Sakura Flow Mixing Guide
At the end of 2019 Bayer launched Sakura Flow, the liquid version of their Sakura pre-emergent herbicide. With 2020 wheat sowing now underway, we are now seeing the first applications of Sakura Flow in pre-emergent spraying. So, with the first uses of this new product, we want to make sure you’re mixing it in right.
While Sakura Flow is a liquid version of the well-established Sakura WG product, it’s important to remember it is an SC (Suspension Concentrate) formulation. So, as with other SC’s, there are a few key points to keep in mind when mixing in order to get the best from the product.
Here is a refresher of what is recommended:
- Always fill the tank with sufficient water (preferably 70% of the final volume) before beginning mixing.
- Always observe the correct mixing order when mixing SC products with other products in a tank mix – click here to see Sakura mixing guide attached.
- Always add Sakura Flow slowly to the spray tank or granule/chemical handler.
- Always start agitation before adding Sakura Flow to the mix. Agitation should be kept on throughout the mixing process and then – in the spray tank – all the way through spraying.
- Always allow sufficient time for Sakura Flow to disperse within the spray tank prior to adding any other tank mix products (approx. 10 minutes).
- Ensure thorough rinsing/ cycling of water through the granule/chemical handler prior to the addition of the next product.
- Use Spray mixes promptly and do not allow to stand unagitated for long periods.
- Higher water volumes generally result in better compatibility.
- Minimise the number of products in a mix in order to maximise compatibility
- The more tank-mix partners added = more water needed for dispersion.
- The more tank-mix partners added = more time required between adding products.
- If unsure of compatibility, conduct a jar test with the same field ratios.
- Do not “top-up” a part tank containing other products, by adding Sakura Flow. Completely empty the tank first and start with clean water.
If you have any queries or want to talk to our agronomists about your situation, please call your nearest store.