Polyram DF

Active Ingredient(s):

700 g/kg metiram + 15 g/kg hexamethylenetetramine


Protectant fungicide for the control of fungous diseases in apples, pears and grapes.


General Instructions

Mode of Action

The fungicide kills the fungus after it has germinated from the spore and before it penetrates the plant. Once the fungus has established itself within the plant, like many other protectant fungicides, POLYRAM DF is ineffective.


POLYRAM DF is generally safe on plants.

Direction for Use

It is an offence to use this product on animals.

The rates suggested are for high volume spraying to run-off. For concentrate spraying adjust dilution rate accordingly. Application rate given in brackets for volumetric measure.


POLYRAM DF may be applied in combination with Blue Shield, Kumulus DF and most insecticide and miticide formulations and Urea. It is not compatible with sprays containing lime or spraying oil.


Half fill the spray tank with clean water and start the agitation. Remove the filter. Slowly pour the required quantity of POLYRAM DF into the tank. Replace the filter. Add the remainder of the water and continue agitation until spraying is completed. When tank mixes are to be used, each product should be added separately to the spray tank, taking due note of any instructions given as to the order of mixing.


This product must be under the personal control of an APPROVED HANDLER when applied in a wide dispersive manner or used by a contractor.


Do NOT carry this product on a passenger service vehicle.


Prevent further spillage and product from entering waterways. Wear overalls, gloves, footwear, dust mask and goggles. Avoid dust formation. Sweep and shovel up spill and place in sealable container labelled for disposal. Wash affected area with water and detergent. Absorb and collect washings and place in the same sealable container as the spilled material. Dispose of the waste safely in suitable landfill.

Personal Protection

When mixing and preparing spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist, a washable hat, suitable protective gloves, and safety goggles. In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection.

General Safety and Hygiene Measures

Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do NOT breathe dust or spray mist. Do NOT eat, drink or smoke while using this product. Remove protective clothing and wash hands and exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water before meals and after work. Wash protective clothing immediately after use. Store work clothing separately.


Remove stock from target area. Apply with well-maintained and accurately calibrated equipment. Do NOT spray over, or allow drift over, surface water. Do NOT allow spray drift outside the target area to occur. Clean out application equipment thoroughly after use. Do NOT contaminate water when disposing of equipment wash waters.

Record Keeping

Records of use must be kept if more than 3 kg is applied within 24 hrs.


Storage, application and record keeping should be as described in the current version of the New Zealand Standard for the Management of Agrichemicals NZS8409.

First Aid

IF SWALLOWED: Do NOT induce vomiting. Rinse mouth. For advice contact the National Poisons Centre 0800 POISONS (0800 764 766) or a doctor if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing and wash skin with plenty of soap and water. Do NOT scrub the skin. If skin irritation or rash occurs, get medical advice/attention. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists, get medical advice/attention. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If experiencing respiratory symptoms contact the National Poisons Centre 0800 POISONS (0800 764 766) or a doctor.


Store in original sealed bag in a dry, cool, well-ventilated place, out of direct sunlight, and away from food and animal feeds. Stores containing 100 kg or more of this product require emergency response plans and are subject to signage. When stored appropriately this product should show no significant degradation for 2 years from the date of manufacture. Contact your supplier for further information about the use of any product that is older than this.


Empty bag completely into the spray tank. Burn empty bag in a suitable incinerator if circumstances, especially wind direction, permit. Otherwise crush and bury in suitable landfill. Product: Dispose of this product only by using according to the label or at an approved landfill. Do NOT burn product.



May be harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. May cause mild skin irritation. May cause eye irritation. May cause respiratory sensitisation. May cause sensitisation from prolonged skin contact. May cause organ damage from repeated oral exposure at high doses.

Toxic to Aquatic Organisms with Longlasting Effects

Drift and runoff from treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in adjacent aquatic sites.

Harmful to Terrestrial Vertebrates

Product details last updated on 29 Aug 2012

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