Maguires Tobacco Grower Guide

PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS READ THE LABEL BEFORE USING ANY CHEMICAL

TOBACCO SEEDBEDS

Deep plough as early as possible (while soil is still moist), so maximum decomposition of plant residue takes place. The site should be kept free of weeds between ploughing and fumigation.

Preparation for fumigation should begin in May if sowing in June for early planted, irrigated tobacco.

For later beds, fumigation will be delayed accordingly.

Listed below are all the fumigation options, seedbed fertilizers and chemicals:

Seedbed Fumigation

CHEMICAL RATE/HA OF CROPMIXING INSTRUCTIONSAPPLICATION TIMEPEST/DISEASE
Methan Sodium (Herbifume)16.2lts/ha (include 35% extra for roads and pathways) Bring site up to just under field capacity 7 days before planned fumigation.
Drench with Metham Sodium at 100mls in 4lts water/m2 and immediately irrigate with 6mm
irrigation.
Immediately seal the site with polyethylene fumigation tents for 7 days.
Beds may be sown 3 weeks after treatment on light soil and 4 weeks after on heavy soils.
1 month before sowing beds Nematodes and grasses
Basamid Gr10kgs/ha (include 35% extra for roads and pathways) Keep seedbed well-watered to activate weed seed, nematodes, fungi and soil insects.
Stop watering 3 days before application.
Spread Basamid GR evenly at 60g/m2 and mix in with a hoe to 200mm deep.
Irrigate to 60% field capacity and cover with tent for 7 days.
Sowing can start after 28 days.
1 month before sowing bedsNematodes and grasses

 

Seedbed Fertilizers

FERTILIZERRATE/HA OF CROPMIXING INSTRUCTIONSAPPLICATION TIME
Maguires Compound S
7.21.7 (9S 0.05B)
10-20kgs/haApply 1kg/6-11m2. After applying evenly
incorporate by chopping in with a hoe.
After making bed or before sowing
Maguires Ammonium
Nitrate 34.5%N
1.08kgs/haApply 360g per 36m2 seedbed.
Can do up to three applications starting when seedlings are 3-4cms in diameter.
Dissolve AN in water and apply, followed by watering.
When seedlings are 3-4cms in diameter
OR
Maguires Calcium
Nitrate
2.16kgs/haApply 720g per 36m2 seedbed.
Can do up to three applications starting when seedlings are 3-4cms in diameter.
Dissolve Calcium Nitrate in water apply before daily watering.
When seedlings are 3-4cms in diameter

 

Seedbed Chemicals

CHEMICALSRATE/HA OF CROPMIXING INSTRUCTIONSAPPLICATION TIMEPESTS/DISEASES
Confidor 70WG30g/haMix 30g per 200lt water and drench at 2lts per m2.After sowing and before mulchingAphids / Ants / Termites
OR
Thunder 145 OD110mls/haMix 60mls per 100lt water and drench at 1.5lts per m2.After sowing and before mulchingAphids / Ants / Termites / Cutworm
Decis Forte7.5mls/haMix 5mls per 60lt water and drench each 36m2 bed with 30lts.After sowing and before mulchingCutworm
Germoll-S-DDAC30mls/haMix 4mls in 6lts and apply to float-bed for every 12 trays.At sowingAlgae
Cartap 190g/haMix 90g/100lts water and drench at 2lts per m2.After germinationAphids / Chewing & Biting insects
Bravo 720SC500mls/haMix 200mls per 10lts water.
Apply 2lt/100m2 (sprays 1 & 2), 4lts/100m2 (sprays 3 & 4) & 6lts/100m2 (sprays 5 & 6).
From 2 weeks after germination - spray weeklyAlternaria
Mancozeb 80WP250g/haMix 100g in 10lts water.
Apply 2lts/100m2 (sprays 1 & 2), 4lts/100m2 (spray 3 & 4) & 6lts/100m2 (spray 5 & 6).
From 4 weeks after germination - spray weeklyAngular / Alternaria
Copper Oxychloride 85WP750g/haMix 300g per 10lts water.
Apply 2lts/100m2 (sprays 1 & 2), 4lts/100m2 (sprays 3 & 4) & 6lts/100m2 (sprays 5 & 6).
From 4 weeks are germination & after each clippingAngular / Alternaria
Ortiva 250SC
Twist 500SC
240mls/haMix 200mls per 10lt water.
Apply 2lts/100m2 (sprays 1 & 2), 4lts/100m2 (sprays 3 & 4).
From 4 weeks after germinationAlternaria / Frogeye Spot
Bion 50WG13.5g/haMix 12.5g in 10lts water.
Apply 40mls/m2 at 7 weeks after germination & 60mls/m2 after 9 week.
7 & 9 weeks after germinationFungal & bacterial plant disease inhibitor
Thunder 145 OD200mls/haMix 12mls per 20lt water and drench on 20lts per bed.
Apply after 3pm.
At 5, 8, 11 weeks. After sowingBudworms / Aphids
Bullet 60EC200mls/haMix 22mls in 60lts water and drench at 2lts per m2.At 5, 8, 11 weeks. After sowingBudworm / Aphids
Triadimenol 250EC400mls/haMix 200mls per 100lt water and
drench on 2lts/m2
Apply after 3pm.
Apply 2 days prior to transplantingSoreshin
Baytan 150FS720mls/haMix 330mls per 100lt water and drench on at 2lts/m2 (½
rate on second year beds).
Apply 2 days prior to transplantingSoreshin
Galmano Plus650mls/haMix 300mls per 100lt water and drench on at 2lts/m2.Apply 2 days prior to transplantingSoreshin
Ridmomil Gold 190g/haMix 0.125g per liter of water in pond.When seedlings are 4-6 weeks Pythium Root Rot with floating trays
Azoxy Duo 325C
Ortiva 250SC
30mls/haMix 15mls in 72lts water and apply over 20m2 float bed (Apply twice).When seedlings are 4-6 weeks Pythium Root Rot with floating trays
Metalaxyl144g/haMix 200g/100lts and apply 1lt per float tray.When seedlings are 4-6 weeks Pythium Root Rot with floating trays

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Maguires Tobacco Seedbed Guide

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