PREPLANT BURNDOWN - SHARK EW PLUS GLYPHOSATE OR GLUFOSINATE
SHARK EW is an emulsion oil in water formulation. SHARK EW is to be mixed with water, liquid fertilizer or mixtures of water and liquid fertilizer and adjuvants and applied to labeled crops and non-crop areas for selective postemergence control of broadleaf weeds, for sucker control, for burndown prior to planting, as a harvest aid and to defoliate/desiccate labeled crops.
Weed control is optimized when the product is applied to actively growing weeds. SHARK EW is a contact herbicide. Within a few hours following application, the foliage of susceptible weeds show signs of desiccation. Extremes in environmental conditions such as temperature, moisture, soil conditions, and cultural practices may affect the activity of SHARK EW. Herbicide symptoms may be accelerated under moist conditions. Weed control may be reduced when weeds are hardened off by drought and become less susceptible to SHARK EW.
SHARK EW is rapidly absorbed through the foliage of plants. To avoid significant crop response, applications should not be made within 6 to 8 hours of either rain or irrigation or when heavy dew is present on the crop. Environmental conditions and certain spray tank additives may increase herbicidal symptoms on the crop.
Use ground sprayers designed, calibrated and operated to deliver uniform spray droplets to the targeted plant or plant parts. Adjust sprayer nozzles to achieve uniform plant coverage. Overlaps and slower ground speeds (caused by continuing to spray while starting, stopping or turning) may result in higher application rates and possible crop response.
Spray Buffer for Ground Application
Spray buffer zones for ground applications, listed in chart in the label, are required near desirable perennial vegetation or crops before blossom and after total leaf drop, and/or near other desirable or annual crops.
Broadcast Boom Sprayers
Use a broadcast boom sprayer equipped with the appropriate nozzles, spray tips and screens and adjusted to provide optimum spray distribution and coverage at the appropriate operating pressures. Use nozzles that produce minimal amounts of fine spray droplets. Do not exceed 30 psi spray pressure unless otherwise required by the manufacturer of drift reducing nozzles. Apply a minimum of 10 gallons of finished spray per acre. Use higher spray volumes when there is a dense weed population or crop canopy. Adjust sprayers to position spray tips no lower than 12-18 inches above the crop or weed canopy depending on the nozzle specification. Operate the sprayer to avoid the application of high herbicide rates directly over the rows or into the whorl of treated crop plants.
For directed sprayers apply SHARK EW with drop nozzles or other spray equipment.
Post directed applications may be utilized when labeled crops have reached minimum growth stages where sprays may be directed to the target weeds, but is not deposited on the green stem, foliage, blooms or fruit of the crop. Do not apply when conditions favor drift or when wind speed is above 10MPH.
Use drop nozzles or other spray equipment capable of directing the spray to target weeds and away from sensitive plant parts. Apply when labeled crops have reached minimum growth stages described in specific crop sections of this label and when spray will not be deposited on green stems, foliage, blossoms or fruit.
To apply SHARK EW using a hooded sprayer, refer to the Hooded Sprayer Section for specific adjustment and operation instructions. For additional information, refer to the individual crop sections of this label.
Hand held or high volume orchard gun sprayers
SHARK EW may be applied to certain labeled crops and non-crop areas with hand operated sprayers such as backpack sprayers, compression sprayers, knapsack sprayers, or high volume orchard gun sprayers. Directed applications may be utilized when labeled crops have reached minimum growth stages where sprays may be directed to the target weeds, but is not deposited on the green stem, foliage, blooms or fruit of the crop. Refer to individual crop sections of this label.
Use nozzle types and arrangements that will provide optimum coverage while producing a minimal amount of fine droplets. Apply at a minimum of 3 gallons of finished spray per acre. Spray volumes greater than 3 gpa may be needed for harvest aid and defoliation treatments, or for dense weed populations or with heavy crop canopies.
For Aerial Application of SHARK EW Herbicide:
(Refer to individual crop sections to see if SHARK EW Herbicide application is permitted by air)
For applications near desirable perennial vegetation or crops before blossom and after total leaf drop, and/or near other desirable or annual crops:
-Do not apply within 100 feet of all desirable vegetation or crops.
-If wind up to 10 miles per hour is blowing toward desirable vegetation or crops, do not apply within 500 feet of the desirable vegetation or crops.
-Do not apply when winds are in excess of 10 mph or when inversion conditions exist.
(Refer to individual crop sections to see if SHARK EW herbicide application is permitted by air)
SPRAY DRIFT MANAGEMENT
AVOIDING SPRAY DRIFT AT THE APPLICATION SITE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICATOR AND THE GROWER.
SHARK EW is a contact PPO herbicide. Avoid any drift conditions that would allow the product to contact desirable vegetation. SHARK EW is not volatile, however; mist from spray drift may cause injury to sensitive plants.
CROP ROTATIONAL RESTRICTIONS
Following an application of SHARK EW, a treated field may be rotated to a registered crop at any time, subject to specific crop restrictions that may be found in the individual crop sections. All other crops may be planted after 12 months.
Refer in the label for tank mix information.
SHARK EW Plus Glyphosate or Glufosinate
Apply SHARK EW at 0.5 to 1.0 fl. oz (0.008 to 0.016 pound active ingredient) per acre in combination with glyphosate or glufosinate products at their labeled rates for increased speed of activity and improved control of weeds such as those listed.
When applied as directed, SHARK EW plus glyphosate, glufosinate, paraquat, 2,4-D, and dicamba will provide increased speed of activity and improved control of weeds listed in Table 6 plus the weeds listed in Table 3 for the rate of AM EW used.
When tank mixing with fertilizer solutions, be sure to prepare an SHARK EW premixture of SHARK EW and clean water.
For other specific mixing instructions, refer to the Mixing and Loading Instructions under the PRODUCT INFORMATION section.