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carfentrazone-ethyl 400 g/litre
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A herbicide to tank mix with cereal and grass seed herbicides to extend the weed spectrum and to

improve control of certain weeds. For use in a mixture with a knockdown herbicide to improve

the knockdown and control of hard to kill weeds including mallows

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Contains 400g/L carfentrazone-ethyl in the form of an emulsifiable concentrate

Net Contents: 1, 5, 20, 200 L




3.1D, 6.1D, 6.3B, 6.4A, 6.9B, 9.1A, 9.2A


Warning - Combustible liquid. Keep away from sources of ignition.


Warning - Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Mild skin irritant.

Serious eye irritant. May cause liver damage from repeated oral exposure at high doses.


Very toxic to aquatic life and to the soil environment.

Do not apply directly into or onto water. Take all reasonable steps to ensure that the substance

does not cause any significant adverse effects to the environment beyond the application area.

TRAINED HANDLER: This product must be under the control of a suitably approved qualified handler

during mixing, loading and use.


When mixing or applying, wear protective clothing, gloves and goggles. Do not eat drink or smoke while

using. Wash hands and face before meals and after work. Wash protective clothing after work.


Store locked up in the closed, original container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Do not store for prolonged

periods in direct sunlight.


Ensure unwanted product is used strictly in accordance with this label or disposed of as hazardous



Triple rinse container with water and add washings to spray tank. Recycle through the Agrecovery

programme. If this is not possible, burn if permitted and circumstances, especially wind direction, allow,

otherwise crush and bury in landfill.


Do not allow product to enter sewers, drains, creeks or any other waterways. Keep animals and

unauthorized persons away. Wear personal protective equipment. Contain spillage with inert material

such as dry soil, sand or clay. Collect into labelled container that can be sealed. Decontaminate tools

and equipment and also dispose of any washings as hazardous waste. Dispose of all waste according

to local Regional Council regulation.


If swallowed do NOT induce vomiting. For advice, contact the National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON

(0800 764 766) or a doctor immediately. If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and

flush skin and hair with running water. If irritation persists, get medical advice. If in eyes, rinse cautiously

with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

Immediately call a POISON CENTRE or doctor. If inhaled move the victim to fresh air immediately and

keep at rest in position comfortable for breathing. Begin artificial respiration if breathing has stopped and

get immediate medical assistance.


Carnage is a herbicide for the control of certain broadleaf weeds in cereals and grass seed crops. It is

also suited for use in mixture with knockdown herbicides to improve the control of many problem weeds

including mallows, nettles, tall willow herb, stalks bill etc. that are not easily controlled.

Carnage is a fast-acting contact herbicide and controls weeds through a process of membrane disruption.

The foliar uptake of Carnage is rapid and plant desiccation can occur within 1 to 4 days of application.

Application of Carnage should target small actively growing weeds. Subsequent germinations will not be

controlled. Carnage should always be tank mixed with other approved cereal and grass seed herbicides.

If MCPA is the mixing partner, only use an amine formulation.

The substance must not be applied at rates exceeding 150 mL of formulated product/ha per application

(equivalent to 60 g carfentrazone-ethyl/ha).


Carnage is rapidly absorbed through the foliage of plants and within a few hours the foliage of susceptible

weeds will show signs of desiccation, and then necrosis and plant death. Due to environmental conditions

and certain spray tank additives, some herbicidal symptoms may appear on the crop in the form of leaf

spotting. However, the crop recovers quickly, usually within two to three weeks of treatment.

Carnage effectiveness may be affected by extreme environmental conditions such as from temperature

and moisture, soil conditions and/or cultivation methods. Warm moist conditions enhance herbicidal

symptoms while very dry conditions will delay the onset of herbicidal effects. Additionally, weeds hardened

off by drought will be less susceptible to Carnage.


Cereals and Grass Seed Crops: Carnage should always be tank mixed with other approved herbicides

to broaden the weed control spectrum and improve weed control compared to either product applied alone.

