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 utilized as a soil applied treatment prior to weed emergence, for the control of annual grass and broadleaf weeds in tobacco. Do not use on Tobacco Seedling Beds.
Off-site movement of spray drift or vapors of Command 3ME herbicide can cause foliar whitening or yellowing of some plants. Prior to making applications, read and strictly follow all precautions and instructions in the GENERAL APPLICATION PRECAUTIONS, SPRAY DRIFT PRECAUTIONS and SPRAY DRIFT MANAGEMENT sections.
Prior to application, adjacent properties must be checked, and spraying within 300 feet of desirable plants must be avoided.
PREEMERGENCE (Prior to Transplant)
For heavy weed pressure or heavy soils use the higher recommended rate, otherwise less than desirable weed control may result.
Apply immediately before, or up to 30 days prior to, transplanting. Apply as a surface treatment prior to emergence of weeds. If weeds emerge before preemergence application can be made, cultivate before or immediately preceding treatment. 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.
PREEMERGENCE (Post Transplant)
Make a single broadcast application in a minimum of 20 gallons of water per acre. For heavy weed pressure or heavy soils use the higher recommended rate, otherwise less than desirable weed control may result. Apply over-the-top of tobacco plants immediately, or up to 7 days after, transplanting but prior to emergence of weeds. If weeds emerge before application can be made, cultivate before or immediately preceding treatment.
COMMAND 3ME HERBICIDE APPLIED IN COMBINATIONS FOR TOBACCO
Command 3ME herbicide may be tank mixed with other herbicides registered for use on tobacco to broaden the weed control spectrum compared to the products applied alone. Command 3ME, or Command plus other tobacco herbicides, may also be tank mixed with other tobacco insecticides, fungicides and/or nematicides. When applying mixtures of Command 3ME plus other tobacco pesticides observe all cautions and limitations appearing on the label of each product. Observe all application precautions, rotational crop restrictions and replanting instructions of each products label when using tank mixes. Follow the most restrictive precautions and instructions for all products used. Water or liquid fertilizer may be used as a carrier for Command 3ME when applied alone, or when tank mixed with other tobacco pesticides unless use directions specifically state otherwise. Refer back to General Mixing Instructions for tank mixing information.
TOBACCO REPLANTING INSTRUCTIONS
If initial transplanting fails to produce a uniform stand, tobacco may be replanted in a field treated with Command 3ME alone. Do not retreat field 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 which are inconsistent with the Rotational Crop Restrictions on the Command label. Where a tank mix is used refer to the product(s) labels for any additional replant instructions.