Cheetah®

herbicide

Cheetah® non-selective, post-emergence herbicide provides fast, effective control of the toughest broadleaf and grass weed challenges, including those resistant to glyphosate and multiple herbicide classes. Its unique mode of action works quickly to control undesirable plant vegetation in a wide range of labeled use sites.


Row crop

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES

WORKS IN DAYS, NOT WEEKS

  • The only non-selective alternative to glyphosate for over-the-top use
  • Allows growers to rotate non-selective herbicides across multiple crops
  • Non-selective, post-emergence control of broadleaf and grass weeds, including weeds resistant to glyphosate and multiple herbicide classes
  • Fast control, kills weeds in days, minimizing weed competition for maximum yield
  • Compared to competitive HT systems, Cheetah offers:
    • Lower volatility and reduced sprayer cleanout concerns
    • Mitigates significant drift issues, contamination risk or buffer requirements
  • Rainfast in four hours

GLUFOSINATE TOLERANCE OF SEEDS

  • Contact the seed manufacturer or seed distributor to determine if the seed variety is designated and supported as glufosinate tolerant

 

USE SUMMARY

USE RATES: LIBERTYLINK® AND GLUFOSINATE TOLERANT* CROPS

*GLUFOSINATE TOLERANCE OF SEEDS: Contact the seed manufacturer or seed distributor to determine if the seed variety is designated and supported as glufosinate tolerant.

USE RATES: CONVENTIONAL AND NON-LIBERTYLINK CROPS

*Post application in non-LibertyLink cotton can ONLY be applied with a hooded sprayer. See product label.

Apply for burndown of existing weeds just prior to planting or prior to crop emergence.
Residual herbicides applied at burndown helps ensure optimal control, particularly if environmental conditions delay a timely post Cheetah application.
Cheetah alone controls marestails, ragweeds, and Palmer amaranth however may not provide adequate control of all weeds typically found in no-till burndown situations.
Apply in combination of 2,4-D esters and/or Panther® SC (flumioxazin), Credit® Xtreme (glyphosate), metribuzin or atrazine. A tankmix of Cheetah and glyphosate may result in reduced grass control.
Check with your chemical retailer or university extension for localized adjuvant and tankmix recommendations to enhance control if needed.

CHEETAH HERBICIDE PROGRAMS FOR GLUFOSINATE TOLERANT CROPS

CHEETAH ON INVIGOR CANOLA

Cheetah herbicide should be applied as follows at 22 fl oz/A:

  • Apply over the top of InVigor® canola when weeds are no more than 3 to 4” tall
  • A second application can be made a minimum of 10 days later to address new weed pressure, with a season maximum of 44 fl oz/A

Apply AMS at 1.5 lb/A to 3 lb/A. For additional grass control a Group 1 herbicide can be tank mixed at labeled rates provided they are labeled for the timing and application.

See product label for complete directions for use.

 

EPA REG. NO.: 71368-112
ACTIVE INGR.: glufosinate (24.5%)
FORMULATION: liquid
CHEM. FAMILY: phosphinic acid
GROUP NO.: 10
MODE OF ACT.: glutamine synthetase inhibitor
REI: 12 hours
SIGNAL WORD: warning
RESTRICTED: no
PACKAGE SIZE: 2.5 gal container (2 per case), 265 gal tote, bulk

 

KEY USES

Post-emerge on canola, corn, cotton, and soybean designated as LibertyLink® or glufosinate tolerant crops

Broadcast burndown before planting or prior to crop emergence or any conventional or transgenic variety of canola, corn, cotton, soybean, or sugarbeet

KEY WEEDS CONTROLLED
(See product label for complete list)
Controls more than 130 annual, biennial, perennial grass and broadleaf weeds including: Giant ragweed, Kochia, Johnsongrass, Lambsquarters, Marestail (horseweed), Morningglory spp, Palmer amaranth, Waterhemp

 


IVM

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES

  • Fast non-selective control of challenging grass, sedge, and broadleaf weeds
  • Excellent alternative to glyphosate for broad-spectrum weed control
  • Reliable solution for managing existing or emerging herbicide resistance issues
  • Tank-mix compatible with other non-selective and pre-emergence residual herbicides
  • Advanced formulation with a caution signal word

 

CHEETAH COMPARISON TO GLYPHOSATE

While Cheetah (glufosinate-ammonium) and glyphosate are both non-selective herbicides, the active ingredients are different. Cheetah is a contact herbicide and thus requires greater coverage than glyphosate, which has systemic activity. 

*Source: weedscience.org – “International Survey of Resistant Weeds”

 

USE SUMMARY FOR NON-CROPLAND SITES

SPOT OR DIRECT SPRAY APPLICATION: Mix 0.5 to 2.0 fl. oz of Cheetah per gallon of water and apply 1 gallon of spray solution to 1,000 square feet to actively growing weeds. Larger weeds will require higher use rates (see table below).

BROADCAST APPLICATION: Apply 24-82 fl oz/A in ground equipment delivering 20 gpa or greater.

Additives: In addition to AMS, the use of nonionic surfactant at 0.25% or MSO at 1% may be used to aid control of difficult weeds.

MAXIMUM RATE – ANNUAL: DO NOT apply more than 164 fluid ounces of Cheetah per acre (3 lbs ai/A) in a 12 month period. 

MAXIMUM RATE – SINGLE APPLICATION: DO NOT apply more than 82 fl oz/A per single application (1.5 lb ai/A/application).

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS PER YEAR: DO NOT make more than 2 applications at a maximum application rate of 82 fluid ounces per acre (1.5 lbs ai/A) per application.

MINIMUM RE-TREATMENT INTERVAL: 5 days.

