ORNAMENTAL PLANTINGS - FIELD GROWN AND CONTAINER-GROWN ORNAMENTALS - 3-6 MONTHS - WEEDS SUPPRESSED

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Oryzalin 4 Pro herbicide is a preemergence surface-applied product for the control of many annual grasses and broadleaf weeds in ornamental plantings, bulbs, ground covers/perennials, established warm-season turfgrass, Christmas tree plantations, non-bearing trees and vines, and non-cropland and industrial sites.

Oryzalin 4 Pro is orange in color and may cause temporary discoloration of sprayed surfaces. If this discoloration is undesirable, it may be altered by using a commercially available colorant such as Blazon or removed by spraying surface with water or washing with an industrial cleaner immediately after application. Oryzalin 4 Pro may also be applied with mulch colorants, such as Mulch Magic or Nu-Mulch.

Treatment of Plant Species Not Listed on the Label for Oryzalin 4 Pro

Users who wish to use Oryzalin 4 Pro on plant species not recommended on the label may determine the suitability for use by treating a small number of such plants at a recommended rate. Prior to treatment of larger areas, the treated plants should be observed for any sign of herbicidal injury during 30-60 days of normal growing conditions to determine if the treatment is non-injurious to the target plant species. The user assumes responsibility for any plant damage or other liability resulting from use of Oryzalin 4 Pro on plant species not recommended on the label.

Aerial Application

DO NOT aerially apply this product.

Chemigation

DO NOT apply this product through any type of irrigation system.

Grazing

DO NOT graze or feed forage from treated areas to livestock.

Precaution

Avoid spray drift to non-target areas when applying Oryzalin 4 Pro. Spray drift may result in reduced emergence of non-target plants adjacent to the treated area. Poor weed control may result if directions are not followed.

Over-application may result in crop injury or excessive soil residue.

APPLICATION

Soil Preparation

Oryzalin 4 Pro controls weeds growing from seed. Oryzalin 4 Pro will not control emerged weeds. Oryzalin 4 Pro does not control established weeds, weeds growing from stolons, rhizomes, or root pieces. Therefore, areas to be treated should be free of emerged weeds. Weed residues, pruning, and trash should be thoroughly mixed into the soil or removed prior to treatment. In field applications, the soil should be in good tilth and free of clods at the time of application.

Ground Application

Apply Oryzalin 4 Pro as a directed spray to the soil surface or over the top of plants. Use only a properly calibrated, low-pressure, herbicide sprayer that will apply the spray uniformly. Use screens no finer than 50 mesh in nozzles and in-line strainers. Apply the appropriate rate of Oryzalin 4 Pro as outlined in APPROVED USES section of the label.

In all cases, use sufficient water volume to obtain uniform coverage and deliver the desired rate of Oryzalin 4 Pro to the treated area. The volume of water used is not critical as long as the desired rate of Oryzalin 4 Pro is delivered uniformly across the area treated. When calibrating, determine the volume of water delivered by the sprayer to a given area (100 Sq ft, 1 acre, etc.). Then mix the desired rate of Oryzalin 4 Pro in the amount of water required to cover the entire area to be treated. As the amount of water used (spray volume) decreases, the importance of accurate calibration and uniform application increases.

Check the sprayer daily to ensure proper calibration and uniform application. Maintain continuous agitation from mixing through application.

Avoid spray pattern skips and overlaps that may result in incomplete coverage or over-application.

Hand Held or Backpack Sprayer Application

The amount of water used to apply Oryzalin 4 Pro herbicide is not critical, but should be sufficient for uniform coverage of the target area.

Calibrate by determining the volume of water required to treat 1,000 square feet. Use this calibration volume to determine the amount of water and Oryzalin 4 Pro herbicide needed to treat the target area (see the following calibration example). Note: Sprayer calibration (volume of spray needed to treat 1,000 square feet) will vary with each individual operator.

ACTIVATION AND CULTIVATION

Oryzalin 4 Pro will remain stable on the soil surface up to 21 days following application. In the absence of timely rainfall, irrigation can be used to activate Oryzalin 4 Pro. A minimum of one-half (1/2) inch of rain or its equivalent in sprinkler irrigation is necessary to activate Oryzalin 4 Pro. If weeds begin to emerge due to lack of rainfall or irrigation, shallow cultivate 1-2 inches deep to destroy existing weeds, or remove them by hand. Shallow cultivation to a depth of 1-2 inches will enhance herbicidal effectiveness. If Oryzalin 4 Pro is not activated by rainfall, irrigation, or cultivation within 21 days of application, or existing weeds have not been removed, erratic weed control may result.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

ORNAMENTAL PLANTINGS

Oryzalin 4 Pro is recommended for use on certain landscape container- and field-grown established ornamental plants including: trees, shrubs, ground covers/perennials, flowers, non-bearing fruit and nut trees, non-bearing vineyards, and in the production of ornamental bulbs. (See ORNAMENTAL BULBS section for special use directions.)

Special Use Precautions

Apply only to established plants that have been transplanted into their growing location for a sufficient period of time to allow the soil to be firmly settled around the roots from packing and rainfall or irrigation.

Rooted liners should be removed from their original growing containers and placed in new containers at least two weeks prior to treatment or injury may occur.

To avoid possible injury, DO NOT apply Oryzalin 4 Pro to:

- Nursery, forest or Christmas trees: seedling beds, cutting beds, or transplant beds.

- Unrooted liners or cuttings that have been planted in pots for the first time.

- Pots less than four inches wide.

- Ground covers until they are established and well rooted.

- Ornamental plantings where there is likelihood of runoff onto lawn areas.

- Areas containing dichondra or cool season turfgrass species.

On container grown ornamentals where weed seed germination continues for extended periods of time, DO NOT make repeat applications of Oryzalin 4 Pro for at least 90 days or crop injury may occur.

Application of Oryzalin 4 Pro over the top of plants with newly forming buds may cause injury. In this situation, a directed spray is recommended.

For soils treated with Oryzalin 4 Pro during the previous season, plant only the ornamental species listed on the label or injury may occur.

ICE PLANT

When establishing unrooted ice plant on coarse-textured soils in landscaping plantings, DO NOT exceed the 2 quart per acre rate of Oryzalin 4 Pro or crop injury may occur.

Minimum Time Between Applications (Months): 3

Restricted Entry Interval

24 hours

Exception: If the product is soil-injected or soil incorporated, the Worker Protection Standard, under certain circumstances, allows workers to enter the treated area if there will be no contact with anything that has been treated.