SPRAY PROGRAM FOR FIELD CROPS - PEANUTS

General Information

GENERAL CHEMIGATION INSTRUCTIONS
Apply this product only through sprinkler including center pivot, lateral move, side (wheel) roll, traveler, big gun, solid set, hand move, or furrow irrigation systems. Do not apply this product through any other type of irrigation system.

Crop injury, lack of effectiveness, or illegal pesticide residues in the crop can result from non-uniform distribution of treated water.

If you have questions about calibration, you should contact State Extension Service specialists, equipment manufacturers or other experts.

Do not connect an irrigation system (including greenhouse systems) used for pesticide application to a public water system unless the pesticide label prescribed safety devices for public water systems are in place.

A person knowledgeable of the chemigation system and responsible for its operation, or under supervision of the responsible person, shall shut the system down and make necessary adjustments should the need arise.

Maintain agitation in the supply tank while adding the required amount of ASCEND SL, and throughout the application. ASCEND SL should be added to the supply tank at the end of water application (prior to last complete cycle in moving systems).

The correct amount of ASCEND SL to add is calculated as the rate in fluid ounces per acre x the number of acres covered by the contents of the supply tank.

(For example, if the supply tank covers ten acres and the rate on the label for that crop is 2 fluid ounces per acre, add 10 x 2 = 20 fluid ounces to the supply tank at the beginning of the last full cycle).

CHEMIGATION SYSTEMS CONNECTED TO PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS
Public water system means a system for the provision to the public of piped water for human consumption if such system has at least 15 service connections or regularly serves an average of at least 25 individuals daily at least 60 days out of the year.

Chemigation systems connected to public water systems must contain a functional, reduced-pressure zone, backflow preventer (RPZ) or the functional equivalent in the water supply line upstream from the point of pesticide introduction. As an option to the RPZ, the water from the public water system should be discharged into a reservoir tank prior to pesticide introduction. There shall be a complete physical break (air gap) between the outlet end of the fill pipe and the top or overflow rim of the reservoir tank of at least twice the inside diameter of the fill pipe.

The pesticide injection pipeline must contain a functional, automatic, quick-closing check valve to prevent the flow of fluid back toward the injection pump.

The pesticide injection pipeline must contain a functional, normally closed, solenoid-operated valve located on the intake side of the injection pump and connected to the system interlock to prevent

fluid from being withdrawn from the supply tank when the irrigation system is either automatically or manually shut down.

The system must contain functional interlocking controls to automatically shut off the pesticide injection pump when the pump motor stops, or in cases where there is no water pump, when the water pressure decreases to the point where pesticide distribution is adversely affected.

Systems must use a metering pump, such as a positive displacement injection pump (e.g. diaphragm pump) effectively designed and constructed of materials that are compatible with the pesticides and capable of being fitted with a system interlock.

Do not apply when wind speed favors drift beyond the area intended for treatment.

The pesticide supply tank should be agitated throughout the application of ASCEND SL. ASCEND SL should be applied at the end of the water application.

ASCEND SL should be applied at the end of the irrigation period in a sufficient amount of water to allow proper coverage of plant or crop but not to exceed 19.2 fluid ounces of ASCEND SL per acre per application.

IN-FURROW CHEMIGATION

1. Systems using a gravity flow pesticide dispensing system must meter the pesticide into the water at the head of the field and downstream of a hydraulic discontinuity such as a drop structure or weir box to decrease potential for water source contamination from backflow if water flow stops.

