CORN - PREEMERGENCE - NORMAL RATES

General Information

PRODUCT PRECAUTIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
Do not apply this product in a way that will contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in the area during application.

SPOT TREATMENTS FOR ALL USE SITES
Spot treatment restriction: Spot treatment is defined as a treatment area no greater than 1,000 sq. ft. per acre. Spot treatments are limited to 2 (two) applications per year. A maximum rate of 2.14 quarts CLEAN AMINE per acre (2.0 lbs ae/acre or 0.045 lb ae/1000 sq ft.) per application. Wait a minimum of 30 days between applications. Broadcast application is prohibited at this use rate.

Aerial application is prohibited for spot treatments.

SPRAY PREPARATIONS
Mix CLEAN AMINE only with water to obtain adequate coverage, unless otherwise directed on this label. Add about half the water to the mixing tank, then add the CLEAN AMINE with agitation, and finally the rest of the water with continuing agitation. Note: Adding oil, wetting agent, or other surfactant to the spray may increase effectiveness on weeds, but also may reduce selectivity to crops, resulting in crop damage.

Crops contacted by CLEAN AMINE sprays or spray drift may be killed or suffer significant stand loss with extensive quality and yield reduction.

When an adjuvant is to be used with this product, Loveland Products, Inc. recommends using LI 700. For drift control and defoaming, the use of Compadre at .125% v/v is recommended.

SPRAY DRIFT MANAGEMENT
A variety of factors including weather conditions (e.g., wind direction, wind speed, temperature, relative humidity) and method of application (e.g., ground, aerial, airblast, chemigation) can influence pesticide drift. The applicator must evaluate all factors and make appropriate adjustments when applying this product.

Susceptible Plants
Do not apply under circumstances where spray drift may occur to food, forage, or other plantings that might be damaged or crops thereof rendered unfit for sale, use or consumption. Susceptible crops include, but are not limited to, cotton, okra, flowers, grapes (in growing stage), fruit trees (foliage), soybeans (vegetative stage), ornamentals, sunflowers, tomatoes, beans, and other vegetables, or tobacco. Small amounts of spray drift that might not be visible may injure susceptible broadleaf plants.

Other State and Local Requirements
Applicators must follow all state and local pesticide drift requirements regarding application of 2,4-D herbicides. Where states have more stringent regulations, they must be observed.

Equipment
All aerial and ground application equipment must be properly maintained and calibrated using appropriate carriers or surrogates. The boom length must not exceed 75% of the wingspan or 90% of the rotor blade diameter.

Release spray at the lowest height consistent with efficacy and flight safety. Do not release spray at a height greater than 10 feet above the crop canopy unless a greater height is required for aircraft safety. This requirement does not apply to forestry or rights-of-way applications.

When applications are made with a crosswind, the swath will be displaced downwind. The applicator must compensate for this by adjusting the path of the aircraft upwind. For ground boom application:
Do not apply with a nozzle height greater than 4 feet above the crop canopy.

ENDANGERED SPECIES
Use of this product in certain portions of California, Oregon, and Washington is subject to the January 22, 2004 Order for injunctive relief in Washington Toxics Coalition, et al. v. EPA, CO132C, (W.D. WA). For further information, please refer to EPA Web Site: http://www.epa.gov/espp.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Generally, the lower dosages given will be satisfactory for young, succulent growth of sensitive weed species. For less sensitive species and under conditions where control is more difficult, the higher dosages will be needed. Apply CLEAN AMINE during warm weather when weeds are young and growing actively. Apply a minimum of 2 gals of spray solution per acre by air or a minimum of 5 gals of spray solution per acre by ground unless directed otherwise.

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

PLANTING IN TREATED AREAS

Labeled Crops: Crops listed as use sites on this or other registered 2,4-D labels may be planted within 29 days of CLEAN AMINE application. Follow more specific limitations (if listed) provided in the directions for individual crops. Labeled crops may be at risk for crop injury or loss when planted soon after application, especially in the first 14 days.

Degradation factors described below should be considered in weighing this risk.

Other Crops: All other crops may be planted 30 or more days following an application without concern for illegal residues in the planted crop. However, under certain conditions, there may be a risk of injury to susceptible crops. Degradation factors described below should be considered in weighing this risk. Under normal conditions, any crop may be planted without risk of injury if at least 90 days of soil temperatures above freezing have elapsed since application.

Degradation factors: When planting into treated areas, the risk of crop injury is less if lower rates of product were applied and conditions following application have included warm, moist soil conditions that favor rapid degradation of 2,4-D. Risk is greater if higher rates of product were applied and soil temperatures have been cold and/or soils have been excessively wet or dry in the days following application.

Consult your local Agricultural Extension Service for information about susceptible crops and typical soil conditions in your area.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

WEED CONTROL IN CORN: (field, pop and sweet)

Product Restrictions: Limited to one preplant or preemergence application per crop cycle. Apply a maximum of 1.07 qts CLEAN AMINE per acre (1.0 lb ae/acre) per preemergence application.

Preemergence - Apply to soil any time after planting but before corn emerges. Do not use on very light, sandy soil. Emergence - Apply just as corn plants are breaking ground. Postemergence - Apply to emerged corn. When corn is over 8 inches tall or the fifth leaf collar is visible, whichever occurs first, use drop nozzles to keep spray off corn foliage. Do not apply from 7 to 10 days before tasseling to dough stage. Injury to corn is most likely to occur if CLEAN AMINE is applied when corn is growing rapidly under high temperature and high soil moisture conditions. In such situations, use the low rate of 0.5 pt per acre. After application, delay cultivation for 8 to 10 days to allow the corn to overcome any temporary brittleness.

Sweet Corn Restrictions: Do not use treated crop as fodder for 7 days following application. The preharvest interval (PHI) is 45 days. Observe a minimum of 21 days between applications. Use a maximum of 3.2 pts/acre (1.5 lbs ae/acre) per crop cycle.

NOTE: Hybrids vary in tolerance to 2,4-D. Some are easily injured. Spray only varieties known to be tolerant to 2,4-D. Consult the seed company or your Agricultural Experiment Station or Extension Service Weed Specialist for this information.

With Liquid Nitrogen Solutions: For late season control of young smartweeds, cocklebur, annual morningglory and other annual broadleaf weeds less than 1 inch high. Field should be as clean as possible and corn 20 to 30 inches tall. Apply 1 pt with 80 to 120 lbs nitrogen per acre. The spray MUST be prepared by first adding required amount of liquid nitrogen solution to spray tank. Next dilute 1 pt of CLEAN AMINE with 2 qts of clean water for each acre to be treated with one tankful. Start the tank agitator and SLOWLY add the diluted 2,4-D solution. Spray immediately, maintaining continuous agitation until spray tank is empty. Direct the spray to lower 3" to 4" of corn stalk. Use spray equipment designated to handle corrosive liquid nitrogen solutions. After spraying, remove any remaining solution and rinse spray rig thoroughly with water. Mix only one tank at a time. Do not spray during or immediately following cold weather.

Pre-Harvest Interval

Sweet Corn: 45 days

Restricted Entry Interval

48 hours