ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR USE ON DICAMBA-TOLERANT COTTON OR DICAMBA-TOLERANT SOYBEANS - GEORGIA
Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology is a foliar systemic broadleaf herbicide with residual control of grass and certain broadleaf weeds in:
- dicamba-tolerant cotton (preplant, at-planting, preemergence, postemergence (In-crop) application)
- dicamba-tolerant soybeans (preplant, at-planting, preemergence, postemergence (In-crop) application)
- non-dicamba-tolerant soybeans (preplant application)
This product needs a minimum of 1/2 inch of either rainfall or irrigation following application to activate residual weed control. If rainfall or irrigation is not received within 10 days after application, residual weed control may be reduced. Under these conditions, cultivate or use other weed control measures if weeds develop. Rainfall or irrigation occurring within 4 hours after postemergence application may reduce effectiveness.
Weed Resistance Management Practices
For resistance management, please note that Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology contains both a Group 4/[dicamba] and a Group 15/[S-metolachlor] herbicide. Any weed population may contain plants naturally resistant to Group 4 and/or Group 15 herbicides. The resistant individuals may dominate the weed population if these herbicides are used repeatedly in the same fields. Appropriate resistance-management strategies should be followed. Contact your local Syngenta representative, retailer, crop advisor or extension agent to determine if weeds resistant to modes of action contained in this product are present in your area. Do not assume that each listed weed is being controlled by multiple modes of action. Premixes are intended to broaden the spectrum of weeds that are controlled. Some weeds may be controlled by only one of the active ingredients in this product. If resistant biotypes have been reported, use the full labeled rate of this product, apply at the labeled timing, and tank-mix with an additional different mode of action product so there are multiple effective modes of application for each suspected resistant weed.
PRINCIPLES OF HERBICIDE RESISTANT WEED MANAGEMENT
Scout and know your field
- Know weed species present in the field to be treated through scouting and field history. An understanding of weed biology is useful in designing a resistance management strategy. Ensure the weed management program will control all weeds present.
- Fields should be scouted prior to application to determine species present and growth stage. Always apply this herbicide at the full labeled rate and correct timing for the weeds present in the field.
Utilize non-herbicidal practices to add diversity
- Use diversified management tactics such as cover crops, mechanical weed control, harvest weed seed control, and crop rotation as appropriate.
Use good agronomic practices, start clean and stay clean
- Use good agronomic practices that enhance crop competitiveness.
- Plant into weed-free fields utilizing tillage or an effective burndown herbicide for control of emerged weeds.
- Sanitize farm equipment to avoid spreading seed or vegetative propagules prior to leaving fields.
Difficult to control weeds
- Fields with difficult to control weeds should be planted in rotation with crops that allow the use of herbicides with an alternative mode of action or different management practices.
- Difficult to control weeds may require sequential applications, such as a broad spectrum preemergence herbicide followed by one or more postemergence herbicide applications. Utilize herbicides containing different modes of action effective on the target weeds in sequential applications.
Do not overuse the technology
- Do not use more than two applications of this or any other herbicide with the same mode of action in a single growing season unless mixed with an herbicide with a different mode of action which provides overlapping spectrum for the difficult to control weeds.
Scout and inspect fields following application
- Prevent an influx of weeds into the field by controlling weeds in field borders.
- Scout fields after application to verify that the treatment was effective.
- Suspected herbicide resistant weeds may be identified by these indicators
- Failure to control a weed species normally controlled by the herbicide at the dose applied, especially if control is achieved on adjacent weeds;
- A spreading patch of non-controlled plants of a particular weed species; and
- Surviving plants mixed with controlled individuals of the same species.
- Report non-performance of this product to your Syngenta retailer, Syngenta representative, or call 1-866-Syngent(a) (866-796-4368). If resistance is suspected ensure weed escapes are controlled using an herbicide with an effective mode of action and/or use non-chemical means to prevent further seed production.