2. Systems utilizing a pressurized water and pesticide injection system must meet the following requirements:

a. The system must contain a functional check valve, vacuum relief valve, and low pressure drain appropriately located on the irrigation pipeline to prevent water source contamination from backflow.

b. The pesticide injection pipeline must contain a functional, automatic, quick-closing check valve to prevent the flow of fluid back toward the injection pump.

c. The pesticide injection pipeline must also contain a functional, normally closed, solenoid-operated valve located on the intake side of the injection pump and connected to the system interlock to prevent fluid from being withdrawn from the supply tank when the irrigation system is either automatically or manually shut down.

d. The system must contain functional interlocking controls to automatically shut off the pesticide injection pump when the water pump motor stops.

e. The irrigation line or water pump must include a functional pressure switch which will stop the water pump motor when the water pressure decreases to the point where pesticide distribution is adversely affected.

f. Systems must use a metering pump, such as a positive displacement injection pump (e.g., diaphragm pump) effectively designed and constructed of materials that are compatible with pesticides and capable of being fitted with a system interlock.

Maintain agitation in the supply tank while adding the required amount of ASCEND SL, and throughout the application. ASCEND SL should be added to the supply tank at the end of water application (prior to last complete cycle in moving systems).

The correct amount of ASCEND SL to add is calculated as the rate in fluid ounces per acre x the number of acres covered by the contents of the supply tank.

(For example, if the supply tank covers ten acres and the rate on the label for that crop is 2 fluid ounces per acre, add 10 x 2 = 20 fluid ounces to the supply tank at the beginning of the last full cycle).

SPRINKLER CHEMIGATION
The system must contain a functional check valve, vacuum relief valve, and low pressure drain appropriately located on the irrigation pipeline to prevent water source contamination from backflow.

The pesticide injection pipeline must contain a functional, automatic, quick-closing check valve to prevent the flow of fluid back toward the injection pump.

The pesticide injection pipeline must also contain a functional, normally closed, solenoid-operated valve located on the intake side of the injection pump and connected to the system interlock to prevent fluid from being withdrawn from the supply tank when the irrigation system is either automatically or manually shut down.

The system must contain functional interlocking controls to automatically shut off the pesticide injection pump when the water pump motor stops.

The irrigation line or water pump must include a functional pressure switch which will stop the water pump motor when the water pressure decreases to a point where pesticide distribution is adversely affected.

Systems must use a metering pump, such as a positive displacement injection pump (e.g., diaphragm pump) effectively designed and constructed of materials that are compatible with a system interlock.

Do not apply when wind speed favors drift beyond the area intended for treatment.

Maintain agitation in the supply tank while adding the required amount of ASCEND SL, and throughout the application. ASCEND SL should be added to the supply tank at the end of water application (prior to last complete cycle in moving systems).

The correct amount of ASCEND SL to add is calculated as the rate in fluid ounces per acre x the number of acres covered by the contents of the supply tank.

(For example, if the supply tank covers ten acres and the rate on the label for that crop is 2 fluid ounces per acre, add 10 x 2 = 20 fluid ounces to the supply tank at the beginning of the last full cycle).

ASCEND SL should be applied at the end of the irrigation period in a sufficient amount of water to allow proper coverage of plant or crop but not to exceed 19.2 fluid ounces of ASCEND SL per acre per application.

IMPORTANT: Read the entire "Directions for Use" and the "Notice" before using this product. If terms are not acceptable, return the unopened product container at once.

Apply ASCEND SL by ground or air. If applied by air, use 3 to 5 gallons of water per acre. If applied by ground on vegetable or field crops, use 5 to 25 gallons of water per acre. For tree crops, use 50 to 200 gallons of water per acre.

Test results have shown that this product can stimulate higher yields through a larger root mass, earlier fruiting and increased fruit retention. ASCEND SL is a tool to increase plant efficiency.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

PEANUTS: Apply according to one or both of the following schedules.
Apply 4.7 to 6.3 fluid ounces per acre in-furrow or alternatively 2 inches beside and 2 inches below seed or alternatively 3 inches below the seed with a strip till machine at planting.

NOTE: If seed has been treated with ASCEND SL, do not apply ASCEND SL as an in-furrow, band, side dress or mark out application.

Method
Restricted Entry Interval

4 hours
EXCEPTION: If the product is 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.

Timings