WARM - SEASON GRASSES - BUFFALOGRASS - RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL TURF

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ is a plant growth regulator and is an odorless microemulsion concentrate (MEC). Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ mixes completely with water and may be tank mixed with many commonly used pesticides and liquid fertilizers.

Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ is effective only by absorption through the grass foliage and not by plant uptake of the product through the soil. Within one hour after application, Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ will not wash off the grass foliage. A number of factors affect the activity and performance of Quali-Pro TNEX 1 AQ when used for growth management of turfgrasses including, but not limited to, the following:

- environmental conditions

- turfgrass management and cultural practices that affect grass growth and vigor

- level of plant fertility

- availability of moisture

- plant vigor

- state of grass growth

Watering-in is not necessary for activation of Quali- Pro T-NEX 1 AQ.

TURFGRASS: Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ reduces the growth of warm- and cool-season turfgrasses. When used according to directions for turf growth management, Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ reduces the frequency of mowing and the amount of grass clippings generated by mowing. Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ applications may also increase the color, quality and density of turf.

Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ can be applied to the following sites that have well-maintained, quality turfgrass areas:

- lawns (residential and commercial)

- golf courses

- sod farms

- sports fields, cemeteries, and similar areas

- difficult-to-mow areas

Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ minimizes the need for edging of turfgrass along sidewalks, curbs, parking lots, driveways, flower beds, fences and around posts, storage sheds, and trees.

USE DIRECTIONS FOR APPLICATIONS TO TURFGRASS

MOWING

For greater suppression with Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ, maintain turfgrass at lower mowing heights. Note that the rates given in the Application Rate Tables are for turf at typical mowing heights, therefore the application rates should be adjusted based on the grass height at application. The lower the height of cut of the particular turfgrass species, the less material is required to provide the desired turf growth regulator effect.

Turfgrass injury can be minimized by using one of the following options:

1. mow 4 hours after the application of Quali- Pro T-NEX 1 AQ, OR

2. mow 1 hour before application of Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ

EQUIPMENT

Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ may be applied using one of the following types of spray equipment:

- backpack sprayers

- hand sprayers

- boom sprayers

- spraygun application devices

Use only spray equipment that have been thoroughly cleaned before use. Ensure that the sprayer will deliver an accurate and uniform spray by calibration of the equipment. After use, clean the sprayer with clean water and dispose of rinsate according to label directions.

MIXING INSTRUCTIONS

1. Add Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ to a sufficient amount of water (ex., 0.5 to 4.0 gallons of water per 1,000 sq. ft.).

2. Mix only the volume of spray mixture required for the square footage to be treated.

3. Ensure adequate agitation during application.

4. When Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ is used as a tank mix with other products, agitation is required.

5. Apply Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ in a uniform manner to ensure thorough coverage of the crop.

For tank mixtures, use only if the mixing partner is registered for this use. Do not mix Quali-Pro TNEX 1 AQ with any product which prohibits such mixing. Do not exceed any label application rate and follow the most restrictive label precautions and limitations. Refer to the tank mix partner label(s) for further information.

Backpack and Hand Sprayers (0.5 to 4.0 gallon capacities)

Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ Alone: Fill the spray tank with total amount of water required. Add the appropriate amount of Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ. Close the spray tank, and agitate to ensure a uniform solution. Make spray applications to turfgrass.

Boom and Hand Gun Sprayers Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ Alone: Fill the spray tank with total amount of water required. Agitate the water while adding Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ.

Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ Plus Tank Mixtures: Before mixing Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ with other components, determine the compatibility of the tank mix using the TANK MIX COMPATIBILITY TEST.

Refer in the label for tank mix procedures.

TANK MIX COMPATIBILITY TEST

Add relative proportionate amounts of Quali-Pro TNEX 1 AQ, other products to be used, and the water in a clear glass quart jar with a lid. Close the lid and invert the jar several times and observe the mixture for approximately 30 minutes. The mixture is not compatible if the following is observed: formation of balls, flakes, sludges, gels, oily films or layers; or precipitates.

APPLICATION NEAR AND AROUND MONUMENTS AND HARDSCAPE MATERIALS

Brass, bronze, concrete, marble, granite, or other types of stone are not stained by Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ when applied at normal dilution rates. To ensure Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ will not stain other materials, test Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ on a small scale basis before using on a larger scale.

PRE-STRESS CONDITIONING OF TURFGRASS

To delay the onset of stress, improve turf survival under stress, and enhance the turf’s recovery from stress, make multiple applications of Quali- Pro T-NEX 1 AQ. Normal turf cultural practices such as fertilization, irrigation, drainage, mowing height, etc. should be maintained.

Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ can be applied to healthy, actively growing turf before the onset of stress and may continue to be applied throughout the growing season as long as the turf remains healthy. Do not apply more than 7.0 fl. oz. per 1,000 sq. ft. per year.

Application of Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ may produce turfgrass root-mass which is often greater in treated turf than in similar, untreated turf. This increase in turfgrass root-mass is a result of the reduction in turf top growth, thereby redirecting the energy to below-ground plant parts and increasing production of the root and rhizome system.

