TREE, VINE AND SHRUB CROPS - TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL TREES AND FRUITS - BANANACIDE
GENERAL INFORMATION (How this product works)
Product Description: DUPLIKATOR 5.5 PLUS is a postemergent, systemic herbicide with no soil residual activity. It is generally non-selective and gives broad-spectrum control of many annual weeds, perennial weeds, woody brush and trees. It is formulated as a water-soluble liquid. It may be applied through most standard industrial or field-type sprayers after dilution and thorough mixing
with water or other carriers according to label instructions. Do not add surfactants, additives containing surfactants, buffering agents or pH-adjusting agents to the spray solution when this product is the only pesticide used unless otherwise directed. See the \"MIXING\" section of the label for instructions regarding other additives.
Time to Symptoms: This product moves through the plant from the point of foliage contact to and into the root system. Visible effects on most annual weeds occur within 2 to 4 days, but on most perennial weeds may not occur for 7 days or more. Extremely cool or cloudy weather following treatment may slow activity of this product and delay development of visual symptoms. Visible effects are gradual wilting and yellowing of the plant, which advances to complete browning of above-ground growth and deterioration of underground plant parts.
Stage of Weeds: Annual weeds are easiest to control when they are small. Best control of most perennial weeds is obtained when treatment is made at late growth stages approaching maturity. Refer to the \"ANNUAL WEEDS\", \"PERENNIAL WEEDS\" and \"WOODY BRUSH AND TREES RATE TABLES\" for recommendations for specific weeds.
Always use the higher rate of this product per acre within the recommended range when weed growth is heavy or dense or weeds are growing in an undisturbed (non-cultivated) area. Do not treat weeds with disease or insect damage, as reduced weed control may result.
Reduced results may also occur when treating weeds under poor growing conditions or that are heavily covered with dust.
Annual Maximum-Use Rate: Except as otherwise specified in a crop section of the label, the combined total of all treatments must not exceed 5.3 quarts of this product per acre per year. For applications in non-crop sites or in tree, vine or shrub crops, the combined total of all treatments must not exceed 7 quarts of this product per acre per year. The maximum-use rates stated throughout this product's labeling apply to this product combined with the use of all other herbicides
containing glyphosate or sulfosate as the active ingredient, whether applied as mixtures or separately. Calculate the application rates and ensure that the total use of this and other glyphosate- or sulfosate-containing products does not exceed stated maximum-use rate.
NOTE: Use of this product in any manner not consistent with the label may result in injury to persons, animals or crops, or other unintended consequences.
APPLICATION EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES
Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.
This product may be applied with the following application equipment.
Aerial - Fixed-Wing and Helicopter
Ground Broadcast Spray - Boom or boomless systems, pull-type sprayer, floaters, pick-up sprayers, spray coupes and other ground broadcast equipment.
Hand-Held or High-Volume Spray Equipment—Knapsack and backpack sprayers, pump-up pressure sprayers, handguns, handwands, mistblowers, lances and other hand-held and motorized spray equipment used to direct the spray onto weed foliage.
This product is not registered in California or Arizona for use in mistblowers.
Selective Equipment - Recirculating sprayers, shielded and hooded sprayers, wiper applicators and sponge bars.
Injection Systems - Aerial or ground injection sprayers.
Controlled-Droplet Applicator (CDA) - Hand-held or boom-mounted applicators which produce a spray consisting of a narrow range of droplet sizes.
APPLY THESE SPRAY SOLUTIONS IN PROPERLY-MAINTAINED AND CALIBRATED EQUIPMENT CAPABLE OF DELIVERING DESIRED VOLUMES.
DO NOT APPLY THIS PRODUCT USING AERIAL SPRAY EQUIPMENT EXCEPT UNDER CONDITIONS AS SPECIFIED WITHIN THE LABEL.
Use the recommended rates of this herbicide in 3 to 15 gallons of water per acre unless otherwise specified on the label. Unless otherwise specified, do not exceed 22 fluid ounces per acre. Refer to the individual use area sections of the label for recommended volumes, application rates, and further instructions.
FOR AERIAL APPLICATION IN CALIFORNIA OR SPECIFIC COUNTIES THEREIN, OR IN ARKANSAS, REFER TO THE END OF THE LABEL FOR AERIAL APPLICATION IN THAT STATE OR COUNTY FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS.
This product plus dicamba tank-mixtures may not be applied by air in California.
