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Kalif 480 EC

An early pre-plant, pre-emergence or early post-emergence herbicide for the control of grasses, sedges and broad leafed weeds in rice.


General Info

Kalif 480 EC is a early pre-plant, pre-emerence and early post- emergent herbicide used for control of annual grasses, sedges and broadleaved weeds in rice.


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Application Advice

Application Rates and Timing

Rice Cyperacea difformis, Echinochloa crushgalli, Digitaria ciliaris, Scirpus juncoided, Monochoria vaginalis

pre-emergence or early post- emergence

1L/Ha,160ml/20L. A minimum spray volume of 120L/Ha

Directions for Use

Transplanted rice after 4 weeks (2-4 leaf stage) water is drained and application of the herbicide is done. A 2-day interval is followed and the field is flooded again. On direct seeded rice a pre-emergence application is done on wet soil and flooding is done.

Soil incorporation applications

Shallow incorporation normally results in better weed control than deep incorporation. Incorporate to a depth of no more than 8cm. On dry soil incorporate within 8 hours of application. On wet soil icorporate immediately.


Kalif 480 EC is toxic to fish, other aquatic organisms. It is harmful to birds, animals and relatively toxic to bees but due to the mode of application as drip/trickle irrigation a hazard to bees is not to be expected. Do not contaminate ponds and waterways by direct application, cleaning of equipment, disposal of wastes and empty container. Keep livestock and wildlife out of treated areas. Do not drain the paddy water within 10 days after application.

To learn more safety precautions and first aid instructions concerning the application of Kalif 480 EC read the downloaded label.

Always read the label carefully before use.