BASF Agricultural Solutions UK


Pistol is a non-selective contact and residual acting herbicide for amenity use to control a wide range of annual and perennial broad-leaved weeds and grasses on porous surfaces on land not intended to bear vegetation.

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Safety data sheet Pistol MSDS
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Why Pistol?

Active ingredient(s)40 g/l diflufenican and 250 g/l glyphosate.
FormulationSuspension concentrate (SC).
Pack size5 litres in outers of four and I litre in outers of ten.
Approved areas of useNatural surfaces not intended to bear vegetation, permeable surfaces overlaying soil and hard surfaces (railway ballast only).
Weed spectrumBroad spectrum including annual meadow grass, annual nettle, buttercup, chickweed, common daisy, common groundsel, ragwort, couch grass, cranesbills, dandelion, dock, fat hen, field forget-me-not, mayweed, perennial thistle, plantains, Polygonaceae, red dead-nettle, rough-stalked meadow-grass, sowthistle, speedwell and willowherb.
Maximum individual dose4.5 litres per hectare.
Maximum number of treatmentsOne per year.
Latest time of applicationEnd of July.
Water volume200-500 litres per hectare.
Aquatic buffer zone: boom sprayer6m to surface water bodies (1m from a dry ditch) and 3*DRT for all uses.
Aquatic buffer zone: hand-held equipment2m to the top of the bank of any static or flowing water body or the top of a ditch which is dry at the time of application.
Other specific restrictionsThis product must only be used on natural or porous surfaces such as gravel where the user can establish that the underlying surface is soil and railway ballast surfaces. Do not use if an impermeable membrane lies between the porous surface and the soil. Do not apply to any non-porous man-made surfaces. Hand-held equipment: To minimise spray drift, the product must be applied using a nozzle capable of producing a coarse quality spray. Vehicle-mounted equipment: Respect an unsprayed buffer zone to surface water bodies of 6 m.