||For the control of certain insect pests in cotton, barley, wheat and other field crops, and in oranges, lemons, brassicas, potatoes, tomatoes and onions.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE
For ground or aircraft application with water: MATADOR ZEON mixes readily with hard or soft water. Add the required quantity of product to water whilst under agitation to ensure thorough mixing. Agitate while spraying. It is not advisable to allow the mixed solution to stand longer than 24 hours before use. In extremely alkaline water (pH 9) spray immediately after mixing.
For ULV (ultra low volume) application with oil: It is recommended that MATADOR ZEON is mixed with a mineral spraying oil. See Compatibility section for list of recommended mineral spraying oils. Add the required quantity of product to oil whilst under agitation to ensure thorough mixing. Agitate while spraying. It is not advisable to allow the mixed solution to stand longer than 24 hours before use.
Good coverage is essential to ensure adequate control. The product may be applied by ground rig or aircraft. Do not apply if rain is expected within 6 hours.
Acceptable "threshold" values for eggs and larval numbers may vary according to the stage of crop development and the pest management program undertaken. Alternative higher thresholds may be acceptable under certain circumstances.
Diluted with water: For ground rigs the volume of liquid applied should be 30-100 litres per ha. Aerial application should be under conditions normally suitable for water-based insecticides. Apply in at least 10-20 litres of water per ha.
Mixed with oil: Apply the recommended rate of Matador bulked with oil to total volume of 3 to 5L/ha for cotton, sorghum and sunflowers. The total volume for all other crops should be 1.5L/ha.
This product is a contact and residual insecticide. Best results will be obtained if 'Matador' is applied as a protective treatment at regular intervals. However, if spraying frequency is based on scouting, then for Helicoverpa spp. application at egg hatch will give optimum results.
Frequent and thorough checking of whole plants, terminals, squares, flowers, bolls or fruiting bodies as required, should be made over a random sample of plants, representative of the whole crop area.
Inspect crops after spraying to ensure a thorough kill has been obtained, however, note that maximum kill may not be achieved until 48 hours after treatment. then check at frequent intervals, not more than 2 days apart when insect pressure is heavy. Apply the recommended treatment as soon as a crop check indicates spraying is necessary.
This product when applied as a water based spray is compatible with the following products: 'Fusilade', 'Actellic' 900SF, 'Fortress', 'Pirimor', 'Spray-Seed', 'Touchdown', 'Gladiator', 'Gramoxone' and 'Shirquat'.
This product when used in an ultra low volume application is compatible with the following mineral spraying oils: 'DC Tron Cotton', 'DC Tron', 'Ulvapron', 'Trycol', 'Caltex Summer Spray Oil' and 'Omex'.
||For insecticide resistance management MATADOR with ZEON Technology Insecticide is a Group 3A insecticide.
Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to MATADOR ZEON and other Group 3A insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if MATADOR ZEON or other Group 3A insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of MATADOR ZEON on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Crop Care Australasia Pty Ltd accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of MATADOR ZEON to control resistant insects.
MATADOR ZEON may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information contact your local supplier, Crop Care Australasia Pty Ltd representative or local agricultural department agronomist.
Helicoverpa (Heliothis) armigera resistance in Northern New South Wales and Queensland: To help contain pyrethroid resistance in Helicoverpa armigera, the Summer Crop Insecticide Strategy as developed by AIRAC, Queensland Department of Primary Industries and the New South Wales Department of Agriculture and Fisheries should be adhered to. Failure to observe the strategy may result in widespread resistance affecting the future viability of summer cropping.
|Protection of wildlife, fish, crustaceans and environment
||Dangerous to fish and aquatic invertebrates.
DO NOT contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with 'Matador' or used container. Tail waters which flow from treated areas should be prevented from entering river systems.
In case of spillage on floor or paved surfaces, soak up with sand, earth or synthetic absorbent and dispose of waste according to the Australian Standards 2507, Storage and Handling of Pesticides.
A strategy to minimise spray drift should be employed at all times when aerially applying sprays near sensitive areas. Such a strategy is illustrated by the cotton industry's Best Management Practice Manual.
||Harmful if inhaled or swallowed. Will irritate the eyes and skin. Repeated exposure may cause allergic disorders. Facial skin contact may cause temporary facial numbness. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. When opening the container, preparing the spray and using the prepared spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and a washable hat, elbow-length PVC gloves and face shield. If product on skin, immediately wash area with soap and water. Wash hands after use. After each day's use, wash gloves, face-shield and contaminated clothing.
||Store in the closed, original container in a cool, well-ventilated area. DO NOT store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight.
||Triple or preferably pressure rinse empty containers before disposal. Add rinsings to spray tank. DO NOT dispose of undiluted chemicals on site. If recycling, replace cap and return clean containers to recycler or designated collection point. If not recycling, break, crush or puncture and bury empty containers in a local authority landfill. If no landfill is available, bury the containers below 500mm in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose clear of waterways desirable vegetation and tree roots. Empty containers and product should not be burnt.
Human flagging is not supported unless flaggers are protected by engineering control such as vehicles with cabs.
Do not allow entry into treated areas until the spray has dried. If prior entry is necessary wear cotton overalls and chemical resistant gloves.