Day-One Herbicide (Paraquat Dichloride)
Paraquat is a systemic, non-selective contact herbicide that controls a wide range of annual grasses, and broadleaf weeds and it is also highly effective in the long-term control of perennial grasses. It is fast-acting and leaves no biologically active residues in the soil, thus permitting immediate planting or sowing after spraying is done. It also has the potential for total weed control in agriculture. Paraquat effectively controls broadleaf weeds and grasses in fruit orchards and ornamental trees and shrubs in agriculture and forestry.
Mode of Action
Paraquat is absorbed by plant foliage where it is translocation in the xylem, disrupting the process of photosynthesis.
- Paraquat dichloride 27.6% / Soluble Liquid (276g per litre)
Type of weed Used On
Broadleaf weeds, annual grasses, and sedges.
Farmers need Day-One Herbicide for the following reasons:
- It is a non-selective contact herbicide. This means that it kills all plants that it comes into contact with, regardless of species. This is useful for controlling a wide range of weeds, including annuals, perennials, broadleaf weeds, and grasses.
- It is fast-acting. Day-One Herbicide begins to kill plants within hours of application. This is important for farmers who need to quickly control weeds in order to protect their crops.
- It is effective in a variety of conditions. Day-One can be used in a variety of soil types and climates, making it a versatile tool for farmers.
- It is relatively inexpensive. Day-One is a relatively inexpensive herbicide, making it a cost-effective option for farmers.
Day-One Herbicide is a useful tool for farmers who need to control a wide range of weeds quickly and effectively. It is especially useful for farmers who are growing crops that are susceptible to weed competition, such as soybeans and cotton.
Here are some specific examples of how farmers use Day-One Herbicide:
- Pre-emergence weed control: Day-One Herbicide can be applied to the soil before crops emerge to kill weeds that are germinating. This can help to reduce weed competition and give crops a head start.
- Post-emergence weed control: Day-One Herbicide can also be applied to the foliage of weeds after they have emerged. This is useful for controlling weeds that have escaped pre-emergence herbicides or that have emerged after crops have emerged.
- Burndown herbicide: Day-One Herbicide can be used as a burndown herbicide to kill all vegetation in an area before planting crops. This is useful for preparing land for new crops or for controlling weeds in areas that will be used for non-crop purposes.
It is important to note that Day-One Herbicide is a toxic chemical and should be used with caution. Always follow the label directions carefully when using Day-One Herbicide.
Direction for Use and Application
- Apply as 160ml in 16 liters
- 200 – 300L of water per hectare.
- For aerial spraying, apply 50 liters of water per hectare.
- Half-fill the spray tank with water before adding the required amount of Paraquat
- Then completely fill the tank to the required capacity.
- Apply using a knapsack or boom sprayer
- Not to be sprayed in windy conditions
- Follow label instructions.
- Use the required personal protective equipment specified on the product label.
- Paraquat should be administered by professional applicators.
Crops: cotton, maize, Citrus fruits and sugarcane.
Benefits of Day-One Herbicide Paraquat Dichloride
- Highest levels of long-term weed control.
- Greater consistency in a wider range of weather conditions.
- Less packaging, handling, and waste than other herbicide formulations.
- Symptoms develop more quickly allowing cultivation intervals to be reduced.
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