FLUE-CURED, BURLEY, MARYLAND AND CIGAR (PA AND WI) TOBACCO - SUCKER CONTROL
Pour recommended amount of this product into nearly filled spray tank.
Add balance of water. Maintain agitation during filling and spraying operations.
To Prevent Sucker Development on Flue-Cured, Burley, Dark-Fire,
Maryland and Cigar (PA and WI) Tobacco.
Since maleic hydrazide is absorbed and moves inside the Tobacco
plant, spraying the whole plant is not necessary. Best results can be
obtained by spraying the upper one-third to one-half of the plant. It is
very important to apply equal amounts of this product to each plant at
the correct time to obtain satisfactory control.
When to Spray: Flue-Cured, Burley, Dark-Fire and Maryland Tobacco
1. If all plants flower at about the same time, proceed as follows:
As soon as the plants are in full flower, top, pull all suckers and spray
this product uniformly on the entire field within 24 hours after topping
(see “Notes” 1–8).
2. If there is a wide range in the time of flowering, the following procedures
should be used: a) Go through field and top the few earlyflowering
plants. b) Wait until the remaining plants are in full flower
and top them. Remove all suckers from the entire field and apply
this product within 24 hours (see “Notes” 1–8). Tip leaves should be
at least 6 inches long at time of spraying.
When to Spray: Pennsylvania Cigar Tobacco
1. If your field flowers uniformly: a) Top when about 25% to 50% of
your plants show one or more open flowers on each head. b) Wait
3 days after topping. c) Spray this product. For best results, this
product should be sprayed on dry or nearly dry leaves. Avoid spraying
on leaves with dew.
2. If your field does not flower uniformly: a) When flowering in your
field is particularly uneven, you should top when 50% to 60% of the
plants show one or more open flowers per head. b) Wait 3 days
after topping and remove by hand all suckers. c) Spray this product
over your entire field.
When to Spray: Wisconsin Cigar Tobacco
1. Top field when most of the plants in your field are in full flower.
2. Remove by hand all suckers.
3. Spray within 24 hours after topping and removal of suckers.
How to Spray: This product may be applied with either a tractor-drawn
conventional sprayer or with a compressed air shoulder sprayer.
Tractor-Drawn Sprayer: Any number of nozzles may be used (see
“Note” 5). This product can be applied in the same manner as insecticides,
spraying one or more rows at a time, wetting the upper onethird
to one-half of plant.
Compressed Air Shoulder Sprayer: Spray one side of each Tobacco
row while walking at a constant rate. Use an up and down motion of
spray nozzle to moisten the upper one-third to one-half of each plant.
Apply equal amount of spray to each plant. The spray solution can be
premixed in such a way that this product is dissolved in the equivalent
of 15 to 25 gallons of water (one-half acre of treatment). First, dissolve
1.875 pounds of this product in 5 gallons of water. Then transfer a portion
of this premix solution and further dilute with fresh water as shown on chart.
Amount of Spray to Use:Apply the recommended amount of this product
in 30 to 50 gallons of water per acre. DO NOT USE less than 30 gallons
of water per acre.
For Flue-Cured, Burley, Cigar (PA or WI) and MD Tobacco: Use
3.75 pounds of this product per acre.
For Dark Tobacco: Use 7.5 pounds of this product per acre.
Time of Application
1. To control Tobacco suckers, apply this product at the proper time.
Spraying too early may prevent normal development of top leaves.
Spraying too late will allow some sucker growth. “Full Flower” is the
stage when 90% of your plants have begun to shed their first flowers.
2. Rain occurring within 6 hours after spraying Tobacco may reduce
effectiveness. Should wash-off occur within 6 hours of application
to Tobacco, a single repeat application may be made.
3. Follow dosage recommendations carefully, spray field uniformly
and do not use less than the minimum amount of water recommended
per acre on Tobacco.
4. Do not use on Tobacco plants grown for seed production.
5. Do not spray Tobacco on hot, dry days when leaves are severely
wilted or when crop is under stress. For best results, spray during
early morning, all day on cloudy days, avoiding late afternoon or
night applications. (Use a nozzle delivering a fine mist spray. Do not
use a broad jet type spray).
6. Closely hand-suckered or Tobacco treated with this product will not
ripen as rapidly as poorly suckered Tobacco. Also, under some
conditions, tips treated with this product have a tendency to turn
yellow prematurely. This is not harmful and does not mean that
your Tobacco is ripe. Therefore, do not harvest Tobacco treated
with this product by using time and the color of the leaves as your
only guide to ripeness. Use other characteristics indicative of
ripeness such as fading of color from midrib and change in apparent
7. If Tobacco plants have been grown under drought conditions, absorption
of this product will be slow and results may be less satisfactory
than plants grown under more favorable moisture
8. Too little of this product will result in less than desired control. Too
much is wasteful; it may cause burning of leaves and may reduce
quality of tips.
9. This product is not corrosive to spray equipment.
10.Rinse spray equipment with water after application. Do not contaminate
water supplies by cleaning of equipment or disposal of
11. Use only one application of this product on Tobacco per season.
12.Allow at least 7 days after application before harvest of Tobacco.