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Banish grass weeds without having to add adjuvants

Published on 03/08/2023

Jive is a fully formulated, adjuvant ready, selective post emergence grass weed herbicide based on fenoxaprop-P ethyl (Group 1).
The in-built adjuvant system utilises
Arxada’s Oleo formulation technology, meaning no further tank mix adjuvants or oil are required.

Jive is registered for use over autumn
and spring sown barley, wheat, perennial ryegrass, pasture and turf, with extra weeds on the label.

Jive was developed by Arxada’s for
mulation and field science team, tested in-field to ensure it delivers robust grassweed control without compromising crop safety, and is manufactured at Arxada’s production facility in New Zealand.

“This new herbicide option gives
growers the adjuvant ready solution that doesn’t require the addition of other oils or surfactant; is safe over perennial ryegrass and pastures, and has more registered weeds on the label to achieve a broader spectrum of control,” says Arxada technical services and development manager Stephen McKennie.

Jive contains 70.5 g/litre fenoxaprop-
P-ethyl, plus cloquintocet-mexyl safener, in the adjuvant ready Oleo formulation.

Other products containing this active
state do not to mix with adjuvants on perennial ryegrass or pasture. Jive, however, with its in-built adjuvant system, has proven to be safe in this cropping situation.

Wild oat and lesser canary grass
(Phalaris minor) are significant weed challenges in cereals - they are well controlled using Jive.

Yellow bristle grass is also controlled
by Jive, with the additional grass weeds registered on the label and controlled by Jive being barnyard grass, rough bristle grass and summer grass.

Jive is taken up by green stems and
leaves and rapidly transported to the growing points in the shoots and roots, where it stops meristematic cell growth within one to two days, eliminating crop competition almost immediately.

This systemic movement is maxim
ised when weeds are growing actively. Tolerant crops, as registered, rapidly metabolise the herbicide into harmless compounds.

Jive is rapidly broken down by soil mi
crobes, so has no residual effect and no restrictions on crop rotations.

Getting the best out of Jive

The Jive use rate is 750 ml/ha, in 250
litres of water, and this is rain fast in one hour.

Do not add any further surfactant or
spraying oil.

Results are best under good growing
The best yield advantage will come
from controlling weeds early.

For wild oats and lesser canary grass,
apply from the third leaf stage. Wild oats can be controlled up to the first node stage in barley and wheat, and through to the end of tillering in perennial ryegrass, with lesser canary grass control in barley and wheat through to the end of tillering.

For summer grass, barnyard grass
and rough and yellow bristle grass, apply Jive to the seedling stage, before weeds have become reproductive.

For ryegrass turf, apply to established
turf during spring and summer when conditions are warm and weeds are actively growing.

For best results, apply to the weed
seedling stage before grass weeds have become reproductive.

Do not apply over seedling kikuyu or
paspalum turf, as complete plant loss may occur. In established kikuyu and paspalum the crop will be severely suppressed.

For more information contact your
rural retailer or agronomist.

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