Do not tank mix Carnage with the following herbicide types so as to avoid crop injury:

In cereals, any ester formulations of a herbicide

In cereals, any herbicides that contains isoproturon, Ioxynil or bromoxynil

In cereals, any emulsifiable concentrate that is an insecticide or fungicide

In cereals, any triazole fungicide, unless testing on that particular cereal cultivar has shown no


All crops: any surfactants or oil adjuvants, unless required by the other formulation being tank

mixed. Take precautions to thoroughly clean the spray tank to remove any wetter or adjuvant

remaining from previous spray operations before using Carnage otherwise crop injury may result.

All crops: Selective grass herbicides such as for control of wild oat. Allow 10 to 14 days after

Carnage application before applying a grass herbicides.


Application should be made to small, actively growing weeds generally less than 6 to 8 leaf in growth stage.

As Carnage is a contact herbicide, best control is achieved when weeds are exposed and are not shielded

by other weeds and/or the crop. Ideally crops should be at the 3 leaf to early/mid tillering stage, prior to

crop canopy closure. Follow the timing recommended for the tank mix companion herbicide.

An interval of

at least 7 full days must be observed before the substance is reapplied to the same area.


Add half the required volume of water to spray tank and start agitation and add the measured amount of

Carnage. Then add the required volume of the other tank mix herbicide. When a dry flowable formulation

type is used then add that before the Carnage. If a buffering agent is required then add it next before

additional water to make to the final spray volume in the tank. During mixing and spraying maintain good


The ready to use spray solution can be buffered within the range of pH 5 to 8. Do not use with tank additives

that contain surfactants or alter the pH of the spray solution below pH 5 or above pH 8.


Carnage is a very sticky product. The sprayer and any other equipment must be thoroughly cleaned after

use with Carnage and also before re-use when spraying sensitive crops such as brassicas and legumes

to avoid adverse effects.

Drain all equipment such as the sprayer tank, hoses, and spray boom. Use plenty of clean water to

thoroughly rinse the inside of all equipment so there are no signs of visible sediment. Also thoroughly water

flush all filter/strainers, hoses, spray boom and nozzles.

Fill the tank with clean water and add all Spray Tank Decontaminator at the recommended rate. Drain tank

completely then refill the tank to capacity with clean water and operate the sprayer for a minimum of 15

minutes to flush through the hoses, boom and nozzles, then drain the spray tank. Do not allow product or

Spray Tank Decontaminator solution to enter sewers, drains, creeks or any other waterways.


Carnage is very effective on certain weeds, e.g. speedwells, cornbind, cleavers and will enhance control

of many broadleaf weeds when applied as a tank mix with other herbicides, particularly MCPA amine,

sulphonyl ureas, and mecoprop. Apply Carnage at 42 ml/ha with the label rate of the tank mix herbicide.


































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Twin cress


Willow weed

Wild turnip

Wire weed

*Susceptible to Carnage at 42ml/ha alone

®Registered trademark products

NOTE: Jaguar

diflufenican 25 g/L plus bromoxynil 250 g/L


MCPA 150 g/L, MECOCROP 600 g/L plus dicamba 18.7 g/L


Ultra MCPA 25 g/L plus MCPB 375 g/L



CANZONE Application




(Wheat and Barley)

42 ml/ha

Use in combination with the label rate

approved for cereals of the other tank mix

herbicide. Follow the recommendations for

the companion herbicide.

Check the compatibility section for the

formulation type.

Grass seed crops

42 ml/ha

Use in combination with the label rate

approved for grass seed crops of the other

tank mix herbicide. Follow the

recommendations for the companion


Check the compatibility section for the

formulation type.

General weed control

and for ground

preparation pre

planting of crops:

For application

Pre-cultivation or Prior

to Direct Drilling

For broadcast application

30 - 60 ml/ha

Use in combination with the label rate

approved for glyphosate, glufosinate-

ammonium, diquat, paraquat or other

products based on amitrole or glyphosate.

