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Herbicide Tapir: instructions for use, mechanism of action and consumption rates

Herbicide Tapir: instructions for use, mechanism of action and consumption rates

The drug is intended for the destruction of a large list of dicotyledonous and cereal species in areas occupied by soybeans, lupins, peas, other fodder and legumes. A single use of Tapir herbicide is enough to forget about weeds until the end of the growing season. The chemical can be used both before and after sowing, it is compatible with bentazone, has many analogues.

Composition, purpose and release form of herbicide Tapir

Tapir herbicide is designed to control a large list of dicotyledonous and cereal species that clog crops of peas and other legumes.

The active substance is imazetapir at a concentration of 100 g/l (from the category of imidazolinones). The water-soluble concentrate produced by the Russian company Agro Expert Group is sold in 10-liter canisters.

Advantages over other means

Many farmers prefer to use Tapir because it has many advantages over other herbicides:

  • depressing effect on both grass weeds and dicotyledonous annuals;
  • destroys weeds after one treatment;
  • ensures the cleanliness of crops until the end of the growing season;
  • can be used both before and after sowing, as well as after the emergence of cultural seedlings;
  • does not contain volatile substances, therefore it has low toxicity and is economically consumed.

The principle of action of the drug against weeds

Once on the surface of the leaves, the active substance penetrates into the internal tissues, moves to the growth points. It inhibits protein synthesis, which disrupts the formation of cellular structures.

Tapir herbicide is effective against:

  • thistle;
  • oats;
  • ambrosia;
  • bristle;
  • leafflower;
  • bedstraw;
  • nightshade;
  • bash;
  • shiritsy;
  • wheatgrass;
  • wormwood;
  • cocklebur;
  • purse bag.

Response speed

When applied before sowing and emergence of crops, dicotyledonous weeds stop growing at the first true leaf stage, and grasses at the two true leaf stage.Growth inhibition is observed after a few days, and complete clearing of the area from weeds is noted after 3-5 weeks.

Inhibition is manifested by the death of growth points, slow development, yellowing and wilting of leaves.

How to prepare a working tool

The tank of the spraying device is filled with water to a third of the volume, the mixer is turned on. Pour in the required amount of concentrate. Add water to the edge of the tank with the agitator running.

The solution is periodically stirred during spraying.

Method, processing time, drug consumption

Treatment is carried out by spraying the soil. The method is chosen based on the period of the season and the specific crop:

  1. Before sowing, apply on the area intended for soybeans, close up shallowly, 4-5 cm.
  2. After sowing, but before the first shoots, the herbicide is used on the area occupied by peas and soybeans. The soil must be free of organic matter. In the dry period close up to a depth of 2 cm.
  3. After the emergence of cultural shoots, Tapir is used on a site occupied by soybeans and peas. When processing during this period, the effect of the chemical is most effective. It is permissible to process until the 3rd triple leaf appears in soybeans and the 6th leaf in peas. Dicot weeds should have no more than 4 leaves, and grasses - 2 or 3.

Half-life of herbicide in soil is 3 months. This means that the protective effect is maintained throughout the growing season.

The instructions for use indicate that the treatment is carried out once a season. Fluid consumption - 200-300 liters per hectare.

The table shows the consumption rates of the drug Tapir, taking into account the cultivated crop.

WeedsWaiting time (frequency of spraying)Mechanized work permission period0.5-0.8soybeancereal annuals and perennials, dicotyledonous annuals 60(1)30.5-0.7
Application norms, l/haCultural view
peascereal annuals and perennials, dicot annuals27(1)3

When organizing crop rotation, it should be taken into account that dry weather, low air temperature, high humidity and acidity of the soil, insufficient pre-sowing treatment prolong the activity of the Tapir herbicide.

After chemical treatment can be sown:

  • winter wheat - after 4 months;
  • barley, rye, oats, spring wheat, corn - in a year;
  • sunflower - after 18 months;
  • any culture - after 2 years.

In the same season, after herbicide treatment, it is permissible to sow only peas and other legumes.

Toxicity and safety measures

Herbicide Tapir is included in the 3rd class of danger to the human body and bees - a low-hazard substance.

When working with the chemical, use standard protective equipment: a respirator, goggles, rubber gloves, closed clothing.

Herbicide compatibility

Tapir can be mixed in a tank with any herbicide based on bentazone to increase effectiveness.

It is unacceptable to make mixtures with anticereal chemicals Target, Legion and others.

Terms and conditions of storage

Tapir herbicide is stored in a canister in a warehouse at a temperature of 0 to +30 °C. Shelf life - 2 years.


Tapir has many analogues of the active substance. Of the most popular drugs, water-soluble concentrates should be mentioned:

  • Sapphire;
  • Tactical;
  • Soloist;
  • Viaduct;
  • Zeta;
  • Pivot;
  • Golf.

These selective herbicides effectively destroy dicotyledonous and cereal weed species that clog crops of legumes and fodder crops.

Act quickly, provide protection for the entire growing season.

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