Impact on the Environment
Many desirable crops and ornamentals are very sensitive to Vigilant II so care must be taken when applying the product to avoid getting the gel on any leaves or stems of desirable plants. Also ensure application does not take place within 12 hours of any rainfall, which could wash the gel from the treated weeds onto desirable, non-target plants. Plants susceptible to Vigilant II include (but are not limited to) fruit trees, grape vines, legumes (pea, beans, lucerne, etc.), potatoes, roses, shade trees and tomatoes.
Vigilant II is a very powerful herbicide. Recharge can occur when heavy rain allows for some of the herbicide to seep into neighbouring soil. Care therefore needs to be taken when planting new plants, trees or crops into areas where Vigilant II has been applied.