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Last updated:
21.06.2021

Herbicide

Authorisation Number: 
Nr. L8067 Act / Wet No. 36 of / van 1947
Pack size: 
1 kg
Composition: 
Activity Group: 
Group B I Herbicide
Formulation: 
WD Water dispersible granule formulation

CASPER rapidly inhibits growth of susceptible weeds. However, visible symptoms of dying weeds may not be noticeable for 1 to 3 weeks after application, depending on growing conditions and weed susceptibility.

Country: 
South Africa

Casper Turf Herbicide is a clever combination of two active ingredients that together deliver more than either could in isolation. Prosulfuron is NEW to the turf industry and has been combined with the trusted herbicied dicamba to deliver highly effective control of many broad leaf weeds. 

Herbicide Treatment of Weeds on Turf RSAWhat CASPER offers you:

• A broad spectrum selective post emergence herbicide for turf that is highly effective in controlling broadleaf weeds
• A convenient water dispersible granular formulation with economical rates and in a convenient 1 kg container making it
  easy to handle and mix
• Complete weed solution for turf in combination with MONUMENT Turf Herbicide & compliment super
• Quick systemic action (xylem) with root, shoot and leaf uptake

Clover and Oxalis control        Fast, effective control of a range of common weeds

CASPER can be used on most warm and cool season turf species:
Refer to the registered label for full details.

DO not use on Buffalo Grass.
Do not apply CASPER to turf that is not well established.
Do not apply on golf putting greens.

 

Warm Season Turf Grasses Cool Season Turf Grasses
Bermuda, Kikuyu, Paspalum, Zoysia Bent Grass, Fescue, Perennial Ryegrass

CASPER delivers high levels of control with follow up applications only needed if significant seed germination
occurs after application.

Example: Convenient rate ranges (0.6 to 1.2 kg/ha) for different weeds ensures flexibility and economy.
Applications to control weeds should ideally be made when they are still actively growing and not towards the end
of the growing cycle when plants are alive but not actively growing.
Active weed growth = Systemic xylem and phloem movement essential for systemic herbicide action

CASPER as a post-emergent herbicide is taken up by leaves, shoots and roots of target weeds. Application targeted
towards delivering CASPER to thoroughly cover the leaves and shoots is best. Always apply with a non-ionic surfactant.
CASPER can be washed off the leaves and into the soil to promote root uptake for complete systemic action.

Add a non-ionic surfectant at 0,25-0,5% w/v ratio.

Apply in total volume of 400-800L/hg - using higher volume in heavy weed infestations or higher cut turf.

Target Weeds Name Common Name  Image Rate 
Solanum Nigrum Blackberry Nightshade Blackberry nightshade 600 to 800 g/ha
Hypochoeris Radicata Catsear Catsear 600 to 800 g/ha
Stellaria Media Chickweed  Chickweed 600 to 800 g/ha
Oxalis Comiculata Creeping Oxalis Creeping Oxalis 600 to 800 g/ha
Rumex Crispus Curled Dock Curled Dock 600 to 800 g/ha
Alternanthera Khaki Weed Khaki Weed 600 to 800 g/ha
Sonchus Oleraceus Milk Thistle Milk Thistle 600 to 800 g/ha
Soliva Sessilis Bindii Bindii 800 to 1 kg/ha
Medicago Polymorpha Burr Medic Burr Medic 800 to 1 kg/ha
Cotula Australis Cotula Cotula 800 to 1 kg/ha
Taraxacum Officinale Dandelion Dandelion 800 to 1 kg/ha
Dichondria Repens Wonderlawn Wonderlawn 600 to 800 g/ha
Conyza Bonariensis Fleabane Fleabane 800 to 1 kg/ha
Plantago Lanceolata Lambs Tongue Lambs Tongue 800 to 1 kg/ha
Trifolium Subterraneum Subterranean Clover Subterranean Clover 800 to 1 kg/ha
Polygonum Aviculare Wireweed Wireweed 800 to 1 kg/ha
Portulaca Oleracea Purslane Purselane 600 to 800 g/ha
Hydrocotyle Bonariensis Pennywort Pennywort 1000 to 1200 g/ha
Trifolium Repens White Clover  White Clover 1 - 1,2 kg/ha

Refer to the registered label for full details and instructions for use.
F = Foliar applied So = Soil applied Su = Surfactant required

Active Ingredient

CASPER contains 50 g/kg prosulfuron, a member of the sulfonylurea herbicides and 500 g/kg dicamba, a memberof the benzoic acid herbicides.

Group B  I Herbicide

 

Formulation and Packaging

1 kg pack size
Water dispersible granule formulation (WG) with minimal
odour and non-staining properties. CASPER mixes
completely with water and produces a homogenous easy
to apply suspension.

Observe the mixing instruction for CASPER with regards to
the addition of a non-ionic surfactant.

CASPER can be tank mixed with MONUMENT LIQUID.

 

Legal warning

Re-entry Period

  • 28 days

Precautionary Statements

  • Do not inhale the spray mist.
  • Avoid skin contact.
  • Wash with soap and water after use.
  • Wash contaminated clothing after use.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke while mixing or applying the product or before washing hands and face.
  • Avoid drift or spray onto other crops, grazing, rivers, dams and areas not under treatment.
  • Clean applicator after use. Ensure that all traces of CASPER are removed. (Read sprayer cleanup). Clean applicator with a household ammonia solution (1 %) before using with other herbicides. Allow solution to stand for several hours (preferably overnight).
  • Dispose of rinsate where it will not contaminate crops, grazing, rivers, dams and boreholes.
  • Prevent contamination of food, feed, drinking water and eating utensils.
  • Spray equipment should not be used for applying chemicals other than herbicides.
  • Destroy empty container and do not use it for any other purpose.

Tank mixing

CASPER is a water dispersible granular formulation, which mixes easily with water, provided the following mixing procedures are observed:

Use CASPER spray preparations within 24 hours as the effectiveness may be reduced due to product degradation.

Thoroughly agitate before re-using.

If CASPER is tank mixed with other herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, the CASPER must be well mixed and in suspension before the other compounds are added.

Tank mix preparation

Quarter to half fill the spray tank with water. Commence agitation. Add the appropriate amount of surfactant. Add the required quantity of CASPER directly to the tank without prior creaming. Continue agitation while topping up the tank with water and while spraying.

Mixing and spraying

CASPER may be applied with any medium or high volume sprayer properly calibrated and which is equipped with an efficient agitation mechanism and which is capable of adequate coverage and even distribution. Best results are obtained using flat fan-type spray nozzles and applying a minimum spray volume of 200 - 400 l water/ha.
There should be a follow up application 5-6 weeks later for best results.

Water volume

200 - 400 l water/ha.

Rainfastness

Rainfall occurring within 6 hours after a CASPER application may reduce weed control.

Tank mix stability

Stable

Type Title Description
To preserve the environment

Resistance Management

Close up sprayer

Resistance Management

For resistance management, CASPER belongs both to the group code B(2) and O herbicides. Any weed population may contain individuals naturally resistant to CASPER and other group code B(2) or group O herbicides. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the weed population if these herbicides are used repeatedly and exclusively in programs. These resistant weeds may not be controlled by CASPER or any other group code B(2) herbicides or group code O herbicides.

  • In an EMERGENCY, please call +27 (0) 82 446 8946

  • FEATURES

    • Double action herbicide ( two active ingredients )
    • Moves in both xylem & phloem

    BENEFITS

    • Provides a broader spectrum of weed control
    • Controls both annual & perennial weeds including tap rooted weeds