Prevent weed escapes before, during, and after harvest
Do not allow weed escapes to produce seed or vegetative structures such as tubers or stolons which contribute to spread and survival. Consider harvest weed seed management and control weeds post-harvest to prevent seed production.
Prior to applying this product in the 2019 growing season and each growing season thereafter, applicator(s) must complete dicamba or auxin-specific training. If training is available and required by the state where the applicator intends to apply this product, the applicator must complete that training. If the state where the application is intended does not require auxin or dicamba-specific training, then the applicator must complete dicamba or auxin-specific training provided by one of the following sources: a) a registrant of a dicamba product approved for in-crop use with dicamba-tolerant crops, or b) a state or state-authorized provider.
Record keeping is required for applications of this product. The certified applicator must keep the following records for a period of two years; records must be generated as soon as practical but no later than 72 hours after application and a record must be kept for each application of Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology. Records must be made available to State Pesticide Control Official(s), USDA, and EPA upon request. An example form summarizing record keeping requirements can be found on www.TaviumTankMix.com.
1. All Items required by 7 CFR Part 110 (RECORDKEEPING ON RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDES BY CERTIFIED APPLICATORS) including:
a. The brand or product name
b. The EPA registration number
c. The total amount applied
d. The month, day, and year of application
e. The location of the application
f. The crop, commodity, stored product, or site of application
g. The size of treated area
h. The name of the certified applicator
i. The certification number of the certified applicator
2. Training: Date and provider of required training completed and proof of completion.
3. Receipts of Purchase: Receipts or copies for the purchase of this product.
4. Product Label: A copy of this product label, and any state special local needs label that supplements this label.
5. Crop Planting Date: Record of the date at which the crop was planted.
6. Buffer Requirement: Record of the buffer distance calculation and any areas included within the buffer distance calculations as allowed in Sensitive Areas.
7. Sensitive Crops Awareness: Record that a sensitive crop registry was consulted and survey adjacent fields documenting the crops/areas surrounding the field prior to application. At a minimum, records must include the name of the sensitive crop registry and the date it was consulted and documentation of adjacent crops/areas and the date the survey was conducted (read Sensitive Crops for additional information).
8. Start and Finish Times of Each Application: Record of the time at which the application started and the time when the application finished.
9. Application Timing: Record of the type of application (for example: preemergence, postemergence) and number of days after planting if postemergence.
10. Air Temperature: Record of the air temperature in degrees Fahrenheit at the start and completion of each application.
11. Wind Speed and Direction: Record of the wind speed and direction (the direction from which the wind is blowing) at boom height at the start and completion of each application of this product (Read Spray Drift Management for information on wind speed).
12. Nozzle and Pressure: Record of the spray nozzle manufacturer/brand, type, orifice size, and operating pressure used during each application of this product (Read Importance of Droplet Size for information on nozzles and pressures.)
13. Tank Mix Products: Record of the brand names and EPA registration numbers (if available) for all products (pesticides, adjuvants, and other products) that were tank mixed with this product for each application (Read Spray Additivesfor more information on tank mixing.)
14. Spray System Cleanout: Record of compliance with the section of this label titled Sprayer Cleanout: Proper Spray System Equipment Cleanout. At a minimum, records must include the confirmation that the spray system was clean before using this product and that the post-application cleanout was completed in accordance with Sprayer Cleanout.
Methods of Application
Applications with Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology alone or in tank mixtures are permitted with ground equipment only. Preplant, at-planting, preemergence and postemergence (In-crop) applications are allowed as specified in CROP USE DIRECTIONS unless otherwise restricted in Use Restrictions.
- Configure spray equipment to provide accurate and uniform coverage of the target area and minimize potential for spray drift.
- To ensure accuracy, calibrate sprayer before each use. For information on spray equipment and calibration, consult spray equipment manufacturers and/or state recommendations.
- Only use sprayers that provide accurate and uniform application with nozzles designed to produce extremely coarse to ultra-coarse droplets in order to minimize drift (Importance of Droplet Size) and provide uniform coverage. The applicator must check the website found at www.TaviumTankMix.com for the list of nozzles approved for use with this product no later than seven days prior to application.