APPLICATION PRECAUTIONS

  • Uniform, thorough spray coverage is necessary to achieve consistent weed control
  • Rainfast 4 hours after application to most weed species
  • Weed control may be reduced if application is made when heavy dew, fog, and mist/rain are present or when weeds are under stress due to environmental conditions such as drought, cool temperatures, or extended periods of cloudiness
  • Plants may be safely planted into treated areas after spray has dried
  • If hard water is a concern, consider adding AMS at 1.5-3.0 lbs/A
  • Do not apply Cheetah as an over-the-top broadcast spray to desirable conifer or hardwood plantings. Seedling conifer and hardwood trees may be planted into the treated area after the restricted entry interval (REI) of 12 hours has elapsed.

USE RESTRICTIONS

  • DO NOT apply within any enclosed structure
  • DO NOT apply as a broadcast application to ornamentals, or allow spray to contact or drift onto the foliage, green stems, exposed roots or fruit of desirable plants

See product label for complete directions for use.

 

EPA REG. NO.: 71368-112
ACTIVE INGR.: glufosinate ammonium (24.5%) (2.34 lb/gal)
FORMULATION: liquid
CHEM. FAMILY: phosphinic acid
GROUP NO.: 10
REI: 12 hours for agricultural uses, until spray has dried for non-agricultural uses
SIGNAL WORD: caution
PACKAGE SIZE: 2.5 gal container (2 per case), 265 gal tote, bulk
APPLICATION: spray post emergence broadcast or directed

 

KEY USES

Rights-of-way (railroad, utility, pipeline, and highway), airports, utility plants, ditch banks, tank farms, pumping stations, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) areas, site preparation for conifer and hardwood production areas

KEY WEEDS CONTROLLED
(See product label for complete list)
More than 190 weeds including: Barley; Barnyardgrass; Bermudagrass*; Black medic; Chickweed; Cocklebur; Crabgrass; Dandelion; Fleabane; Foxtail; Geranium; Goosegrass; Groundsel; Henbit; Johnsongrass; Knotweed; Kochia; Lambsquarters; Marestail; Morningglory; Mustard; Nightshade: Pennycress; Pigweed; Ragweed; Ryegrass; Shepherd’s-purse; Sicklepods; Spurge; Starthistle; Thistlel; Vetch; Waterhemp*
*Not for use in California

 


TNVV

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES

WORKS IN DAYS, NOT WEEKS

  • Fast, effective, non-selective control of tough-to-control grass, sedge, and broadleaf weeds
  • Best alternative to glyphosate, offering broad-spectrum weed control
  • Directed sprays provide excellent weed control and crop safety in orchards and vineyards
  • Expanded glufosinate uses in horticultural market; stone fruit, pome fruit, citrus, and olives
  • More consistent control than Gramoxone® on glyphosate-resistant weeds with no special handling restrictions
  • For extended residual control, tank mix Cheetah with Tuscany™ and stay weed-free
  • Tuscany is Nufarm’s formulation of flumioxazin

 

USE SUMMARY

TREE, VINE & BERRY CROPS
Apply 48 to 82 fl oz/A as determined by weed size.
Broadcast applications for all horticultural crop only.
Apply in 20 to 40 gal/A of water to ensure thorough coverage. 
Apply using nozzles and pressures that generate a medium (about 250 to 350 microns) spray droplet. 
Only apply to mature, brown, calloused bark. (Never spot spray or direct spray tree trunks.) 

See product label for complete directions for use.

PRECAUTIONS AND RESTRICTIONS 
DO NOT apply more than 164 fl oz/A to bushberry and stone fruit in any 12 month period.
DO NOT apply more than 246 fl oz/A to citrus, olives, pome fruit, tree nuts, and vines in any calendar year.
DO NOT graze, harvest, or feed treated orchard cover crops to livestock.
DO NOT apply through any type of irrigation system.
DO NOT apply aerially to tree or vine crops.
Restricted entry period of 12 hours.
Pre-harvest interval of 14 days.
DO NOT make spot spray applications to suckers, as tree injury may occur.
Only trunks with calloused, mature brown bark should be sprayed unless protected from spray contact by nonporous wraps, grow tubes, or waxed containers.

See product label for complete directions for use.

 

EPA REG. NO.: 71368-112
ACTIVE INGR.: glufosinate (24.5%)
FORMULATION: liquid
CHEM. FAMILY: phosphinic acid
GROUP NO.: 10
MODE OF ACT.: glutamine synthetase inhibitor
REI: 12 hours
SIGNAL WORD: caution
RESTRICTED: no
PACKAGE SIZE: 2.5 gal container (2 per case), 265 gal tote, bulk

 

KEY USES

Labeled crops including: bushberries, citrus, grapes, olives, pome fruit, potato vine desiccation, stone fruit, tree nuts, and others; Farmstead 

KEY WEEDS CONTROLLED
(See product label for complete list)
BermudagrassBuckwheat, wild; Buffalobur; Chickweed, common; Clover; Cocklebur, common; Crabgrass; Dandelion; Filaree; Fleabane, annual; Foxtail; giant, green, yellow; Guineagrass; Henbit; Jimsonweed; Kochia; Lambsquarters, common; Mallow, common; Malva; Marestail; Morningglory, ivyleaf, pitted, tall; Mustard, wild; Nutsedge, purple, yellow; Palmer amaranth (suppression); Pigweed, redroot; Plantain; Puncturevine; Purslane, common; Ragweed; common, giant; Russian thistle; Shepherd’s-purse; Smartweed, Pennsylvania; Sowthistle, annual; Spurge; leafy, prostrate, sprangletop; Velvetleaf; Vetch; Waterhemp; Woodsorrel