ALFALFA - GRASSHOPPER
DIMILIN 2L is an insect growth regulator which is effective on a wide variety of insect pests, predominately from the families Lepidoptera and Diptera. Because of its mode of action, which results in a disruption of the normal molting process of the insect larvae, the action of DIMILIN is slow and several days may elapse before the full effect is seen. Because of its specificity, DIMILIN has little or no effect on bees or other beneficial insects and is therefore an excellent product for use in IPM programs.
RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT: When used as directed DIMILIN 2L provides control of a number of important insect pests as well as providing a margin of safety to beneficial insects and pollinators. DIMILIN 2L should be part of an IPM program that follows good management practices that include:
– Scouting regularly and use DIMILIN 2L against early immature stages for best results
– Always follow the label rate and timing directions
– Use chemical alternatives such as oil and preserve beneficial arthropods as part of an IPM program
– Maintain good coverage of all leaf surfaces with adequate water volume
– Alternate treatments to classes of insecticides with different modes of action
Do not apply this product to bodies of water where swimming is likely to occur.
For Field Crops, Row Crops, Orchard Uses, Grassland and Non-Crop Areas: Do not apply within 25 feet by ground or 150 feet by air of bodies of water such as lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, natural ponds, marshes or estuaries. All applications must include a 25 foot vegetative buffer strip within the buffer zone to decrease runoff.
RESTRICTIONS ON ROTATIONAL CROPS: Do not plant food or feed crops in DIMILIN treated soils within 1 month following last application, unless DIMILIN is authorized for use on these crops.
USE AND MIXING DIRECTIONS IF USED WITH WATER:
1. Fill tank with half of the required amount of water.
2. Begin agitation and add required amount of DIMILIN 2L.
3. Continue agitation while adding remainder of water.
4. If permitted for the use site, add proper quantity of oil slowly.
To avoid formation of an invert emulsion, use at least 2 parts of water for each part of oil.
USE AND MIXING DIRECTIONS IF USED WITHOUT WATER:
Always evaluate any potential mixture for compatibility and sprayability. To ensure thorough mixing of DIMILIN 2L with insecticides or other carriers, it is recommended that ingredients be premixed in a nurse tank prior to being transferred to aerial or ground ULV application equipment. If nurse tank is not available, or unable to simultaneously mix:
1. Fill tank with the required amount of oil and/or oil based insecticide.
2. Begin agitation and add required amount of DIMILIN 2L.
3. After the contents of the tank have been thoroughly agitated, a volume of carrier sufficient to fill the booms and piping system should be drained and then added back to the tank.
Aerial or ground application: Spray should be applied with aerial or ground equipment designed or modified to insure full uniform coverage of the entire plant. Adjust equipment to provide droplets with a diameter of 150 to 220 microns. Provide agitation prior to, during, and after blending and while applying.
GROUND APPLICATION: Use 2 fl. oz. of DIMILIN 2L per acre in a minimum of 20 gallons of water per acre. Include 1 pt. to 2 qt. per acre of emulsified vegetable or paraffinic crop oil to aid in canopy penetration and minimize water evaporation.
AERIAL APPLICATION: Use 2 fl. oz. of DIMILIN 2L per acre in a minimum of 5 gallons of water per acre. Include 1 pt. to 2 qt. per acre of emulsified vegetable or paraffinic crop oil to aid in canopy penetration and minimize water evaporation.
TIMING OF APPLICATION: Applications may be made anytime after eggs begin to hatch. For optimum results, applications should be made when the majority of nymphs have reached the 2nd and 3rd instar stage of growth. If a new hatch develops, a repeat application may be necessary for coverage of new foliage during the period of rapid vegetative growth. DIMILIN 2L remains active on the sprayed foliage for 21 - 30 days and will continue to control grasshoppers that hatch later in the season. DIMILIN 2L is not effective in controlling grasshoppers once they have reached the adult stage. Since it is an insect growth regulator, effects of DIMILIN 2L may not be seen until 3 to 10 days after treatment.
Note: DIMILIN 2L is not hazardous to bees when used alone. However, bee hazards may be encountered when DIMILIN 2L is combined with other pesticides.
This pesticide is toxic to aquatic invertebrates. DIMILIN 2L should not be used under the SLN label where impact on listed threatened or endangered species is likely. You may refer to the US Fish and Wildlife Service for information on listed threatened or endangered species. Consult the federal label for additional restrictions and precautions to protect aquatic organisms.
Do not apply by ground within 25 feet, or by air within 150 feet of bodies of water such as lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, natural ponds, marshes or estuaries.
All applications must include a 25 foot vegetative buffer strip within the buffer zone to decrease runoff.
This pesticide should only be applied when the potential for drift to adjacent sensitive areas (e.g. residential areas, bodies of water, known habitat for threatened or endangered species, non-target crops) is minimal (e.g. when wind is blowing away from the sensitive areas).
All alfalfa seed screenings shall be disposed of in such a way that they cannot be distributed or used for human food or animal feed. Do not use harvested seed for sprouting.
No portion of the alfalfa seed plant, including but not limited to green chop, hay, pellets, meal, whole seed, cracked seed, roots, bulbs, leaves and seed screenings may be used or distributed for food or feed purposes.
Alfalfa seed shall bear a tag or container label which forbids use of the seed for human consumption or animal feed.
Alfalfa seed may not be distributed for human consumption or animal feed.
For use under the SLN label do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.