COTTON - 1.6 FL. OZ (0.025 LB. AI) PER ACRE
Shark EW an emulsion 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 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 up to 4 inches in height. Shark EW is a contact herbicide. Within a few hours following application, the foliage of susceptible weeds show signs of desiccation, and in subsequent days necrosis and death of the plant occur.
Extremes in environmental conditions such as temperature, moisture, soil conditions, and cultural practices may affect the activity of Shark EW. Under warm moist conditions, herbicide symptoms may be accelerated. While under very dry conditions, the expression of herbicide symptoms may be reduced as weeds hardened off by drought are 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. Due to environmental conditions and with certain spray tank additives, some herbicidal symptoms may appear on the crop.
Methods of Application
Shark EW is a versatile herbicide utilizing several different application methods to achieve the desired results. If Shark is being applied in standing crop situations, application methods and adjustments must be precise to prevent undesirable effects to the desirable green stem tissue, foliage, blooms or fruit of the crops being treated.
Aerial applications are allowed in some situations. Aerial treatments must be made with a minimum of 3 gallons of total spray per acre with a minimum VMD of 450 microns.
Over-the-top applications may be utilized in some situations as noted in the individual crop directions. Spray volumes for ground applications should be 10 gallons of finished spray per acre to insure good target coverage. Spray tips must be positioned no less than 18 inches above the crop and operated in such manner as to avoid overlaps and slower than calibrated ground speeds.
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.
Hooded Sprayer applications are allowed on many labeled crops. Hooded sprayers must be designed and operated so as to totally enclose the spray nozzles and tips and spray pattern and prevent any spray deposition to the crop being treated.
Shielded Sprayer applications may be utilized in some situations. Sprayers should be designed and operated so that the shield between the spray pattern and the crop will prevent the deposition of spray to green stem plant tissue, foliage, blooms or fruit of 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 below, are required where local indigenous endangered plant species are found.
Conventional Boom and Nozzle Sprayers
Use a boom and nozzle 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 18 inches above the crop. Operate the sprayer to avoid the application of high herbicide rates directly over the rows and/or into the whorl of treated crop plants.
For directed sprayers apply Shark EW with drop nozzles or other spray equipment capable of directing the spray to the target weeds and away from sensitive plant parts. Apply Shark EW up to the maximum rate for the target crop for the control of larger weed sizes or weeds not controlled with lower use rates. Use appropriate rates of adjuvants such as nonionic surfactants, crop oil concentrates ormethylated seed oils.
To apply Shark EW using a hooded sprayer, refer to the Hooded Sprayer Section on page 6 for specific adjustment and operation instructions. For additional information, refer to the individual crop sections of the 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. Higher aerial spray volumes are required for harvest aid and defoliation treatments. Higher spray volumes are required when there is a dense weed population or crop canopy.
Refer in the label for tank mix information.
TIMING AND METHOD OF APPLICATION
Removal of Failed Cotton Stands
Apply Shark EW at the rate of up to 1.6 fl. ozs. (up to 0.025 pound active ingredient) per acre broadcast as a foliar spray over the top of the remaining cotton plants with sufficient spray volume to provide coverage of the cotton plant, particularly the terminal area. Coverage is essential for good control.
Do not apply when conditions favor drift or when wind is above 10mph.
Hooded Sprayer Applications
Apply Shark EW with hooded sprayers to control labeled weeds between the rows of the crop. Refer to the Hooded Sprayer Applications section of the label for additional specific use directions.
