Herbicide

Atramet Combi 500 SC

A residual herbicide for the control of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds in sugarcane

Atramet Combi

General Info

Atramet Combi 500 SC is a selective pre-and post-emergence herbicide for weed control in sugarcane. It controls annual grasses and broad-leaf weeds, and has scorching effect on existing weeds as well as residual effect.

 

Atramet Combi 500 SC controls such weeds as Amaranthus spp. (Pigweed), Bidens pilosa (Black Jack), Portulaca oleracea (Purslane), Eleusine spp. (Wild finger millet, Goose grass), Digitaria spp. (Couch grass, Crab grass), Panicum spp. (Vlei Panicum), Setaria spp. (Bristly foxtail), Brachiaria spp. (Signal grass), Echinochloa spp.  (Jungle rice, water grass, barnyard grass).

 

Application Advice

Preparation of Spray Mixture and Spraying Equipment

Fill the tank to half its capacity. In a separate container add a small amount of water to the required quantity of Atramet Combi 500 SC and mix well until a uniform mixture is obtained. With agitator running, pour this mixture through the filter into the tank, adding water up to the required amount. Do not stop the agitator. Do not allow spray mixture to stand. If the filled sprayer has stood idle for some time, it is necessary to agitate and ensure good mixing before starting to spray. Mix each spray batch freshly.

Atramet Combi 500 SC can be applied with suitably set up spraying equipment, continuous agitation is necessary. For broadcast or band application fan-type nozzles are preferable, with 50 mesh screens in nozzles and suction lines. All sprayers should be calibrated before use.

Directions for Use

  • Weed control can be started either at planting or ratooning, or once the crop has become established.
  • Apply as a basic treatment early post-emergence (2-4 leaf stage of weeds) on newly planted cane.
  • Can be applied pre- or post-emergence to sugarcane as an overall treatment.
  • Apply shortly before or after rain. To activate the herbicide, rain or irrigation is essential, therefore apply  during the rainy season or prior to irrigation. When spraying, avoid stops, slow-downs and leaks to ensure uniform application.
  • Do not apply more than twice as an inter-row treatment.
  • Do not spray once the field has closed in.

Safety

Pre-harvest interval is 60 days.

HAZARDS/PRECAUTIONS

Handling: Wear protective clothing, hand gloves, face-shield, and impermeable boots when preparing the spray mixture and when spraying. Avoid breathing the spray mist, contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not apply upwind and stay out of spray mist. Do not smoke, drink or eat while handling the product.

After Work: Change clothes and wash hands and face thoroughly with soap and water. Wash the spray equipment and any contaminated clothing carefully.

Disposal: Triple rinse, puncture or crush empty containers before disposal in a safe and authorized place, in accordance with National Regulations on chemical disposal. Do not re-use empty containers for any other purpose. Herbicide spray mixture or rinsate that cannot be used must be disposed where it cannot contaminate surface water and ditches.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: Harmful to fish - Do not contaminate ponds, waterways, ditches with chemical or used container. A 3m band width should be observed.

FIRST AID INSTRUCTIONS:

If Inhaled: Remove to fresh air. Keep quiet and warm. Assist breathing if necessary. Call a doctor.

If in eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for 15 minutes, holding eyelids open if necessary.

If on skin: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash affected areas with plenty of soap and water.

If swallowed: Wash out mouth with plenty of water. Get medical attention. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Always read the label carefully before use.