides in TT-Canola. The Strategy encompasses:
- Integrated Weed Management;
- The specific management of crop plant volunteers and outcrossing to other plants; and
- Triazine herbicide residue management (agronomic and environment). Compliance with registered label directions and adoption of the principles outlined in the Strategy will assist with implementation of crop management practices that minimise the development of herbicide resistance in treated weeds; reduce the levels of triazine residues in the environment; and manage volunteer plants and outcrossing.
Copies of the Strategy are available from the Avcare website www.avcare.org.au
It is advised that consultation be undertaken with an appropriate agronomist, consultant or Department adviser prior to the use of Atrazine Flowable Herbicide on TT-Canola.
To minimise herbicide resistance:
- Avoid dry sowing in heavily weed infested paddocks. Wait for a weed germination after the opening rains in weedy paddocks. Use a pre-plant knockdown or cultivation. No weeds should be allowed to survive at this stage.
- Adapt the weed control program to the anticipated weed spectrum and pressure:
Broadleaf Weeds and Ryegrass: Use simazine or atrazine plus trifluralin preemergence.
A follow-up with a Group A herbicide (if ryegrass is susceptible) or atrazine may be necessary.
Broadleaf weeds only: Use Atrazine post-emergence
- DO NOT use atrazine 900g/kg or simazine 900g/kg if the area to be treated had a triazine herbicide applied to it last season.
- Watch for escapes, especially in paddocks with a long history of Group C herbicide use.
- DO NOT use Group C herbicides in consecutive years.
Resistant Weeds Reporting
Growers should collect plant or seed samples where weeds that are normally susceptible to atrazine may be resistant, get them tested and seek professional advice.
To avoid Triazine carry-over:
On acid soils (pH less than 6.5) - The maximum rate of atrazine 900g/kg or simazine 900g/kg or a combination of the two products to be applied to the crop during the growth season is 2.2kg/ha.
On alkaline soils (pH greater than 6.5) - The maximum rate of atrazine 900g/kg or simazine 900g/kg or a combination of the two products to be applied to the crop during the growth season is 1.1kg/ha.
Post-emergence use: It is recommended that atrazine 900g/kg only be used, and at rates of 1.1kg/ha or less, on both acid and alkaline soils.

Summer Crops
Heavy rains immediately following an application tend to result in excessive concentrations of herbicide in the seed furrow, thus encouraging possible crop injury. This is most likely to occur when a pre-plant or pre-emergent application is made using rates in excess of 2kg per hectare. To avoid the likelihood of herbicide injury follow time of application (a), (b) or (d) listed below.

Time of Application
(SORGHUM, MAIZE, BROOM MILLET, SACCALINE, SWEET CORN)
(a) Pre-Plant Application - followed by a post-emergence application Apply after establishment of the seed bed and up to two weeks prior to sowing. Application should preferably be made to moist soil and rain or irrigation should follow application. Mechanical incorporation may also assist. If using this technique on irrigated crops, then a post-emergence spray must be applied after the crop has emerged and developed 2-3 leaves.
(b) At Sowing Application - followed by post-emergence application Apply at or immediately after planting and before the crop and weeds emerge. Application should preferably be made to moist soil and rain or irrigation should follow application. Mechanical incorporation may also assist. If using this technique on irrigated crops, then a post-emergence spray must be applied after the crop has emerged and developed 2-3 leaves.
(c) At Sowing Application
Apply at or immediately after planting and before crop and weeds emerge. Application should preferably be made to moist soil and rain or irrigation should follow application. Mechanical incorporation may also assist.
(d) Post-emergence Application
Application must be made to seedling broadleaf weeds and grasses when they are not more than 1cm high. Normally the crop is then at the 2 to 3 leaf stage. For best results the soil should be moist and rain or irrigation should follow the application. Add a non-ionic surfactant for all post-emergent applications in sorghum, broom millet and Saccaline, and a crop oil at the recommended rate to the spray mixture for maize and sweet corn.

