VINE CROPS

General Information

PRODUCT INFORMATION

EMPLOY stimulates the plant’s natural growth and defense systems, enhancing overall plant health. Healthier plants exhibit increased plant stamina and vigor, leading to one or more of the following benefits: improved stand, suppression of nematode egg production, increased marketable yield, enhanced quality, extended shelf life, and improved transplant recovery

EMPLOY is a new tool for use in Integrated Crop Management (ICM). It has no direct killing effect on pests. Product efficacy is based on its ability to activate the plant’s own internal defense and growth mechanisms. EMPLOY works best when used in conjunction with good crop management practices.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

NEMATODE EGG SUPPRESSION AND PLANT GROWTH

EMPLOY can be used to suppress nematode egg production while improving plant and root growth. EMPLOY offers a different mode of action for nematode suppression. Use of a labeled preplant application of a soil fumigant, contact nematicide, or nematicidal seed treatment is typically needed for nematode management in most crops. Apply EMPLOY for supplemental suppression of nematode egg production.

GROWTH ENHANCEMENT AND MARKETABLE YIELD

Use EMPLOY to overcome transplant shock, increase plant health and vigor, and to enhance crop quality and marketable production.

SITES

Use EMPLOY for greenhouse, shadehouse, and field production of all plants listed on the label.

COVERAGE

Use spray volume adequate to obtain coverage without runoff. Uniform or full leaf coverage is helpful but is not required.

DAYS TO HARVEST

Apply EMPLOY up to the day of harvest.

GENERAL USE PRECAUTIONS

USE PROMPTLY

Use EMPLOY on the same day it is mixed with water. Carefully reseal opened packages to minimize exposure to air and moisture. Use opened packages within 3 weeks.

Refer in the label regarding tank mix instructions.

Precautions: Do not use EMPLOY in tank mixes or water below pH 5 or above pH 10. Do not mix this product with pyrophosphates, phosphoric acid, or other strong oxidizers.

Surfactants: Use only non-ionic adjuvants approved for use on growing crops.

CROP RIPENING

Crop maturing can infrequently differ in crops treated with EMPLOY. User must monitor crop for maturity and harvest accordingly.

RAIN

Do not apply during rain. Reapplication is not necessary if the spray has dried before rain begins.

STRESSED PLANTS

Plants must be actively growing at the time of foliar applications. Applications made to plants that are stressed by extreme heat, cold, moisture, or nutrient deficiency can be less effective.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Apply EMPLOY as a pre-transplant foliar, root dip, or as a foliar application.

Pre-plant Dip: Apply as a pre-plant foliar or root dip to vegetable, cucurbit and cole crops, tobacco and small fruit crops at the rate of 3 to 9 oz per 100 gallons of water immediately prior to transplanting. Completely immerse planting stock in solution. DO NOT reuse water solution. Dip, soak or expose plants for a minimum of 2 to 5 minutes. Dispose of dip solution according to local restrictions. Plant treated plants as quickly as possible. For continued crop management follow with foliar applications of EMPLOY as specified in the tables in the label.

Foliar Application: Apply EMPLOY as a greenhouse or field application using conventional ground or aerial equipment. Use EMPLOY to enhance plant growth and vigor and to increase marketable production; and as part of an IPM program to assist disease management.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

VINE CROPS

Timing: Apply at 21 to 28-day intervals beginning when new shoot growth is present.

DILUTION WATER QUANTITY (For ground application)

If one ounce of EMPLOY is diluted in more than 35 gallons of chlorinated water (e.g., municipal water), add a labeled water treatment product to remove excess chlorine. Consult your Plant Health Care representative if you need further directions on water treatment.

Restricted Entry Interval

4 hours