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DriFast

Desiccant

DriFast™ desiccant is another option for growers to help manage crop dry down at harvest time in pulses and oilseed crops.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Active ingredient: Group 22 (diquat)
Rainfast: 15 minutes
Product rates:  0.5 – 0.9 L/ac.

Treatment Area: one 115L drum treats 161 – 230 acres, one 500L tote treats 1,400 – 2,000 acres
Tank-mix order: DriFast + non-ionic surfactant

REGISTERED CROPS

  • Canola
  • Chickpeas
  • Dry beans
  • Flax
  • Lentils
  • Mustard (condiment use only)
  • Peas
  • Oats (corn spurry control)
  • Sunflower
  • Soybeans

APPLICATION INFORMATION AND USE RATES

  • Chickpeas
    Ground: 0.5 – 0.7 L/ac.
    Air: 0.7 L/ac.
  • Lentils, dry beans, soybeans, peas, canola, mustard, flax, sunflowers, oats
    Ground: 0.5 – 0.7 L/ac.
    Air: 0.7 – 0.9 L/ac.

HARVEST TIMING**

  • Canola and mustard: No later than 14 days after application
  • Chickpeas: 4-7 days after application
  • Dry beans and soybeans: When crop is ready (does not mature beans or lower moisture content)
  • Flax: When flaxseed tests ”dry”
  • Lentils: 4-10 days after application
  • Peas: 5-7 days after application
  • Sunflower: 15-20 days after application

**days to harvest may vary based on environmental conditions

Application Timing

  • refer to label for various timing of application on registered crops

PRE-HARVEST Challenge

Time alone is not the enemy. The potential losses that the passing of time causes is where crop management strategies are required. It’s simple, shortening the time to get the crop in the bin protects quality and creates a more valuable crop. In addition, time management is a requirement of today’s farms. 

Nufarm Solution

DriFast desiccant delivers another option to help growers manage their harvest. DriFast (Group 22) contains the trusted active ingredient, diquat that’s similar to Reglone, providing Canadian farmers another tool to dry down the crop quickly allowing for a more efficient harvest and higher quality grain.

Benefits

  • Faster Harvest typically 4 – 10 days after application
  • Contact activity that provides fast drydown of green material
  • Safe to use on crops that will be used for seed

PERFORMANCE TIPS

  1. Water volume:  By ground – minimum 20 gal./ac. to 50 gal./ac., by air – minimum 4 gal./ac.
  2. Use of adjuvant is required, add non-ionic surfactant such as AGRAL 90 at 1 L per 1,000 L, LI 700 at 2.5 L per 1,000 L 
  3. Performance may be enhanced when applied in the evenings or on cloudy days