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

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

A post-emergence systemic herbicide used to control dicotyledonous annuals and perennials in mustard and rapeseed areas. With the help of the herbicide Galleon, weed species of the Aster family, Lamiaceae, Nightshade, Buckwheat, Rubiaceae are fighting. The drug is resistant to moisture, used in a wide temperature range, does not inhibit cultivated vegetation, does not affect crop rotation, is economically consumed.

Active ingredients and formulation of Galeon

The herbicide belongs to the chlorine derivatives of pyridines. Active ingredients:

  • clopyralide at a concentration of 267 g/l;
  • picloram - 67 g/l.

The drug is sold as an aqueous solution in plastic 5-liter canisters. Producer - Ukrainian company "Agrokhimkontrakt".

Principle of operation and speed of action

Galeon is a systemic selective herbicide. Active components quickly penetrate into plant tissues, are transferred to all above-ground parts and into the root system, and accumulate in growth points. Both active compounds are synthetic substitutes for auxins, plant growth hormones. In growth points, they block the activity of natural hormones, as a result, susceptible plants die due to stopped growth processes.

In weeds exposed to herbicide, shoots and leaves are deformed, twisted, leaf plates become thick and narrow, covered with dense formations, crack.

Conditions in the place of growth of weeds affect the speed of herbicide action. In adverse weather, the chemical acts more slowly, but its effectiveness is not reduced.

Spectrum of action of the remedy

Most susceptible to herbicide attack:

  • thistle;
  • ambrosia;
  • black nightshade;
  • alfalfa;
  • self-sowing clover;
  • bedstraw;
  • cornflower;
  • vika;
  • bitter;
  • Tatar lettuce;
  • self-sowing sunflower.

Less susceptible to herbicide attack:

  • self-sowing poppy;
  • mar;
  • field viola;
  • forget-me-not;
  • locust.

Protection period

Susceptible weeds stop growing 2 hours after treatment. Signs of inhibition of vegetation are observed after 14-18 hours. Plants die after 2-3 weeks (more sensitive earlier).

Galeon affects weeds already present on the site at the time of processing. The protective effect is maintained for the entire growing season.

Pros and cons

Galeon herbicide is popular with farmers because it has many advantages:

  • highly effective against a wide range of dicotyledonous annuals and perennials, including those that produce root suckers;
  • does not wash off with precipitation an hour after treatment;
  • used at air temperature from +8 to +25 °C;
  • no toxic effects on cultivated species;
  • suitable for spring processing after analyzing the condition of overwintered rapeseed;
  • economical;
  • effectively fights thistle and bedstraw;
  • does not affect crop rotation;
  • keeps the crop area clean throughout the growing season.

Agrarians do not note any particular disadvantages when using the herbicide.

Herbicide application measures

Galeon treatment is carried out by spraying, when annual weeds are in the stage of 2-10 true leaves, and perennial weeds reach a height of 10-15 cm (are in the rosette stage).

Galeon as a highly selective chemical is used in areas occupied by spring and winter rapeseed. A great advantage of the drug is the possibility of using it at different periods of vegetation: from the stage of 2 true leaves to the formation of buds, until their diameter exceeds 1 cm.

Galeon is most effective when spraying only emerging, intensively growing herbs.

Herbicide effectively copes with thistle and bedstraw - the most difficult weed species. Bedstraw, whose height is not more than 8 cm, dies after herbicide exposure. A taller weed stops growing, does not produce seeds, does not inhibit the development of cultivated vegetation.

The table below shows herbicide application rates for a particular crop species.

corndicotyledonous and cereal annuals0.30-0.401
Cultural species WeedsConsumption rate, l/haSpray frequency
rapeseedweedy annuals and perennials0.30-0.357(3 )

How to prepare and use the working solution

The tank of the spraying device is half filled with water. Turn on the stirrer, pour in the measured amount of herbicide. With the agitator running, add water to the edge of the tank.

Prepare the working fluid and fill the tank at the filling station, which is then cleaned.

Consumption of working fluid - 200-400 liters per hectare. Maximized at high crop density and when the crop is at a late stage of development to increase the effectiveness of the herbicide application.

Use the drug when the air temperature exceeds +8 °C. Do not process during frost periods, and also when the estimated time before precipitation is less than an hour.


Galeon herbicide belongs to the 3rd hazard class - a moderately toxic substance. When working with it, you must use standard protective equipment: closed clothing, a respirator, rubberized gloves, work glasses.

Phytotoxicity, crop tolerance

When used in the correct dosages, subject to the terms of processing, the herbicide does not have a toxic effect on cultivated species.

Active substances break down quite quickly in the soil, so there are no restrictions on crop rotation.

If, due to unfavorable factors, it is planned to resow on the area treated with the herbicide, deep plowing is required, after which cereals, rapeseed, corn, cabbage, flax, mustard can be sown.

Possibility of resistance

To eliminate the possibility of resistance, Galeon should be used alternately and herbicides with a different chemical composition.


Galeon is combined with herbicides effective against cereals and other weeds, which the described chemical cannot cope with. They also make mixtures with insecticides, fungicides, growth stimulants. Before preparing the tank mix, the compatibility of the preparations is checked.

Do not combine Galleon for spring and autumn processing with fungicides and growth stimulants that have a retardant effect. The period between treatments with these drugs is 10 days.

Terms and conditions of storage

Galeon is stored in a canister in a warehouse intended for chemicals at a temperature of -5 to +30 °C.

Herbicide good for 3 years.

Analogues of the drug

Herbicides having a similar chemical composition:

  • Galeas;
  • Mikado;
  • Galley;
  • Naraps;
  • Steffkloram.

These preparations, also produced in the form of an aqueous solution, have a systemic selective effect, effectively fight a large list of dicotyledonous annuals and perennials. When used correctly, they do not have a toxic effect on cultivated species.

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