Application
Ground Application: Application can be made as an overall or band treatment. Minimum bandwidth should be 30cm. Apply 50 to 100 litres per hectare.
Aircraft application: With aircraft application the need for good soil moisture at the time of application and follow up rain or irrigation within 10 days is most critical. Apply 20 to 30 litres per hectare.
DO NOT use human flaggers when applying by aircraft, unless protected by engineering controls such as enclosed cabs.
TT-Canola:
DO NOT apply to TT-Canola by aircraft. Apply only with a low boom sprayer with a 60m buffer zone downwind of treated fields to natural or impounded lakes or dams, and a 20m buffer zone for any well, sink hole, intermittent or perennial stream. Apply only to areas where run-off is unlikely to occur or where run-off may be captured by farm earthworks.

Compatibility
This product is compatible with TITAN Paraquat 250 Herbicide and other residual herbicides such as Diuron. In sugarcane only addition of Sodium 2,4-D will assist in short term suppression of Nut Grass and other sedges.

Protection of Crops, Native and Other Non-target Plants
DO NOT spray foliage of desirable plants.
DO NOT apply high rates of application to heavier soils if roots of desirable shrubs or trees are near the surface.
DO NOT use in channels or drains.
DO NOT use near newly planted shrubs, young ornamentals and species with shallow roots, eg. Prunus species, or trees in sandy, porous soils.
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.
DO NOT apply or drain or flush equipment on or near desirable trees or other plants or on areas where their roots may extend or in locations where the chemical may be washed or moved into contact with their roots.
DO NOT plant crops other than those recommended on this label for at least 6 months following treatments of this product at rates up to 1.4kg/ha and 18 months following treatments of 1.4-3.3kg/ha.
DO NOT apply in excess of 3.3kg product/ha in any one year, except in forestry situations.

Protection of Wildlife, Fish, Crustaceans and Environment
DO NOT apply this product within 60m of natural or impounded lakes or dams.
DO NOT use in channels or drains.
DO NOT apply under weather conditions or from equipment which could be expected to cause drift of this product or spray, mix onto adjacent areas, particularly wetlands, waterbodies or watercourses.

Storage
Store in the closed, original container in a dry, cool, well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.

Disposal
Shake empty bag into spray tank, Single rinse plastic bags before disposal. Add rinsings to spray tank. DO NOT dispose of dispose of undiluted chemicals on site. Puncture or shred and bury empty containers in a local authority landfill. If no land is available, bury the containers below 500mm in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose clear of waterways, desirable vegetation and tree roots. Empty containers and product should not be burnt.

Safety Directions
Avoid contact with eyes and skin. DO NOT inhale dust or spray mist. When preparing spray and using the prepared spray wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing) and a washable hat and elbow length PVC gloves. If using a hand directed sprayer, wear, in addition, waterproof trousers and boots. After use and before eating, drinking or smoking, wash hands, arms and face. After each days use wash gloves.

First Aid
If poisoning occurs, ontact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 13 11 26.

Restraints
DO NOT use as a pre-emergent spray on light sandy soils.
DO NOT use on weeds over 4 cm tall.
DO NOT apply to waterlogged soil.
DO NOT apply if heavy rains or storms that are likely to cause surface run off are forecast within two days of application.
DO NOT irrigate to the point of run off for at least two days after application.
DO NOT use a pre-emergence application in Sorghum, Broom Millet or Saccaline during the wet season in the northern irrigation areas of Western Australia.
DO NOT apply product to any drainage line. Drainage lines show evidence of the action of periodically flowing water (for example gravel, pebble, rock or sand bed, scour hole or nick point) and/or an incised channel at least 30cm deep.
DO NOT handle, mix, apply or conduct testing operations in areas susceptible to run-off where drainage results in rapid entry into waterways, particularly where no specific and effective action has been taken to prevent run-off into waterways. These areas may include areas mounded perpendicular to the contour, roads, access tracks, snig tracks, and compacted log dumps.
TT canola: DO NOT use or apply this product post-emergence on raised beds or where furrows have been created in soil for the purposes of holding or channelling water.
SOIL MOISTURE: The product requires rainfall or irrigation to move it down through the soil into the weed root zone to make it effective. Sufficient rain or irrigation to thoroughly wet the soil through the weed zone should occur or be made within 10 days after spraying.

Precautions Re-entry period
DO NOT enter treated areas without protective clothing until spray has dried.


Product details last updated on 23 Aug 2012

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