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Sakura is a pre-emergence, herbicide that delivers broad spectrum grassweed control in wheat and triticale.

Sakura controls both annual and perennial ryegrass, annual poa, vulpia hair grass and soft brome. In addition, Sakura gives suppression of ripgut brome, prairie grass and wild oats.

Applied pre-emergence of the crop and weeds, Sakura allows your crops to get the best possible start, removing weeds before they have had time to compete for nutrients, water and energy.

Sakura contains pyroxasulfone. This herbicide provides New Zealand’s farmers with a powerful herbicide for the control and difficult and competitive grassweeds.

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  • Sakura is applied pre-emergence of the weeds ensuring competition from weeds is eliminated during the important crop establishment phase.
  • Sakura controls competitive and difficult grassweeds. It provides excellent control of the autumn germinating ryegrass, vulpia hair grass, annual poa and soft brome. In addition Sakura suppresses autumn geminating ripgut brome, prairie grass and wild oats.
  • As Sakura is applied soon after planting it means that you can get on to the paddock to spray. You can then have the confidence to move on to other jobs knowing Sakura is protecting your crops from weeds during autumn and early winter
Crop Wheat and triticale (not durum wheat)
Weeds controlled Grassweeds – see label for details
Product type Herbicide Group K
Active ingredient Pyroxasulfone 850 g/kg
Formulation type Water-dispersible granules
Pack size 1kg
Application rate/timing Apply 125-150 g/ha pre-emergence of both the crop and grassweeds.
The higher rate is recommended when the paddock has problem weeds present, a high grassweed burden, the seedbed is cloddy or trash is present on the soil surface.
Sakura can be applied during April and May. When using Sakura observe the buffer zone of 15 m in any direction of a water course.
Mixing Ensure spray equipment is thoroughly cleaned before use. Add the required amount of Sakura to a partly-filled spray tank with the agitation system operating. Otherwise the granules will not dissolve properly. Add the remaining water and any tank mixture partners. Maintain agitation until spraying is complete. Do not allow spray mixture to stand overnight. Flush equipment with clean water after use.
Application volume Apply Puma S using 200 L/ha as a coarse droplet.
Compatibility Before mixing Sakura with other crop protection products, check to ensure that this will not negatively affect product efficacy and crop safety.
Withholding period Do not graze or cut for stockfood for 6 weeks after application
Following crops and crop failure See label for guidance

Sakura Label

Sakura SDS

Sakura HazNote

Sakura User Guide