Spitfire

Product information

Spitfire® helps combat a wide range of broad-leaved weeds in cereal crops, for use in both autumn and spring. Suitable for use throughout the season it protects against yield loss and prevents the build up of weed populations from GS13 right up to GS39 (GS45 in winter crops). Outstanding against cleavers, Spitfire also controls other key weeds, including volunteer beans, brassica weeds, groundsel and mayweeds.

Based on a unique combination of tried and trusted florasulam and fluroxypyr, Spitfire keeps on working whether it’s cool, warm or when diurnal temperatures are fluctuating. Spitfire also helps fight the threat of herbicide resistance thanks to its two proven ingredients – florasulam and fluroxypyr – with different mode of actions. 

    • Can be used in spring sown barley and wheat from GS13-39, in winter wheat and barley from GS13-45 and in winter and spring sown oats from GS13-31
    • Can be used in cereals under sown with grass
    • Rainfast 1 hour
    • Following crops
      • Sown in the year of treatment: Cereals, oilseed rape, field beans, vegetable brassicas as transplants, grass
      • Sown the calendar year following treatment: Cereals, oilseed rape, field beans, carrots, vegetable brassicas as transplants, grass, linseed, peas, sugar beet, potatoes, maize, clover (for use in grass/clover mixtures)
    • Use as part of a programme and follow WRAG guidelines
    • Dual actives help to manage weed resistance

Spitfire and Autumn Volunteer Beans

  • Proven autumn volunteer bean control
    • 0.5 L/ha + adjuvant – 4 true leaves (2 pairs)
    • 0.75 L/ha + adjuvant – 6 true leaves (3 pairs)
  • Fast speed of kill
  • Works in fluctuating temeratures

Tank Mixes

    • Can be mixed with CMPP or Dicamba product – broader spectrum of weed control, particularly in spring barley, spring wheat and spring oats
    • Only one other product with an ALS-inhibitor mode of action should be applied to a cereal crop treated with Spitfire
    • Spitfire can be sequenced with one other florasulam containing product provided users don’t exceed 7.5g ai/ha florasulam (3.75 g ai/ha before 1st Feb) and this will count as ONE ALS treatment
      • E.g. autumn or spring Unite (non-florasulam ALS-inhibitor) + Spitfire (fluroxypyr + florasulam) can be followed by Starane XL in the spring
    • Compatible with most commonly used fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators For more information on ALS-inhibitor sequences refer to Dow AgroSciences Topic Sheet 14

  Spring advice Spitfire