Carnage in combination with other herbicides

will increase the speed at which broadleaf

weeds will show visible symptoms of injury

(compared to results achieved with

knockdown herbicides applied alone) and

may improve final control of broadleaf weeds

including certain hard-to-kill weeds, mallows

in particular.

Use the low rate (30 ml/ha) on younger plants

or plants growing under good conditions, and

the high rate (60 ml/ha) on established or

mature plants, or plants growing under less

optimum conditions.

The lower rate may only provide suppression

of some broadleaf weeds. Older or stressed

plants may not be adequately controlled.

Application to hardened weeds or drought

stressed weeds especially under summer

conditions may cause only localized injury to

weed foliage which may not enhance final

weed control. Mallow growing and sprayed in

the summer is especially prone to drought

stress and may either not show symptoms

typical of Carnage or may regrow following

treatment although plants did not appear very

stressed at application.

When using Carnage as a spot spray,

apply in sufficient water to thoroughly wet

all weed foliage to the point of run-off.

General weed control

in industrial and

commercial situations

For Spot Spraying

6 ml/100L

NOTE: Beware. Apply this product carefully. Spray drift may cause serious damage to other

desirable plants.

The application of this substance is limited to ground-based application methods


It is an offence for users of this product to cause residues exceeding the relevant MRL in the

Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds.


Must not be applied to areas that may be grazed by animals within 14 days


This formulation is warranted to contain the specified active ingredient within accepted analytical tolerance

when packed. The user bears the risk for damage resulting from factors beyond the Manufacturer’s control.

The manufacturer declines all liability for damage resulting from improper storage or use of the product.

Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, P9711

See for registration conditions.

Approved under the HSNO Act 1996, HSR101078

See for Controls.

Registered to:

Relyon NZ Limited

C/o KPMG, The Terrace

Level 5, 79 Cashel Street

Christchurch 8001

Distributed by:

Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited

535 Wairakei Road, Burnside

Christchurch 8053

Tel 0800 200 600

Ref No P9711-01

Public Record of Delegate Decision

For granting an application for registration under section 21 of the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary

Medicines Act 1997

Product details

Trade name


Ref No



Relyon NZ Limited

Application type


Date of Delegate


29 July 2019


Expiry Period

This registration will expire 5 years from the date of this Delegate’s Decision.





Application eligible with no CI to protect

Summary of reasons for the Decision to grant the Application

Chemistry/Manufacturing: Chemistry and manufacturing information conformed to MPI requirements and was

sufficient to confirm the identity and quality of the product.

The product data sheet is complete, accurate and current.

The manufacturer has the appropriate approval. Manufacturing specifications conformed to MPI requirements and

were sufficient to show that the product could be consistently manufactured to those specifications.

Stability trials and data conformed to MPI requirements and were sufficient to assess.

Efficacy: Efficacy trials and data conformed to MPI requirements and were sufficient to assess.

Safety: Safety trials and data conformed to MPI requirements and were sufficient to assess.

Residues: Residue trials and data conformed to MPI requirements and were sufficient to assess.

Trade: The product has been assessed in regard to the impact its use may have on trade in primary produce.

Public health: Due to the nature of the product and how it is intended to be used there were no additional public

health matters that needed to be addressed over and above those covered under the Hazardous Substances and

New Organisms Act 1996.

Recommendation to Register

On the basis of the above information, the product as approved, and when imported, manufactured, sold or used

in accordance with the conditions listed below, is not likely to cause unacceptable risks to:

public health

trade in primary produce

animal welfare or

agricultural security.

Ref No P9711-01

In balance, there are sufficient benefits to warrant this product to be registered.

When used in accordance with this approval, the product is not likely to cause residues in primary produce, food

or food-related products that would breach domestic food residue standards.

The assessed label content is adequate to provide sufficient consumer information to allow the product to be used

appropriately and safely and meets labelling requirements.

Delegate’s decision

Being satisfied of the matters above, and under delegated authority pursuant to the Agricultural Compounds and

Veterinary Medicines Act 1997, this application for registration is granted, under section 21(1)(d) under the

conditions as listed on the Register.

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