Spray Volume: Apply Miresa in 50 gallons or more of spray solution per acre by ground spray equipment or in 15 gallons or more per acre by aircraft equipment unless otherwise specified under individual crop use directions. Adjust spray volume as crop growth increases to ensure thorough coverage of foliage and fruit. Check equipment calibration frequently. Complete coverage and uniform application are essential for the most effective results, especially when lower spray volumes are applied.
Aerial application is prohibited in New York State.
Chemigation: Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.
Mixing: Add specified amount of Miresa into the spray tank while filling with water to the desired level. While mixing, maintain agitation. Be sure that the Miresa is thoroughly dispersed in the spray tank prior to the addition of any other materials.
Compatibility: The following procedure should be followed when determining the compatibility of Miresa with other products: Pour the recommended proportions of the products into a suitable container of water. Mix thoroughly and allow to stand at least five (5) minutes. If the combination remains mixed or can be re-mixed readily, the mixture is considered physically compatible. For further information, contact your local Agbiome Innovations, Inc. representative.
Rotational Crops: Any crop not specified on this label may be planted in treated areas 120 days after last application.
OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS WHEN SPRAYING IN THE VICINITY OF AQUATIC AREAS SUCH AS LAKES; RESERVOIRS; RIVERS; PERMANENT STREAMS; MARSHES OR NATURAL PONDS; ESTUARIES AND COMMERCIAL FISH FARM PONDS.
Spray Drift Management: The interaction of many equipment and weather related factors determine the potential for spray drift. The applicator Is responsible for considering all of these factors when making application decisions. Avoiding spray drift Is the responsibility of the applicator.
Buffer Zone Requirements: For soil or foliar applications, do not apply by ground within 25 feet, or by air within 150 feet of lakes; reservoirs; rivers; permanent streams; marshes or natural ponds; estuaries and commercial fish farm ponds.
Recommendations For Aerial Applications: The spray boom should be mounted on the aircraft so as to minimize drift caused by wing tip vortices. The minimum practical boom length should be used and must not exceed 75% of the wing span or rotor diameter.
Importance of Droplet Size: An important factor influencing drift is droplet size. Small droplets (<150 - 200 microns) drift to a greater extent than large droplets. Within typical equipment specifications, applications should be made to deliver the largest droplet spectrum that provides sufficient control and coverage. Formation of very small droplets may be minimized by appropriate nozzle selection by orienting nozzles away from the air stream as much as possible and avoiding excessive spray boom pressure. Spray should be released at the lowest possible height consistent with good pest control and flight safety. Applications more than 10 feet above the crop canopy should be avoided.
Wind Speed Restrictions: Drift potential increases at wind speeds of less than 3 mph (due to inversion potential) or more than 10 mph. However, many factors, including droplet size, canopy and equipment specifications determine drift potential at any given wind speed. Do not apply when winds are greater than 15 mph and avoid gusty and windless conditions. Avoiding applications when wind direction Is toward the aquatic area can reduce risk of exposure to sensitive aquatic areas.
Restrictions During Temperature Inversions: Do not make aerial or ground applications during temperature inversions. Drift potential is high during temperature inversions. Temperature inversions restrict vertical air mixing, which causes small suspended droplets to remain close to the ground and move laterally in a concentrated cloud. Temperature inversions are characterized by increasing temperature with altitude and are common on nights with limited cloud cover and light to no wind. They begin to form as the sun sets and often continue into the morning. Their presence can be indicated by ground fog; however, if fog is not present the movement of smoke from a ground source can also identify inversions. Smoke that layers and moves laterally in a concentrated cloud (under low wind conditions) indicates an inversion, while smoke that moves upward and rapidly dissipates indicates good vertical mixing.
Airblast (Air Assist) Specific Recommendations for Tree Crops and Vineyards: Airblast sprayers carry droplets into the canopy of trees/vines via a radially or laterally directed air stream. The following specific drift management practices should be followed:
- Adjust deflectors and aiming devices so that spray is only directed into the canopy
- Block off upward pointed nozzles when there is no overhanging canopy
- Use only enough air volume to penetrate the canopy and provide good coverage
- Do not allow the spray to go beyond the edge of the cultivated area (i.e. turn off sprayer when turning at end rows)
- Only spray inward, toward the orchard or vineyard, for applications outside rows
Runoff Management: Do not cultivate within 10 feet of the aquatic areas to allow growth of a vegetative filter strip. When used on erodible soils, best management practices for minimizing runoff should be employed. Consult your local Soil Conservation Service for recommendations in your use area.
CROP-SPECIFIC USE DIRECTIONS
Apply Miresa in a preventative spray schedule when conditions are favorable for disease (such as budbreak when the first green tissue is viable). Continue applications of Miresa at 7- to 14- day intervals if weather conditions are conducive to disease development. Use shorter spray intervals during bud break and rapid shoot elongation. The expanding shoot tip must be protected. Reduce the application interval for varieties that are highly susceptible to the indicated disease or when severe disease conditions exist.
Apply Miresa in sufficient spray volume for thorough coverage. Tank-mixing the lowest labeled rate of a spray surfactant with Miresa may improve spray coverage and penetration of the active ingredient into plant tissue. The use of ground application is preferred because of the difficulty in penetrating the canopy and obtaining thorough coverage of the foliage and stems by air. A maximum of 32 oz. of Miresa may be applied per acre per crop season. Do not cut cover crops in treated areas for feed or allow livestock to graze treated areas. Miresa may be applied up to 36 days before harvest.
RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: Miresa is a demethylation inhibitor (DMI) fungicide. It may be applied in a tank-mix or alternated (every other spray application) with a non-DMI fungicide as a resistance management strategy. Tank-mixing Miresa with other DMI fungicides is not recommended.