Ensure uniform application-To avoid streaked, uneven or overlapped application, use appropriate marking devices.
GROUND BROADCAST EQUIPMENT
Use the recommended rates of this product in 3 to 40 gallons of water per acre as a broadcast spray unless otherwise specified. As density of weeds increases, spray volume should be increased within the recommended range to ensure complete coverage. Carefully select proper nozzles to avoid spraying a fine mist. For best results with ground application equipment, use flat-spray nozzles. Check for even distribution of spray droplets.
HAND-HELD OR HIGH-VOLUME EQUIPMENT
Apply to foliage of vegetation to be controlled. For applications made on a sprayto-wet basis, spray coverage should be uniform and complete. Do not spray to the point of runoff. Use coarse sprays only. For recommended rates and timing, refer to the \"Annual Weeds-Hand-Held or High-Volume Equipment\" section of this product label.
This product may be applied through recirculating spray systems, shielded applicators, hooded sprayers, wiper applicators or sponge bars, after dilution and thorough mixing with water, to listed weeds growing in any non-crop site specified on the label.
In cropping systems, hooded sprayers, shielded sprayers, and wipers may be used in row-middles (in between rows of crop plants) where any dripping or leaking will not contact crop foliage. Such equipment must be capable of preventing all crop contact with herbicide solutions and operated without leakage of spray mists or dripping onto crop. Wipers over-the-top of crops may be used only when specifically recommended in this product labeling.
AVOID CONTACT OF HERBICIDE WITH DESIRABLE VEGETATION.
Contact of the herbicide solution with desirable vegetation may result in damage or destruction. Application equipment used above desirable vegetation should be adjusted so that the lowest spray stream or wiper contact point is at least 2 inches above the desirable vegetation. Droplets, mist, foam or splatter of the herbicide solution settling on desirable vegetation may result in discoloration,
stunting or destruction.
Applications made above the crops should be made when the weeds are a minimum of 6 inches above the desirable vegetation. Better results may be obtained when more of the weed is exposed to the herbicide solution. Weeds not contacted by the herbicide solution will not be affected. This may occur in dense clumps, severe infestations or when the height of the weeds varies so that not
all weeds are contacted. In these instances, repeat treatment may be necessary.
Recirculating Spray System
A recirculating spray system directs the spray solution onto weeds growing above desirable vegetation, while spray solution not intercepted by weeds is collected and returned to the spray tank for reuse.
Shielded and Hooded Applicators
When applied under the conditions described in the following paragraphs for shielded and hooded applications, this product at recommended rates will control those weeds listed in the \"ANNUAL WEEDS RATE TABLE\" and \"PERENNIAL WEEDS RATE TABLE\" sections of the label. A hooded sprayer is a type of shielded applicator where the spray pattern is fully enclosed including top, sides, front and back, thereby shielding the crop from the spray solution. Keep shields on these sprayers adjusted to protect desirable vegetation. When applying to crops grown on raised beds, ensure that the hood is designed to completely enclose the spray solution. If necessary, extend the front and rear flaps of the hoods to reach the ground in deep furrows. EXTREME CARE MUST BE EXERCISED TO AVOID CONTACT OF HERBICIDE WITH DESIRABLE VEGETATION.
This equipment must be set up and operated in a manner that avoids bouncing or raising the hoods off the ground in any way. If the hoods are raised, spray particles may escape and come into contact with the crop, causing damage or destruction of the crop. Avoid operation on rough or sloping ground where the spray hoods might be raised off the ground.
Use hoods designed to minimize excessive dripping or run-off down the insides of the hoods. A single, low pressure/low drift flat-fan nozzle with an 80 to 95 degree spray angle positioned at the top center of the hood is recommended. Spray volume should be 20 to 30 gallons per acre.
These procedures will reduce the potential for crop injury:
- The spray hoods must be operated on the ground or skimming across the ground.
- Leave at least an 8 inch untreated strip over the drill row. For example, if the crop row width is 38 inches, the maximum width of the spray hood should be 30 inches.
- Maximum tractor speed: 5 miles per hour to avoid bouncing of the spray hoods.
- Maximum wind speed: 10 miles per hour.
- Use low-drift nozzles that provide uniform coverage within the treated area.
Crop injury may occur when the foliage of treated weeds come into direct contact with leaves of the crop. Do not apply this product when the leaves of the crop are growing in direct contact with weeds to be treated. Droplets, mist, foam or splatter of the herbicide solution may contact the crop and cause discoloration, stunting or destruction.