- Avoid using screens and strainers finer than 50-mesh.
- All ground application equipment must be properly maintained.
- All equipment must be washed to remove product residues after use (Sprayer Cleanout).
Application Volume and Spray Coverage
- For ground application, apply alone or in tank mixtures in a minimum of 15 gal/A of spray solution.
- Good spray coverage of emerged weeds is essential for optimum control.
- When weed vegetation is dense, increase spray volume and pressures to ensure coverage of the target weeds.
- Spray boom and nozzle heights must be adjusted to provide coverage of target weeds but not more than 24 inches above the target.
Equipment Ground Speed
Do not exceed a ground speed of 15 miles per hour. Select a ground speed that will deliver the desired spray volume while maintaining the desired spray pressure, but slower speeds generally result in better spray coverage and deposition on the target area. Provided the applicator can maintain the required nozzle pressure, it is recommended that tractor speed is reduced to 5 miles per hour at field edges.
1. Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology may only be tank-mixed with products that have been tested and found not to adversely affect the offsite movement potential of Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology The applicator must check the website found at www.TaviumTankMix.com no more than 7 days before applying Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology.
2. Thoroughly clean spray equipment before using this product (Sprayer Cleanout). Dispose of the cleaning solution in a responsible manner.
3. Prepare no more spray mixture than is needed for the immediate operation.
4. Flush the spray equipment thoroughly following each use and apply the rinsate to a previously treated area.
5. Pesticide, spray mixture, or rinsate that cannot be used according to label instructions must be disposed of according to federal, state, or local procedures. For guidance in proper disposal methods, contact your State Pesticide or Environmental Control Agency, or the Hazardous Waste representative at the nearest EPA Regional Office.
TAVIUM PLUS VAPORGRIP TECHNOLOGY ALONE
1. Fill the spray tank 1/2 to 2/3 full with clean water.
2. Begin tank agitation and continue throughout mixing and spraying.
3. Add Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology.
4. Add spray additives.
5. Fill the remainder of spray tank.
6. The tank mixture should be sprayed out as soon as it is prepared.
- DO NOT tank mix products containing ammonium salts such as ammonium sulfate (AMS) and urea ammonium nitrate (UAN). Small quantities of AMS can greatly increase the volatility potential of dicamba. Read the TANK MIXING INSTRUCTIONS of this label (Mixing Directions) for instructions regarding other tank mix products.
- DO NOT tank mix any product with Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology unless:
- The intended tank-mix product is identified on the list of tested products found at www.TaviumTankMix.com;
- The intended products are not prohibited on either this label or the label of the tank mix product; and
- All requirements and restrictions on www.TaviumTankMix.com; are followed.
- Auxin herbicides such as dicamba have the potential to volatilize in lower pH spray mixtures. Knowing the pH of your spray mixture and making the appropriate adjustments to avoid a low pH spray mixture (e.g., pH less than 5) can reduce the potential for volatilization to occur. Talk to your local agricultural consultant, extension agent, or Syngenta representative for recommendations to prevent low pH spray mixtures.
- Observe all precautions, directions for use and restrictions on the labels of each product used in tank mixtures.
- Follow the most restrictive label precautions and limitations.
- It is the pesticide user’s responsibility to ensure that all products are registered for the intended use. Read and follow the applicable restrictions and limitations and directions for use on all product labels involved in tank mixing. Users must follow the most restrictive directions for use and precautionary statements of each product in the tank mixture.
- Do not tank mix products containing ammonium salts such as ammonium sulfate and urea ammonium nitrate.
- Tank mixes with other pesticides, fertilizers, or any other additives not specifically labeled for use with Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology may result in tank mix incompatibility or unsatisfactory performance. In such cases, always check tank mix compatibility by conducting a jar test according to guidance in Section TANK-MIX COMPATIBILITY TEST before actual tank mixing.
TANK-MIX COMPATIBILITY TEST
- Conduct a jar test using a 1 pt to 1 qt container with lid by adding water or other intended carrier such as a liquid fertilizer to the jar.
