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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:

 

 EXTENSION OF FIELD OF USE: Tracer.

 

 

CROPS:

(Field crops of: Kale, spinach, spinach beet and Chive) Perennial herbs Agastache spp & Origanum heracleoticum spp lists, Annual herbs list {see below} lettuce/salad leaves/baby leaf {see list below}

(Protected & field crops of: Perennial herbs Agastache spp & Origanum heracleoticum spp lists, Annual herbs list {see below} lettuce/salad leaves/baby leaf {see list below} Spinach, spinach beet)

 

-Perennial herbs {Agastache spp: angelica, balm, bay, burnet (salad), catnip, chamomile,  clary sage, dragonhead, fennel, horehound, hyssop, land cress, lavandin, lavender, lemon verbena, lovage, marjoram, mint, nettle, oregano} Hereafter referred to as: [Agastache spp list]   

-Perennial herbs{ Origanum heracleoticum spp: plantain, rosemary, rue, sage, sorrel, spike lavender, St john’s Wort, tarragon, thyme, woodruff, yarrow} Hereafter referred to as [Origanum heracleoticum spp list]

-Annual herbs: {basil, Borage, caraway, chervil, coriander, curry plant, dill, fenugreek, feverfew, marigold, nasturtium, parsley, rocket (salad), savory, violet} Hereafter referred to as [Annual herb list]

-lettuces/salad leaves: {Butterhead types includes: oaks, Apollo, Lolla Rossa, Verde, Batavia, salanova, endive/frise, escarole, celery leaves, cress, lambs lettuce, chard, red mustard & radicchio}

Baby leaf production grown up to 8 true leaf stage: {baby leaf lettuce types & leafy brassicas}

 

This approval provides for the use of the product named below in respect of, crops and situations, extra to those covered on the product label. This extension of field of use is, at all times done at the user’s choosing and the commercial risk is entirely the growers.

The conditions below are statutory. They must be complied with when the extension of field of use occurs.  Failure to abide by the conditions of approval may constitute a breach of this extension of field of use approval.

 

Product name:                                                     Tracer.

 

 

Active Substance:                                                Spinosad

 

 

Content/Formulation                                         480g/L 

 

 

Authorisation Holder:                                         Dow Agro Sciences

 

 

Marketing Company:                                         Dow Agro Sciences

 

 

PCS No:                                                                  02649   

 

 

User type/Function:                                              Professional / insecticide 

  

 

Rates of application:

 

 

Target

Application

Maximum Number of Applications

Maximum rate per treatment.

Latest time of application

Pre Harvest Interval

Field:

Kale, Spinach, Spinach beet

Caterpillar

Pre-planting drench.

1 per crop

12ml product per 1000 plants

Pre planting 6th leaf stage.

-

Field:

Kale, Spinach, Spinach beet

Caterpillar

Field spray.

4 per crop

200ml/product/ha in a minimum of 400litres of water.

-

3 days.

Field & protected:

Perennial herbs Agastache spp & Origanum heracleoticum spp

Onion thrip

Silver-Y moth

Field spray.

3 per year.

200ml/product/ha in a minimum of 200litres of water.

-

3 days.

Field & protected:

Lettuce,

salad leaves,     baby leaf production annual herbs

Onion thrip

Silver-Y moth

Field spray.

3 per crop

200ml/product/ha in a minimum of 200litres of water.

-

3 days.

Field: Chive

Onion thrip

Silver-Y moth

Field spray

4

200ml/product/ha in a minimum of 200litres of water.

 

7 days.

 

Other specific restrictions:

(1)     This product must only be applied in accordance with the terms of this approval and in conjunction with the product label.

(2)     For kale, spinach & spinach beet: When an application is made before planting only two further application of spinosad may be made to the crop.

(3)     In protected situations the total number of applications of any spinosad containing product must not exceed 6 per glasshouse/protected structure in a 12 month period, regardless of the crop being grown.

(4)     Users must not allow direct spray from horizontal boom sprayers to fall within 5m of the top of the bank of any static or flowing waterbody or within 1m of a ditch which is dry at the time of application.

(5)     Spray from hand-held sprayers must not be allowed to fall within 1m of the top of the bank of a static or flowing waterbody. Spray must be aimed away from water.

(6)     Users must not allow direct spray from broadcast air-assisted sprayers to fall within 40m of the top of the bank of any static or flowing waterbody or within 5m of a ditch which is dry at the time of application

 

Operator Protection:                                            Refer to product label

 

Environmental protection:                  Refer to product label.

 

Adverse Effects: Approval holders must immediately submit any new information on the potentially dangerous effects of a product or residues of an active substance contained in a product, on human or animal health, ground water or the environment.

 

Advisory Information:  This approval relates to the use of “Tracer” as a horticultural insecticide for use on the crops, situations & timings listed above. Application to be made by conventional hydraulic including air assisted and hand held sprayers.

If repeat applications are necessary observe the following spray application intervals: Lettuces, herbs, baby leaf production 7 days.

Growers are advised to test a small area of crop prior to use. After application do not enter treated areas until the crop is completely dry.  

Total reliance on one pesticide will hasten the development of resistance. Spinosad has a different mode of action from other insecticides and is most effective when applied in planned programmes with other insecticides with different modes of action. Where possible, applications of ‘Tracer’ should be alternated with products having an alternative mode of action.

 

 If possible, include multiple tactics (e.g. cultural or biological controls) when using Integrated Pest Management Programmes.

 Before using ‘Tracer’, establish whether incoming plant material has previously been treated with ‘Tracer’ or any other product containing spinosad.

 Avoid use of the same active ingredient or mode of action on consecutive generations of insects. However multiple applications to reduce a single generation are acceptable. If uncertain of the generation cycle, no more than three consecutive applications should be used, nor should there be continuous use for more than 30 days. Do not use ‘Tracer’ or any other product containing Spinosad on consecutive generations for insects which show a high risk of resistance.

 

 Applications should be targeted against early insect developmental stages whenever possible. Do not use reduced doses whether applied alone or in tank mixtures.

Important Please Note: Prior to the use of this product, growers should take advise from their crop advisers particularly in relation to the use of this product within an integrated crop management system.

 
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