Enhanced fungicide performance has been demonstrated in research trials when monthly applications of Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ at the label rate, or biweekly applications at 1/2 the label rate, were shown to strengthen the turfgrass and to help it resist disease. Since mowing is less frequent and removal of leaf material is reduced, contact and systemic fungicide products remain more effective in or on the turf longer.

Multiple applications of Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ will result in smaller, more compact turfgrass and reduced leaf area. This causes a reduction in transpiration and water use, and improves drought tolerance of the turfgrass. Loss of moisture from soil evaporation is reduced by the increased turf density allowing soil moisture to be available due to increased root depth and mass. Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ also may increase carbohydrate levels in turfgrass; increased carbohydrate levels have been shown to enhance heat and cold tolerance of turfgrass.

POA ANNUA CONVERSION/RENOVATION

When overseeding or renovating existing turf infested with strands of Poa annua, Quali-Pro TNEX 1 AQ use allows better germination and seedling growth of the more desirable turf, results in fewer clippings and thus reduces maintenance traffic on new seedlings. Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ is foliarly-absorbed therefore does not affect seed germination. Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ should be applied 1 to 5 days before seeding, and before verticutting, scalping, spiking, or other similar operations.

Temporary initial discoloration of turfgrass infested with Poa annua is possible with aggressive application rates of Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ. In the subsequent spring season, apply Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ at the higher rate for the turf type and setting listed in the Application Rate Tables. As described above, the success of this treatment will also depend on other factors such as growing conditions, fertilization, rainfall, and other agronomic and environmental conditions.

BERMUDAGRASS OVERSEEDING

In addition to normal turfgrass cultural practices, Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ applications to Bermudagrass enhance the establishment of cool season turfgrasses and help ensure new seedling vigor and growth, will result in fewer clippings, and less maintenance traffic on new seedlings. Since Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ is foliarly-absorbed, germination and seedling growth is unaffected by Quali- Pro T-NEX 1 AQ.

Apply Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ 1 to 5 days before seeding, and before verticutting, scalping, spiking, or other similar operations to the bermudagrass.

Aggressive application rates of Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ may cause temporary initial discoloration of turfgrass. To avoid discoloration, use the normal seeding rates for your area and turf setting (lawn, fairway, etc.). The success of overseeding will depend on a number of factors including growing conditions, fertilization, rainfall, and other agronomic and environmental conditions. See the Application Rate Tables for maintenance application rates.

APPLICATIONS WITH TURF MARKING PAINT

The duration of marking paint on turf can be extended when Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ is applied before or with the marking agents. When used with latex-based marking agents, mix Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ with water before adding the marking agent. For further directions, read the product label for the marking agent and the Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ + Tank Mixtures section of the label.

Use Rate:

- 1 ounce of Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ in 1 gallon of marking paint treats approximately 1,000 sq. ft. of line surface area.

PLANT TOLERANCE

The grasses listed on the label have been shown to be tolerant of Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ. It is impossible to test every species and cultivars of grasses for tolerance to Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ. Before commercial use, the professional user should determine if Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ can be used safely on grasses not listed in the Application Rate Table by conducting small scale tests. The lower recommended rate for turf setting (lawn, fairway, etc.) should be tested and evaluated for phytotoxicity and growth inhibition prior to use on a large scale.

PRECAUTIONS

- Normal recommended cultural practices (such as irrigation; fertilization; and weed, disease and insect control) should continue when necessary in areas treated with Quali- Pro T-NEX 1 AQ to ensure quality turf.

- Because some herbicides can injure turf, tank mixes with Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ should be tested on a small scale before widespread use. See the directions for testing in the TANK MIX COMPATIBILITY TEST section above.

- Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ may cause temporary yellowing of turfgrass which usually disappears about one week after application. If readily available nitrogen (0.2-0.5 lb. of actual nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft.) is applied to turfgrass, the yellowing is minimized and the green color is enhanced. Alternatively, recommended rates of iron per 1,000 sq ft. can also be used.

- Regulation of full growth by Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ usually begins at 3-5 days after application.

- If using Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ in a tank mixture, observe all directions for use, sites, use rate dilution ratios, precautions and limitations, which appear on the tank-mix product’s label. Do not exceed any label use rate and follow the most restrictive label precautions and limitations. This product should not be applied with any product which prohibits such mixing.

- Do not apply Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ through any type of irrigation system.

- Do not graze areas or feed turfgrass clippings to livestock.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

WARM - SEASON GRASSES - BUFFALOGRASS - RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL TURF

Seedheads: Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ suppresses seedhead formation in hybrid bermudagrass, and partially suppresses seedhead formation in annual bluegrass, bahiagrass, buffalograss, carpetgrass, common bermudagrass, Kentucky bluegrass, and tall fescue at rates equal to or higher than the rates in these tables and only if Quali-Pro T-NEX 1 AQ is applied prior to seedhead formation. Do not apply more than 7.0 fl. oz. per 1,000 sq. ft. per year.

Residential and Commercial Turf includes sites such as, but not limited to, business sites, cemeteries, golf course roughs, home lawns, parks, recreation areas, sod farms, and sports fields.

Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.

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