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Sakura 850 WG Herbicide

Sakura has set new standards of performance, reliability and convenience for pre-emergent control of annual ryegrass – including annual ryegrass resistant to other modes of action – and other key weeds in wheat (except durum wheat), triticale, chickpeas, field peas and lupins. Sakura is a Group K herbicide that can be applied up to 3 days before incorporation by sowing. It provides extended residual control of annual ryegrass, barley grass, annual phalaris, silver grass and toad rush in wheat (except durum wheat), triticale, chickpeas, field peas, lentils and lupins. Sakura is also registered for the suppression of brome grass (Bromus diandrus only) and wild oats. Sakura can be used to control weed populations that have already developed resistance to other chemistry groups. Where possible it should be used as part of a herbicide rotation to help prevent or delay the development of weed resistance.

Product Type
Herbicide
Active Ingredient
Pyroxasulfone 850 g/kg
Formulation Type
Water dispersible granule
Pack Size
5 kg
118 kg
118 kg
Chemical Group
K

Key Features

Registered for use

wheat (not durum wheat), triticale, chickpeas, field peas, lentils and lupins

Controls five key weeds

annual ryegrass, barley grass, annual phalaris, toad rush and silver grass

Residual control

Long residual control up to 12 weeks

Sakura is applied

convenient low use rate of 118 g/ha

Training Videos

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Effective application

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Suppression of brome grass and wild oats

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How Sakura works best

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High rainfall and sandy soil

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Mixing Sakura efficiently

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The importance of rain after sowing

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Cloddy soil and weed escapes

Grower Videos

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Succeeding with Sakura: Paul Blacket

Mallala, South Australia
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Succeeding with Sakura: Corbin Schuster

Freeling, South Australia
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Succeeding with Sakura: Scott Weckert

Clare, South Australia
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Succeeding with Sakura: Stewart Hamilton

Inverleigh & Wycheproof, Victoria

Grower Stories

More Grower Stories

Moree trial confirms new option for resistant wild oats

Growing herbicide resistance throughout the Moree region prompted local agronomist Ashley Faint to conduct a large-scale trial in wheat with several treatments this year in an effort to assist farmers’ management of the problem.

New weed management ‘tool’ in the nick of time at Inverleigh

Weed control and herbicide resistance is an ongoing challenge in the Hamilton family’s cropping operations at Inverleigh, Wingeel and Wycheproof and has required new implements for their “management toolbox’’.

Good pre-emergent weed control vital for resistant ryegrass in Western District

When a survey conducted several years ago suggested up to 80-85 per cent weed resistance to Group A and B herbicides throughout the Western District and wider regions, local growers knew they had a problem and this prompted the Southern Farming Systems (SFS) group to take a closer look at pre-emergent weed control.

Unprofitable paddocks making money again at Mukinbudin

Turning unprofitable paddocks back into profitable production immediately is a big victory for any grower and is an achievement that overwhelmed the Smith family west of Mukinbudin last year.

Dubbo grower makes knockout blow in fight against ryegrass

Like many grain growers in central NSW, Tom Harvey is in a fight against annual ryegrass, including resistant populations, on his Dubbo property and is endeavouring to employ all tools to take the favour in the bout.

Crop Suitability

Application Usage Notes
Chickpeas Annual phalaris
Chickpeas Annual ryegrass
Chickpeas Barley grass
Chickpeas Brome grass  
Chickpeas Silver grass  
Chickpeas Toad rush  
Chickpeas Wild oats  
Field peas Annual phalaris  
Field peas Annual ryegrass  
Field peas Barley grass  
Field peas Brome grass  
Field peas Silver grass  
Field peas Toad rush  
Field peas Wild oats  
Lentils Annual phalaris  
Lentils Annual ryegrass  
Lentils Barley grass  
Lentils Brome grass  
Lentils Silver grass  
Lentils Toad rush  
Lentils Wild oats  
Lupins Annual phalaris  
Lupins Annual ryegrass  
Lupins Barley grass  
Lupins Brome grass  
Lupins Silver grass  
Lupins Toad rush  
Lupins Wild oats  
Triticale Annual phalaris  
Triticale Annual ryegrass  
Triticale Barley grass  
Triticale Brome grass  
Triticale Silver grass  
Triticale Toad rush  
Triticale Wild oats  
Wheat (not durum wheat) Annual phalaris  
Wheat (not durum wheat) Annual ryegrass  
Wheat (not durum wheat) Barley grass  
Wheat (not durum wheat) Brome grass  
Wheat (not durum wheat) Silver grass  
Wheat (not durum wheat) Toad rush  
Wheat (not durum wheat) Wild oats  

Compatibility

Product Comment

Ally®

Physically compatible.

Ammonium Sulphate (added to tank mix 2nd) + Shirquat® 250 (added to tank mix 3rd)

Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing separation/settlement will occur.