Post-directed and Lay-by Applications
Shark EW is a contact herbicide for postemergence directed sprayer or hooded/shielded sprayer applications for the control of broadleaf weeds in cotton. Apply Shark EW alone or as a tank mixture with other herbicides to emerged and actively growing weeds. When tankmixing Shark EW with other products, be sure the Shark EW is mixed in the spray tank water first. For specific mixing instructions, refer to the Mixing and Loading Instructions under the GENERAL INFORMATION section. Applications of Shark EW or Shark EW tank mixes must be made with directed sprayers or hooded sprayers to prevent contact of spray solution with the cotton plant. Do not allow spray solution to contact cotton foliage, green stem tissue, or blooms. Directed spray equipment must position nozzles a minimum 3 to 4 inches above the soil, with nozzles directed beneath the crop canopy. Shark EW or Shark EW tank mix applications shall be made to cotton that is a minimum of 6 inches in height. Applications to cotton at 5 to 6 nodes or less must be made with hooded or shielded sprayer equipment to completely avoid contact with cotton plants. Apply layby applications of Shark EW or Shark EW tank mixtures at later growth stages of cotton when cotton plants have achieved a height of 12 inches or more with sufficient bark development and height differential between crop bottom leaves and the soil. Spray solution shall be directed at the base of cotton plants for minimal contact with green stem tissue or foliage while maintaining maximum contact with broadleaf weeds that are at appropriate treatment size.
Do not apply when conditions favoring drift exist or wind is above 10 mph.
For optimum performance, make application to actively growing weeds up to 4 inches tall and rosettes less than 3 inches across.
Coverage is essential for good control.
A nonionic surfactant (NIS), methylated seed oil (MSO) or crop oil concentrate (COC) is required. Use a nonionic surfactant (NIS) at 0.25% v/v (2 pints per 100 gallons of spray solution) having at least 80% active ingredient, or a methylated seed oil, or crop oil concentrate (COC)(petroleum or seed oil) at 1 to 2 v/v (1 to 2 gallons per 100 gallons of spray solution). A high quality sprayable liquid nitrogen fertilizer at 2 to 4 % v/v (2 to 4 gallons per 100 gallons spray solution) or ammonium sulfate (AMS) at the rate of 2 to 4 pounds per acre in addition to the nonionic surfactant methylated seed oil or crop oil is allowed.
Shark EW Use Rates and Weeds Controlled
Apply Shark EW as a post-directed treatment using a directed sprayer a hooded sprayer or lay-by sprayer delivering a minimum finished spray volume of 10 gallons per acre.
For control of additional broadleaf weeds and grasses, Shark EW may be tankmixed with other herbicides such as glyphosate products, Staple, Buctril, Caparol, Cotoran (or other products containing fluometuron), Karmex, MSMA, or other herbicides registered for cotton post-directed and/or lay-by applications. Refer to the other product 's label for restrictions on tankmixing, and observe all label precautions, instructions and rotational cropping restrictions.
Harvest Aid Application
Apply Shark EW as a harvest aid to defoliate and desiccate cotton and troublesome weeds that may be present at harvest. Apply Shark EW alone or as a tank mixture with other cotton harvest aids.
Use a quality spray adjuvant, such as nonionic surfactant (NIS) or crop oil concentrate (COC) at the labeled rates. Use NIS adjuvants during warmer periods with COC being the better choice for applications during cooler periods.
Make application when 60 to 70 percent of the bolls are open, or according to the State Agricultural Extension Service guidelines in the use area.
Apply Shark EW as a broadcast spray at a rate of up to 1.6 fl. ozs. per acre (up to 0.025 lb ai per acre) in spray volume sufficient to provide complete coverage of cotton foliage. Use a minimum of 10 gallons of finished spray per acre for ground application and 5 gallons per acre for aerial application.
Coverage is essential for good defoliation.
Repeat application if necessary to remove remaining foliage or control regrowth. Do not apply more than 3.2 fl. ozs. (0.05 pound active ingredient) per acre total as a harvest aid. Dense cotton canopy, large plant size, and environmental conditions not conducive to complete plant coverage may reduce initial application performance and increase the need for a second application.
Apply Shark EW alone, as a tank mix, or as a sequential application alone or tankmixed with Dropp, Def, Finish, Prep, Folex, Harvade, Ginstar, CottonQuik, or other registered cotton harvest aid products.
Refer to the other product's label for restrictions on tankmixing, and observe all label precautions, instructions and rotational cropping restrictions.
- Do not apply more than 3.2 fl. ozs. (0.05 pound active ingredient) per acre total as a harvest aid.