Product Reg No.

MAPP No. 17581 PCS No. 05595

Pack size

100 plugs

Contains

300mg granular glyphosate

 Ecoplug Max

  • Key points
  • Directions for use
  • Application rate
  • Training
  • Video
  • Links
Key points
  • 95 - 100% efficacy on treated stumps, preventing re-growth
  • 100% selective with no effect on surrounding trees or vegetation
  • Reduces the interval between clearing by 50 - 100%
  • Supports requirements of the sustainable use directive to minimise use of pesticides
Directions for use
  1. Cut the tree as close to the ground as possible
  2. For optimum results, treat within 2 days of cutting; however, stumps can be treated up to 1 month after felling, but translocation of active ingredient may be slower
  3. Measure the diameter of the cut face and calculate how many plugs to use from the application rate table
  4. Drill a hole in the stump; the hole should be 25 - 30mm deep and 13mm wide using an adapted drill to control the depth
  5. Space the holes no more than 6 - 8cm apart around the entire circumference of the stump
  6. Drill as close to the bark as possible, because the tree’s transport system is directly adjacent to the bark
  7. 7. Insert Ecoplug Max plugs into each hole with the thicker end protruding outwards
  8. Using a hammer, drive the Ecoplug Max plug in completely so that its head seals the drilled hole, causing the plug to release the herbicide
  9. For best results, stump treatment should be done not more than 2 days after felling
  10. Do not use for any other purpose than treatment of freshly cut tree stumps
  11. FOR USE ONLY AS AN INDUSTRIAL/FORESTRY HERBICIDE.
Application rate
Tree Species
Stump Diameter in cm
Number of Ecoplug Max

Group 1

Alder, Aspen, Beech, Birch, Elm, Lime, Maple, 

Mountain Ash, Willow

3-6cm

6-10cm

10-14cm

14-18cm

>20cm

Each Buttress root

1

2

3

4

6-8cm between plugs

1

Group 2

Ash, Cherry, Bird Cherry, Oak

3-6cm

6-10cm

10-14cm

14-18cm

>20cm

Each Buttress root

2

3

4

6

5-6cm between plugs

2

Group 3

Poplar, Rhododendron, Elder, Tree of Haven

3-6cm

6-10cm

10-14cm

14-18cm

>20cm

Each Buttress root

2

4

6

8

3-4cm between plugs

2

Training

Although the operator exposure is effectively nil because of the delivery system, the product is still a professional pesticide and comes under all the same regulations as other forms of professional herbicides.

This means that operator certification is required for all professional users.

Anyone who was PA1/6A qualified in January 2015 is already covered, but anyone who began training from 1st February 2015 needs to take a specific module:

  • City and Guilds 021654 Level 2 award in the safe application of pesticides using Pedestrian hand held equipment (QCF) (Hand held applicators requiring minimal calibration). Option 155 ‘Installing pesticide plugs in tree stumps.’


Or

  •  LANTRA Level 2 R/615/6153- Safe Installation of Pesticide Plug Equipment

 

https://www.nptc.org.uk/qualificationschemedetail.aspx?id=520
https://www.lantra.co.uk/awards/product/lantra-awards-level-2-award-safe-operation-pesticide-plug-equipment

Ecoplug Max is a treatment for tree stumps to minimise root and stump sprouting.

Suggested period of use

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