Ammonium Sulphate (added to tank mix first)

Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing separation/settlement will occur.
Ammonium Sulphate (added to tank mix first) + Shirquat 250 (added to tank mix 2nd) with Sakura last Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing separation /settlement will occur. This mixing order not recommended. Shirquat 250 inhibits the dispersion of Sakura granules.
Avadex® Xtra Physically compatible.
Chlorpyrifos® 500 EC Physically compatible. Do not store mix overnight.  
Dimethoate Physically compatible. Do not store mix overnight.
Diuron® 900 DF Physically compatible.
Dual® Gold Physically compatible. Constant agitation required. Do not leave mix overnight.
Fastac® Physically compatible.
Flexi-N® Physically compatible. Requires constant agitation.
Flexi-N + Spray.Seed® Physically compatible. Requires constant agitation.
Hasten® + Logran® B Power + Roundup Ultramax® Physically compatible. Requires constant agitation.
Glean® Physically compatible.
Glyphosate CT Physically compatible.
Glyphosate CT + Striker® Physically compatible. Constant agitation required. Do not leave mix overnight.
Glyphosate CT + Wetter® TX Physically compatible.
Gramoxone® Physically compatible.
Imidan® Physically compatible.
Le-Mat® Physically compatible.
Logran Physically compatible.
Lontrel® Advanced + Roundup Ultramax Physically compatible. Requires constant agitation. Scum is present in foam in hard water.
Roundup Attack Physically compatible. Apply spray mix promptly. Do not store mix overnight. 
Roundup DST Physically compatible.
Roundup PowerMax® Physically compatible.
Roundup Ultramax + Sharpen® 700 WG Physically compatible. Requires constant agitation.
Spray.Seed Physically compatible.
Spray.Seed 250 Physically compatible. Requires constant agitation.
Surpass® 300 SL Physically compatible.
Surpass 475 Physically compatible.
Triflur® 480 Physically compatible.
Triflur Xcel® Physically compatible. Requires constant agitation. Do not store mix overnight. 

Resources

Sakura 850 WG Product Label

Sakura® 850 WG SDS

Sakura® 850 WG Herbicide Product Guide

Sakura® Dry Sowing Fact Sheet

If you make the decision to sow into dry soil, our trial experience indicates that Sakura is the most reliable pre-emergent herbicide treatment available in dry-sown situations.

Sakura® Effective Application Fact Sheet

It's important to understand how Sakura works so you can make sure you're setting up the right conditions for success.

Sakura® Effective Mixing and Dispersion Fact Sheet

Proper dispersion = consistent results

Sakura® The Importance of Rain After Sowing Fact Sheet

Sakura is very effective in both wet and dry sowing situations, however when applied on moist soil the timing of follow-up rainfall is very important.

Sakura® Managing Dense Annual Ryegrass Populations

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Sakura® Grain Legume Crops Fact Sheet

Using Sakura in Legumes Fact Sheet

Sakura® 850 WG Plantback Guide

Sakura® Plantback Guide Northern Region

Sakura® Herbicide Product Guide – Grain Legume Crops

Sakura® Getting Best Results Checklist

Sakura High Rainfall and Sandy Soil

Sakura® Cloddy soil and weed escapes

Sakura® Effective management of brome grass and wild oats

Sakura® Pre Emergent Trial Update

FAQ

Question Answer
1 What group does Saura belong to? Sakura inhibits the biosynthesis of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA), so is considered to have Group K mode of action.
2 How does it work Sakura is absorbed by the roots and to a lesser extent by the shoots of germinating weeds, and works by inhibiting growth in the meristematic areas.
3 How should Sakura be applied Sakura is pre-emergence herbicide that should be incorporated by sowing (IBS), but can be applied up to 3 days prior to sowing with equipment fitted with knife points and press wheels, or knife pints and harrows.
4 What is the incorporation time for Sakura? Sakura should ideally be applied immediately before sowing, but can be applied up to 3 days earlier.
5 What about PSPE? The application of Sakura post-sowing, pre-emergence is not a registered use pattern and is not recommended. Sakura should be applied prior to sowing and incorporated by the sowing activity, closely following label instructions.
6 What seeding equipment can I use? Sowing equipment fitted with knife points and press wheels, or knife points and harrows are recommended. Sowing equipment fitted with both press wheels and harrows is not recommended.
7 What is the application rate? Sakura has a low use rate of 118 g/ha.
8 What weeds will Sakura control/suppress? Sakura is registered for the control of annual ryegrass, barley grass, silver grass, annual phalaris (Phalaris paradoxa only) and toad rush, and suppression of brome grass (Bromus diandrus only) and wild oats.
9 Will Sakura control broadleaf weeds? Sakura is not registered to control any broadleaf weeds. Bayer recommends speaking to your local Bayer Territory Sales Manager or advisor regarding broadleaf weed control options.
10 What crops will Sakura be registered for use in? Sakura is currently registered for use in wheat (except durum wheat), triticale, chickpeas, field peas, lentils and lupins. Bayer will continue to investigate the use of Sakura in other crops as part of our ongoing local and international trial work.
11 Is Sakura tightly bound to organic matter? Sakura has a very low tendency to bind to stubble or other plant residue, so it maintains excellent performance even in paddocks with moderate stubble loads. High carry-over stubble and other plant materials will, however, reduce performance.
12 How long will Sakura keep controlling new germinations of weeds after application? Residual control varies according to soil type and weather conditions, but trial work has indicated that Sakura normally maintains high levels of control longer than most pre-emergent herbicides. This could vary from 4 weeks up to 12 weeks or more.
13 What if I dry-sow my crop? Sakura will remain active in the soil over an extended period, so once a significant rainfall event occurs, sufficient to complete the incorporation process and germinate weeds, Sakura will be present to provide control.
14 What happens if a weed initially grows through Sakura? Will it be affected? Sakura will often suppress the growth of grasses after they have emerged through root pruning. These weeds will often not be competitive with the crop.

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