- Next, add the appropriate amount of pesticide(s) or tank-mix partner(s) in their relative proportions based on label rates. Add tank-mix components separately in the order described in the tank-mixing section, TAVIUM PLUS VAPORGRIP TECHNOLOGY IN TANK MIXTURES. After each addition, shake or stir gently to thoroughly mix.
- After all ingredients have been added, put the lid on the jar, tighten and invert the jar 10 times to mix.
- After mixing, let the mixture stand 15 – 30 minutes and then examine for signs of incompatibility such as obvious
separation, large flakes, precipitates, gels or heavy oily fi lm on the jar.
- If the mixture remains mixed or can be remixed readily, it is physically compatible and can be used.
- If the mixture is incompatible, repeat the test using a compatibility agent at the label rate. Or, if applicable, slurry dry formulations in water before adding to the jar. If incompatibility is still observed after following these procedures, do not use the mixture.
- After compatibility testing is complete, dispose of any pesticide wastes in accordance with the storage and disposal section, Storage and Disposal, of this label.
TAVIUM PLUS VAPORGRIP TECHNOLOGY IN TANK MIXTURES
1. Fill the spray tank 1/2 to 2/3 full with clean water.
2. Begin tank agitation and continue throughout mixing and spraying.
3. Be sure to allow each tank-mix component to fully disperse before adding the next one.
4. Add dry formulations (WP, DF, etc.) to tank.
5. Add Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology.
6. Add liquid formulations (EC, SC, SL, etc.) to tank.
7. Add spray additives.
8. Fill remainder of spray tank.
9. The tank mixture should be sprayed out as soon as it is prepared.
Spray additives may be appropriate for some tank mixes with Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology. Refer to Crop Use Directions for specific instructions for the crop of interest.
As part of the Restricted Use Product requirements, applicators must document that they have complied with the Sprayer Clean-out section of this label
Severe crop injury may occur if any of this product remains in the spray system equipment following an application and the equipment is subsequently used for application to sensitive crops. After using this product, clean all mixing and spray equipment (including tanks, pumps, lines, filters, screens, and nozzles) with a strong detergent based sprayer cleaner. The rinsate must be disposed in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines.
Inadvertent contamination can also occur in equipment used for bulk product handling and mixing prior to use in the spray system. Care should be taken to reduce contamination not only in the spray system but in any equipment used to transfer or deliver product. For example, bulk handling and mixing equipment containing this product should be segregated when possible to reduce potential for cross-contamination. Consider using block and check valves to avoid backflow during transfer. Piping should be reviewed to ensure there not potential for product build-up. Dedicated nurse trucks and tender equipment should be used when possible.
To avoid subsequent injury to other crops, thoroughly clean mixing and application equipment immediately after spraying.
The following instructions are provided:
1. Do not clean sprayer near desirable vegetation, wells or other water sources.
2. Drain and flush tank walls, boom and all hoses with clean water.
3. Prepare a cleaning solution with a detergent or a commercial sprayer cleaner or ammonia according to the product’s use directions.
4. Be sure to wash all internal parts of the tank, including the inside top surface with the cleaning solution. Start agitation in the sprayer and thoroughly recirculate the cleaning solution for at least 15 minutes. All visible deposits must be removed from the spraying system.
5. Flush hoses, spray lines and nozzles for at least one minute with the cleaning solution.
6. Repeat steps 3-5 for two additional times.
7. Remove nozzles, screens and strainers, and clean separately in the cleaning solution after completing the above procedures.
8. Drain lines, filters and sump.
9. Rinse the complete spraying system with clean water.
10. Clean and wash off the outside of the entire sprayer and boom.
11. Dispose of all rinsate according to local, state and federal regulation.
REPLANT AND ROTATIONAL CROP
Replanting Crop Restrictions for Cotton and Soybeans
Cotton and soybeans may be replanted at the specified interval following application of Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology. Exclude counting days from application when the ground is frozen.
