COTTON - 3.33 PT (1.25 LB.AI.)
GENERAL APPLICATION PRECAUTIONS
IMPORTANT FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE PRECAUTIONS IN THIS SECTION OF THE LABEL MAY RESULT IN INJURY TO SENSITIVE PLANTS
- The microencapsulation of clomazone, the active ingredient in Command 3ME, is intended to minimize movement away from the site of application. Avoid making applications when spray particles may be carried by air currents to areas where sensitive crops and plants are growing, or when temperature inversions exist. Leave an adequate buffer zone between the area to be treated and desirable plants. Coarse sprays are less likely to drift out of the target area than fine sprays.
- Foliar contact with spray drift or vapors may cause foliar whitening or yellowing of sensitive plants. Symptoms are generally temporary in nature, but may persist on some plant species.
Application precautions must be taken as follows:
- Do not apply aerially or through irrigation equipment.
- Observe all buffer restrictions.
- Do not apply Command 3ME within 1,200 feet of the following areas: Towns and Housing Developments, Commercial Fruit/Nut or Vegetable Production, Commercial Greenhouses or Nurseries.
Except for peppers, pumpkins, succulent peas, sweet corn, sweet potato, and winter squash.
- Before application, determine air movement and direction.
- Do not apply in winds above 10 miles per hour.
- Do not apply Command 3ME herbicide to non-field areas including fence rows, waterways, ditches, and roadsides.
- When moving spray equipment to noncontiguous sites, do not allow spray solution to spray or drip from tanks, hoses, fittings or spray nozzles and tips.
Refer to individual crop use directions for additional requirements.
GENERAL MIXING INSTRUCTIONS
Care must be taken when mixing Command 3ME herbicide. Avoid mixing in areas adjacent to desirable plants.
Command 3ME Alone: Mix Command 3ME with water or liquid fertilizer in the following manner: Fill the spray tank one-half to three-fourths full with water or liquid fertilizer, add the proper amount of Command 3ME, then add the rest of the water or liquid fertilizer. Provide sufficient agitation during mixing and application to maintain a uniform spray mixture.
GENERAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Broadcast or Banded Applications: Apply Command 3ME alone or in tank mix combinations by ground equipment using a finished spray volume of 10 to 40 gallons of water per acre. Use nozzles suitable for broadcast boom or banded application of herbicides. Coarse sprays are less likely to drift out of the target area than fine sprays. See “GENERAL APPLICATION PRECAUTIONS” and “SPRAY DRIFT PRECAUTIONS sections for specific recommendations to reduce spray drift. For Command 3ME tank mixtures with wettable powder or dry flowable formulations, nozzle screens and strainers should be no finer than 50- mesh.
Command 3 ME may be used as a preemergent soil surface applied treatment from 30 days before planting to just prior to crop emergence. If field conditions indicate the need for additional seedbed preparation, the use of equipment which will move the herbicide no deeper than 11/2 - 2” is acceptable.
Cultivation After Planting
If cultivation is necessary because of soil crusting, compaction, or weed emergence, soil treated with Command 3ME may be shallow-cultivated (no deeper than 11/ 2 - 2”) or rotary-hoed without reducing the weed control activity of Command 3ME. Avoid deep cultivation which may bring untreated soil to the surface and result in poor weed control.
Command 3ME Herbicide may be applied, as a preemergent banded or broadcast treatment in conventional tillage or conservation tillage systems for the control of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds in cotton. Do not incorporate Command 3ME or use in a tank mixture with any herbicide that requires soil incorporation.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PLANTING TIME APPLICATIONS
Do not apply Command 3ME Herbicide to cotton unless either disulfoton or phorate organophosphate insecticide is applied in-furrow with the seed at planting time at a minimum of 0.75 pound per acre of active ingredient. Do not reduce the application rate of the organophosphate insecticide when Command 3ME herbicide is applied as a banded treatment. Failure to apply either disulfoton or phorate insecticides with Command in accordance with in-furrow label use directions can result in crop phytotoxicity (bleaching) and/or stand reduction. Combinations of at planting systemic granular carbamate and organophosphate insecticides in conjunction with Command may result in injury to cotton. Crop injury may occur with higher Command rates on sandy soils. Diuron is not recommended at planting when Command is used as plant injury may result.
Refer to the insecticide product labels for appropriate in-furrow application directions and maximum use rates. Monitor application equipment to insure accurate and uniform placement of the insecticide.
PREEMERGENT BANDED APPLICATIONS
For preemergent banded treatments, refer to the directions for banded applications in the GENERAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS section.
If the initial planting of cotton fails to produce a uniform stand, cotton may be replanted in fields treated with Command 3ME alone. Do not retreat fields with a second application of Command 3ME. When tank mixing with a labeled product, refer to the replant instructions for that product. Do not replant treated fields with any crop at intervals that are inconsistent with the ROTATIONAL CROP RESTRICTIONS on the Command 3ME label. Where a tank mix is used, refer to the product’s labels for any additional replant instructions.
Partially Control of the following weeds: Field Sandbur, Ragweed Common, Jimsonweed, Pennsylvania Smartweed, Bermudagrass, Kochia, Junglerice, Shattercane, Wild Proso Millet, Balloonvine, Joint Vetch, Pigweed Redroot, Pigweed Smooth and Redvine.
- Higher label rates (a minimum of 22/3 pints per acre) are recommended for fields that have previously been in conservation programs, or where heavy weed pressure is anticipated. Select lower to higher rates based on lighter to heavier soil types. For fields that have previously been in conservation programs, a minimum application rate of 31/3 pints per acre for cocklebur or common ragweed control is recommended.
For Wild Poinsettia only: Use In AR/LA/MS/TX/OK only—for high pressure and heavy soils use 31/3 pints.
For control of itchgrass, do not incorporate Command 3 ME. For high weed pressure and heavy soils use 31/3 pints.
For heavy weed pressure or heavy soils use 12/3 pints per acre to control Velvetleaf for Spurred Anoda.
COMMAND 3ME HERBICIDE MAY BE APPLIED WITH OTHER PREEMERGENT HERBICIDES REGISTERED FOR THESE USES ON COTTON.
Command 3ME may be applied in combination with other herbicides registered for use in cotton to broaden the weed control spectrum. Refer to the labels of the other herbicides for additional information. Carefully observe all application precautions, rotational crop restrictions and replanting instructions of each product’s label when using tank mixtures. Follow the most restrictive precautions and instructions for all products used.
Do not allow livestock to graze on treated cotton forage or trash, or feed treated cotton forage or trash to livestock.