What is Access's impact on the environment?
Many desirable crops and ornamentals are very sensitive to Access so care must be taken when applying the product to avoid contact with desirable plants.
Plants susceptible to Access include (but are not limited to) fruit trees, grape vines, legumes (pea, beans, lucerne, etc.), potatoes, roses, shade trees and tomatoes.
Residues of Access can remain active in the soil for many months, with the longevity affected by use rate, soil type, temperature and moisture. Care therefore needs to be taken when planting new crops or trees into areas where Access has been applied to ensure that no residues remain active.
What is the cleaning procedure for Access?
After spraying is complete, thoroughly clean the spray unit to ensure no residues remain that may cause damage to desirable plants when the equipment is next used. After completion of spraying use a degreaser such as Caltex Kwik-D-Grease® to remove traces of diesel from the sprayer, rinse the tank and spray through nozzles thoroughly with water to remove the degreaser.
After the above, wash the tank, hoses and nozzles with a mix of water and an alkaline laundry detergent such as Omo® or Drive®. Shake the water around the sprayer and spray the solution through the nozzle to thoroughly clean the lines and nozzle. Rinse well with water to remove the detergent.
If Access and diesel are applied as a cut stump using a brush and pot, spray liberally with degreaser, hose off thoroughly and repeat using detergents as above.
Ensure rinse water is disposed onto a designated area or an unused area where there is no risk to desirable plants.