A cover crop can be an important tool for the overall farm cropping system. Cover crops are planted for conservation purposes, soil erosion control, soil health improvement, water quality improvement and weed management. A cover crop can be a single crop or a combination of crops, including grasses and/or broadleaf crops.
After harvest of an Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology treated crop, planting of a cover crop is allowed, provided the cover crop is not grazed or fed to livestock nor harvested for food. Terminate the cover crop through natural causes, such as frost or intentional termination by herbicide application, crimping, rolling, tillage or cutting.
All possible cover crops or cover crop combinations have not been tested for tolerance to this product. Before planting the cover crop, determine the level of tolerance for the intended cover crops by conducting a field bioassay. Refer to Field Bioassay for Cover Crops for instructions on how to conduct a field bioassay.
Field Bioassay for Cover Crops
A field bioassay is a method of determining if herbicide residues are present in the soil at concentrations high enough to adversely affect crop growth.
Conduct the field bioassay by planting several strips of the desired cover crop across the field which has been previously treated with Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology. Plant the cover crop strips perpendicular to the direction of the product application. Locate the strips so that all the different field conditions are encountered, including differences in field terrain, soil texture, organic matter, pH, and drainage.
If the cover crop does not show adverse effects such as crop injury and/or stand reduction, the field can be planted to this cover crop. If injury and/or stand reduction are visible, wait two to four weeks for further herbicide degradation to occur and repeat the bioassay. Alternatively, select a different cover crop and repeat the bioassay. Only plant cover crops that show acceptable tolerance in the field bioassay.
RESTRICTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS
- DO NOT sell, use or distribute this product in Nassau and Suffolk Counties in the State of New York.
- DO NOT use in nurseries, turf, or landscape plantings.
- DO NOT apply this product by air.
- DO NOT apply this product through any type of irrigation system.
- DO NOT apply this product at ground speed greater than 15 miles per hour.
- DO NOT apply this product in less than 15 gallons of spray solution per acre.
- DO NOT exceed a boom height of 24 inches above target pest or crop canopy when applying this product.
- DO NOT apply this product when the wind speeds are less than 3 mph or greater than 10 mph.
- DO NOT apply this product until at least one hour after sunrise and no later than two hours before sunset.
- DO NOT apply to soils classified as sand with less than 3% organic matter and where ground water depth is shallow.
- DO NOT apply under conditions which favor runoff or wind erosion of soil containing this product to nontarget areas.
- DO NOT tank mix products containing ammonium salts such as ammonium sulfate and urea ammonium nitrate.
- DO NOT graze or feed to livestock, or harvest for food, any cover crop planted following an Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology treated crop.
- DO NOT apply to frozen ground.
- DO NOT apply to any body of water.
- DO NOT contaminate irrigation ditches.
- DO NOT apply this product if rainfall that could exceed soil field capacity and result in soil runoff is expected in the next 24 hours.
- DO NOT apply to powdery dry or light sand soils when conditions are favorable for wind erosion. Under these conditions, you must ensure that the soil surface is first settled by rainfall or irrigation prior to application.
- DO NOT apply to impervious substrates, such as paved or highly compacted surfaces.
- DO NOT use tailwater from the first flood or furrow irrigation of treated fields to treat nontarget crops, unless at least 1/2 inch of rainfall has occurred between application and the first irrigation.
- Prior to making an application of this product on dicamba-tolerant cotton or dicamba-tolerant soybeans, an applicator must visit http://www.epa.gov/espp/ to determine if there are any additional restrictions on Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology use within the area to be sprayed. Within the defined areas, in combination with the 110 foot infield wind directional spray drift buffer, a 57 foot omnidirectional infield buffer is required to protect federally listed threatened and endangered species.
- Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology requires actively growing green plant tissue to function fully for postemergence weed control. Application to drought-stressed weeds or weeds with little green foliage (i.e., mowed, cut, or hailed on weeds); weeds covered with dust; weeds damaged by insects or diseases may result in reduced weed control.