When applied under the conditions described in the following paragraphs, this product CONTROLS many weeds, including Volunteer corn, Texas panicum, Common rye, Shattercane, Sicklepod, Spanishneedles and Bristly starbur; and SUPPRESSES many weeds including Florida Beggarweed, Bermudagrass, Hemp dogbane, Dogfennel, Guineagrass, Johnsongrass, Milkweed, Silverleaf nightshade, Redroot pigweed, Giant ragweed, Smutgrass, Sunflower, Canada thistle, Musk thistle, Vaseygrass and Velvetleaf.
Wiper applicators are devices that physically wipe appropriate amounts of this product directly onto the weed.
Equipment must be designed, maintained and operated to prevent the herbicide solution from contacting desirable vegetation. Operate this equipment at ground speeds no greater than 5 miles per hour. Performance may be improved by reducing speed in areas of heavy weed infestations to ensure adequate wiper saturation. Better results may be obtained if two applications are made in opposite directions.
Avoid leakage or dripping onto desirable vegetation. Adjust height of applicator to ensure adequate contact with weeds. Keep wiping surfaces clean. Be aware that, on sloping ground, the herbicide solution may migrate, causing dripping on the lower end and drying of the wicks on the upper end of a wiper applicator. Do no use wiper equipment when weeds are wet.
Mix only the amount of solution to be used during a 1-day period, as reduced activity may result from use of leftover solutions. Clean wiper parts immediately after using this product by thoroughly flushing with water.
Do not add surfactant to the herbicide solution.
For Rope or Sponge-Wick Applicators - Solutions ranging from 33 to 75 percent of this product in water may be used. Apply this solution to weeds listed above in this section.
For Panel Applicators - Solutions ranging from 33 to 100 percent of this product in water may be used in panel wiper applicators.
This product may be used in aerial or ground injection spray systems. It may be used as a liquid concentrate or diluted prior to injecting into the spray stream. Do not mix this product with the concentrate of other products when using injection systems.
The rate of this product applied per acre by vehicle-mounted CDA equipment must not be less than the amount recommended in the label when applied by conventional broadcast equipment. For vehicle-mounted CDA equipment, apply 2 to 15 gallons of water per acre.
For the control of annual weeds with hand-held CDA units, apply a 20-percent solution of this product at a flow rate of 2 fluid ounces per minute and a walking speed of 1.5 miles per hour (1 quart per acre). For the control of perennial weeds, apply a 20- to 30-percent solution of this product at a flow rate of 2 fluid ounces per minute and a walking speed of 0.75 miles per hour (2 to 3 quarts per acre).
Controlled droplet application equipment produces a spray pattern that is not easily visible. Extreme care must be exercised to avoid spray or drift contacting the foliage or any other green tissue of desirable vegetation, as damage or destruction may result.
TREE, VINE AND SHRUB CROPS
USE INSTRUCTIONS: This product may be used to destroy Banana plants infected with the Banana Bunchy Top Virus as well as non-infected Banana plants to established disease free buffers and around plantations. Remove all fruit from the plants within the treatment area prior to treatment. Inject 0.04 fluid ounce (1 milliliter) of this product's concentrate per 2 to 3 inches of pseudostem diameter.
Make the injection at least one foot above the ground, except for very small plants, which should be injected vertically into the top. Any subsequent regrowth must also be destroyed. All plants and mats (or units) adjacent (within a 4-foot radius) to a treated mat shall be mechanically destroyed.
For control of the Banana Bunchy Top Virus, it is critical that the grower follow a strict control program involving monitoring for diseased plants, spraying to control the aphid vector, and destruction of all infected mats (or units). An infected plant may not show symptoms of the Banana Bunchy Top Virus for up to 125 days, therefore it is critical that the entire mat (or unit) containing the diseased plant be destroyed immediately.
PRECAUTIONS, RESTRICTIONS: Do not apply more than 0.5 fluid ounce (15 milliliter) of this product's concentrate per mat (or unit). Remove all fruit from plants and mats (or units) prior to treatment. Do not harvest any fruit or plant materials from treated mats (or units) following injection. Do not allow livestock to consume treated plant materials. Following transplant of new Banana plants into treated areas, allow plants to become established for 3 months before applying this product for general weed control.