EXPORT USE: FRUITING VEGETABLES CROP GROUP 8

General Information

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Apron XL 350ES is a systemic fungicide seed treatment for protection against damage from Pythium and Phytophthora species causing damping-off, seed rot, and systemic downy mildew diseases on specified crops. Where rate ranges are given, use the higher specified rate when disease pressure is expected to be severe.

For protection against other soil-borne diseases, such as Rhizoctonia species, Apron XL 350ES should be applied in combination with other registered seed treatment fungicides.

Resistance Management
For resistance management, Apron XL 350ES contains a Group 4/mefenoxam fungicide. Any fungal population may contain individuals naturally resistant to Apron XL 350ES and other Group 4 fungicides. A gradual or total loss of pest control may occur over time if these fungicides are used repeatedly in the same fields. Appropriate resistance-management strategies should be followed.

Mefenoxam belongs to the phenylamide class of chemistry which interferes with fungal RNA synthesis.

To delay fungicide resistance, take one or more of the following steps:
- Rotate the use of Apron XL 350ES or other Group 4 fungicides within a growing season sequence with different groups that control the same pathogens.
- Use tank mixtures with fungicide from a different group that are equally effective on the target pest when such use is permitted. Use at least the minimum application rate as labeled by the manufacturer.
- Adopt an integrated disease management program for fungicide use that includes scouting, uses historical information related to pesticide use, and crop rotation, and which considers host plant resistance, impact of environmental conditions on disease development, disease thresholds, as well as cultural, biological and other chemical control practices.
- Where possible, make use of predictive disease models to effectively time fungicide applications. Note that using predictive models alone is not sufficient to manage resistance.
- Monitor treated fungal populations for resistance development.
- Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisor for any additional pesticide resistance-management and/or IPM recommendations for specific crop and pathogens.
- For further information or to report suspected resistance contact Syngenta at 1-866-Syngent(a) (866-796-4368). You can also contact your pesticide distributor or university extension specialist to report resistance.

Syngenta encourages responsible product stewardship to ensure effective long term control of the fungal diseases on this label.

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS
Important: Always re-circulate Apron XL 350ES thoroughly before using.

Follow the manufacturer’s application instructions for the seed treatment equipment being used.

Apply Apron XL 350ES as a water-based slurry utilizing standard slurry seed treatment equipment which provides uniform seed coverage. The total application volume must be sufficient to provide desired level of coverage. Dilution is typically done with water or liquid inoculants. Thoroughly mix the specified amount of Apron XL 350ES into the required amount of water or liquid inoculant for the slurry treater and dilution rate to be used. Uneven or incomplete seed coverage may not give the desired level of disease control.

Certain crops require addition of inoculants when the seed is treated or planted. Apron XL 350ES is compatible with several liquid inoculant products. Consult the maker of the inoculant product and a Syngenta representative for directions before applying Apron XL 350ES with inoculants.

Continuous agitation or mixing of the slurry mixture is necessary to prevent settling out of the solution. Clean out any unused product from the treater after treating or maintain constant agitation if the leftover slurry will be maintained overnight.

- Use an EPA-approved dye or colorant that imparts an unnatural color to the seed as stated in 40 CFR 153.155(c).
- Allow seed to dry before bagging.

Follow planter manufacturer’s specifications for use of talc or other hopper box additives at planting. Seed must be completely dry before adding to planter.

RESTRICTIONS
Not for use on-farm or for at-plant applications (e.g., hopper box, planter box, etc.). This product is to be applied as a water-based slurry through standard slurry- or mist-type commercial seed treatment equipment.

Do not apply this product in a way that will contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift.

An EPA-approved dye or colorant must be used that imparts an unnatural color to the seed as stated in 40 CFR 153.155(c).

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

SEED CONTAINER LABEL REQUIREMENTS – EXPORT USE

The Federal Seed Act requires that containers of treated seeds must be labeled with the following statements:
- This seed has been treated with Mefenoxam (Metalaxyl-M) fungicide.
- Do not use for feed, food, or oil purposes.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires the following statements on containers of seeds treated for Export Use with Apron XL 350ES:
- TREATED SEED FOR EXPORT ONLY – NOT FOR DOMESTIC SALE OR USE IN THE UNITED STATES.

EXPORTER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING SEED CONTAINER LABEL REQUIREMENTS IN COUNTRY OF DESTINATION OR USE. MAXIMUM USE RATES SPECIFIED ON THIS LABEL MUST NOT BE EXCEEDED.

Resistance Management:
- Refer to Section 3.1.

Additional Use Directions
- Verify the Actual Registered Rate in Country of Destination or Use. However, Maximum Use Rates Specified on This Label Must Not Be Exceeded.

Restricted Entry Interval

48 hours

Exception: If the seed is treated with the product and the treated seed is soil-injected or soilincorporated, 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.

Timings