- Drift may cause damage to nontarget vegetation.
- Avoid spray overlap, as crop injury may result.
- Before planting a cover crop, determine the level of tolerance for the intended cover crop to Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology by conducting a field bioassay (Field Bioassay for Cover Crops).
- Thoroughly clean the spray system using either a solution of water/strong detergent or a commercially available tank cleaner after each use (Sprayer Cleanout).
- DO NOT apply under circumstances where spray drift may occur to food, forage, or other plantings that might be damaged or the crops thereof may be rendered unfit for sale, use or consumption.
- Apply Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology only when the potential for drift to adjacent sensitive areas (e.g., residential areas, bodies of water, known habitat for threatened or endangered species, nontarget crops) is minimal (i.e., when wind is blowing away from the sensitive areas).
- When applying this product a 110-foot downwind buffer must be maintained between the last treated row, and the closest downwind edge (in the direction in which the wind is blowing).
- To maintain this required buffer zone, no application swath can be initiated in, or into an area that is within the applicable buffer distance.
- The following areas may be included in the buffer distance calculation when adjacent to field edges:
- Roads, paved or gravel surfaces, mowed and/or managed areas adjacent to field such as rights-of-ways.
- Planted agricultural fields containing: corn, dicamba-tolerant cotton, dicamba-tolerant soybeans, sorghum, proso millet, small grains and sugarcane. If the applicator intends to include such crops as dicamba-tolerant cotton and/or dicamba-tolerant soybeans in the buffer distance calculation, the applicator must confirm the crops are in fact dicamba-tolerant and not conventional cotton and/or soybeans.
- Agricultural fields that have been prepared for planting.
- Areas covered by the footprint of a building, silo, or other man-made structure with walls and/or roof.
- Applicators are required to ensure that they are aware of the proximity to sensitive areas, to avoid potential adverse effects from off-target movement of Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology.
To protect sensitive crops, the following restrictions must be followed.
- Before making an application, the applicator must survey the application site for adjacent nontarget sensitive crops.
The applicator must also consult applicable sensitive crop registries to identify any commercial specialty or certified organic crops that may be located near the application site. At a minimum, records must include the name of the sensitive crop registry and the date it was consulted and documentation of adjacent crops/areas and the date the survey was conducted.
- DO NOT APPLY this product when the wind is blowing toward adjacent non-dicamba-tolerant sensitive crops; this includes NON-DICAMBA-TOLERANT SOYBEAN AND COTTON.
- During application and sprayer clean-out DO NOT allow contact of herbicide with foliage, green stems, exposed nonwoody roots of crops, and desirable plants.
In addition to the required 110 foot down wind spray buffer, additional protections are required for dicamba sensitive crops. DO NOT apply when wind is blowing in the direction of neighboring sensitive crops.
The applicator must be aware that wind direction may vary during the application. If wind direction shifts such that the wind is blowing toward adjacent sensitive crops, the applicator must STOP the application.
Crops known to be sensitive include but are not limited to:
- non-dicamba-tolerant soybeans
- non-dicamba-tolerant cotton
- EPA Crop Group 6 (peas and beans)
- EPA Crop Group 8 (fruiting vegetables including peppers and tomatoes)
- EPA Crop Group 9 (cucurbit group including cucumbers and melons)
- fruit trees
- ornamental plantings including broadleaf ornamentals grown in greenhouses and shadehouses
- other broadleaf plants
- sweet potatoes
Sensitive Crops may be severely injured or killed if they are contacted by this product.
ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR USE ON DICAMBA-TOLERANT COTTON OR DICAMBA-TOLERANT SOYBEANS
In order to apply the Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology to dicamba-tolerant cotton and dicamba-tolerant soybeans in Georgia the following restrictions apply:
Using Pesticides Wisely Training: The certified applicator applying this product to cotton or soybeans, in-crop, must attend Using Pesticides Wisely training, on an annual basis, that is approved by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. For more information on this training, contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture at 404-656-4958 or your local County Cooperative Extension Service Office.