General Information


SPARTAN ADVANCE is an herbicide that may be applied before or after weed emergence for control of many broadleaf and grassy weeds. Annual weeds are easiest to control when they are small. For most perennial weeds, applications at late growth stages result in better performance. Always use the higher recommended rate of this product, for the appropriate soil texture and organic matter, when weed growth is dense or heavy, or weeds are growing in an undisturbed or non-cultivated area. Reduced weed control may occur if weeds are experiencing drought stress, disease or insect damage, or when weeds are thickly covered with dust.

SPARTAN ADVANCE is a soluble concentrate herbicide with systemic and soil residual activity. SPARTAN ADVANCE is to be mixed with water, liquid fertilizer, or mixtures of water and liquid fertilizer for preemergence weed control in labeled crops. Spartan Advance also contains the herbicide glyphosate which will kill non-tolerant crops if applied after crop emergence. This herbicide is designed to provide both burndown control of emerged weeds and residual control of weeds prior to planting or crop emergence.

SPARTAN ADVANCE is a dual mode of action herbicide and involves uptake by weed roots and shoots. Sulfentrazone, one of the active ingredients in SPARTAN ADVANCE, is a potent inhibitor of the enzyme Protoporpyrinogen Oxidase IX (PPO IX) required for the formation of chlorophyll. Glyphosate, the second active ingredient in SPARTAN ADVANCE, inhibits an enzyme found only in plants and microorganisms that is required for amino acid formation. Soil applications of SPARTAN ADVANCE must be made before crop seed germination to prevent injury to the emerging crop seedlings. SPARTAN ADVANCE applied after crop emergence will cause severe injury to the crop. Refer to the specific directions of use for a particular crop/use pattern as set forth below for additional information. SPARTAN ADVANCE herbicide exhibits excellent crop safety. Poor growing conditions, such as excessive moisture, cool temperatures, and soil compaction or the presence of various pathogens may impact seedling vigor. Under these conditions, the active ingredients in SPARTAN ADVANCE can contribute to crop response. If adequate moisture (1/2\" to 1\" of rainfall or irrigation) is not received within 7 to 10 days, erratic preemergent weed control may result. Erratic preemergent weed control may also occur if dry conditions persist throughout the growing season. Additional moisture is needed throughout the growing season to maintain herbicide activity and prevent weed escapes.

Observe all instructions, crop restrictions, mixing directions, application precautions, replanting directions, rotational crop guidelines and other label information of each product when tank mixing with SPARTAN ADVANCE. In addition to general application information, refer to the specific directions of use for a particular crop/use pattern as set forth.


Ground Application

Use a conventional low pressure herbicide boom sprayer equipped with suitable nozzles and screens. Apply uniformly using properly calibrated nozzles and screens and strainers no finer than 50 mesh. Use 10 to 40 gallons of spray solution per acre. Do not exceed 40 psi spray pressure unless required by the spray nozzle manufacturer. Water or clear liquid fertilizer solutions (28–32% nitrogen only) may be used as the carrier for SPARTAN ADVANCE when applied alone or in tank mixtures with other registered herbicides. A jar test is recommended to determine the compatibility of SPARTAN ADVANCE and the fertilizer solution.

A nonionic surfactant (NIS) or a wetting agent labeled for use with herbicides is required for SPARTAN ADVANCE applications. Add surfactant at 2 quarts per 100 gallons of spray solution. The surfactant must contain at least 70% active ingredient. Read and follow all applicable use directions, precautions and restrictions on the surfactant label.

When an adjuvant is to be used with this product, FMC recommends use of a Chemical Producers and Distributors Association certified adjuvant. Continuous agitation is required until all spray mixture has been applied. Avoid swath overlaps. Shut off spray booms while turning, slowing or stopping, as over application may result. Do not allow SPARTAN ADVANCE spray mixtures to sit overnight as settling of product and difficulty of re-suspending may occur.

Avoid all direct, and/or indirect spray contact with non-target plants. Do not apply near desirable vegetation. Allow adequate distance between target area and desirable plants to minimize exposure.

Aerial Application

SPARTAN ADVANCE may be applied by air using properly calibrated nozzle types and arrangements that will provide optimum coverage while producing minimal amounts of fine droplets. Apply sufficient spray volume to achieve adequate coverage. Apply a minimum of five (5) gallons of finished spray per acre. Do not apply when wind speed favors drift beyond the area intended for treatment.</para>


For band treatments, apply the broadcast equivalent rate and volume per acre. To determine rate, use the formula in the label.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

TOBACCO (Burley, Flue Cured, and Dark)

Spartan ADVANCE may be applied pre-plant or pre-plant incorporated (to a depth no greater than 2 inches) from 12 hours to 14 days prior to transplanting tobacco. In corporating Spartan Advance deeper than 2 inches can result in inconsistent weed control.

Broadcast apply the appropriate Spartan Advance rate in a minimum of 10 gallons per acre of water, to the soil prior to transplanting.

Non-Bedded (Fields where raised beds are NOT formed prior to transplanting) Perform all accepted cultural practices for land preparation, fertilizater/fungicide incorporated, etc. prior to the application of Spartan Advance. Once the field has been prepared for planting, Spartan Advance may be surface applied or lightly pre-plant incorporated from 12 hours up to 14 days prior to transplanting.

If Spartan Advance is surface applied and it is necessary to remove equipment tracks but prior to transplanting, any light finishing equipment may be used providing the soil is not disturbed to a depth greater than 2 inches.

If timely cultivations are not performed following a pre-transplant surface application, reduced/unacceptable weed control may occur in the drill.

Bedded (Fields where raised beds ARE formed PRIOR to transplanting)

Apply Spartan Advance to formed beds as a surface application from 12 hours to 14 days prior to transplanting. If it is customary to drag/knock down beds prior to transplanting, this procedure must be performed prior to the Spartan Advance application. When incorporating prior to bedding, Spartan Advance must be thoroughly and uniformly incorporated to a depth no greater than 2 inches to avoid concentrating Spartan Advance in the bed.

If initial transplanting fails to produce a uniform stand, tobacco may be replanted. DO NOT re-treat field with a second application of Spartan Advance and DO NOT re-bed. Re-transplant into previously formed, treated beds. For broad spectrum and optimum grass weed control a grass herbicide application will be required.

When Applied according to directions, Spartan Advance will provide control of emerged weeds as a burndown application to beds.

Refer to General Postemergent Weeds Controlled Table.

When Applied according to directions, Spartan advance will provide Pre-emergent control of weeds listed.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours