CHRISTMAS TREE PLANTATIONS - 2-4 MONTHS - WEEDS CONTROL

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

CHRISTMAS TREE PLANTATIONS

Oryzalin 4 Pro-Alone

Apply Oryzalin 4 Pro as a directed spray to the soil surface or as an overtop spray to established plantings of field grown Christmas tree species, including fir (Abies spp.), Pine (Pinus spp.), and spruce (Picea spp.). Follow all instructions provided in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the label.

Special Use Precautions

DO NOT apply to Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). DO NOT apply to seedbeds or seedling transplant beds. Apply only to established plants that have been transplanted into their final 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.

Minimum Time Between Applications (Months): 2

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.