ORNAMENTALS - CARROT WILD, ETC.
Lontrel Turf and Ornamental herbicide is recommended for selective, postemergence control of broadleaf weeds in non-residential turfgrass, including turfgrass grown for seed or sod farms, noncrop areas such as roadsides and unimproved rough turf areas, landscapes, ornamental plantings, field grown nurseries such as with conifers, non-leguminous woody species, and ornamental grasses.
- In California, Florida and New York the maximum use rate is 2/3 pint per acre per growing season.
- Sale and use of this product in Suffolk and Nassau counties in the state of New York is prohibited.
- In California and Washington, turfgrass and lawn uses are restricted to golf courses only.
- In Oregon, use of this product is limited to golf courses, field grown nurseries, noncrop areas, and grass grown for seed or sod farms.
- Do not use on residential turfgrass. Turfgrass and lawn uses are restricted to non-residential sites.
- Do not contaminate irrigation ditches or water used for irrigation or domestic purposes.
- Do not collect runoff water from treated areas for use as irrigation water.
- Do not apply by aircraft.
- Do not use in greenhouses.
- Do not use in container nurseries.
- Do not make broadcast applications to ornamental plantings in commercial and residential landscape settings, except as noted in the landscape section below. However, spot and directed applications are permissible.
- To avoid plant injury, do not apply to exposed roots of shallow rooted trees and shrubs such as legumes (pod bearing plants such as acacia, locust, mimosa, redbud, or mesquite) or littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata and other Tilia species).
- Do not allow sprays of this product to contact exposed suckers and/or roots of susceptible trees or shrubs or injury may occur.
- Do not reseed turfgrass for 3 weeks after application.
- Lontrel Turf and Ornamental is not labelled for use on golf course putting greens or tees.
- Do not send grass clippings to a compost facility.
- Do not collect grass clippings for mulch or compost.
- Applicator must give notice to landowners/property managers to not use grass clippings for composting.
- Chemigation: Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.
Crop Rotation Restrictions
Residues of this product in treated plant tissues that have not completely decayed may affect succeeding susceptible crops. Do not rotate to susceptible broadleaf plantings for 10.5 months after application of this product or 18 months if soil contains less than 2% organic matter. A field bioassay is recommended prior to planting certain plant species that may be highly sensitive to clopyralid, such as members of the legume family. These recommendations are based on average annual precipitation, regardless of irrigation practices. Use of this product in accordance with these rotational recommendations, if followed, is not expected to result in crop injury. However, because this product is dissipated in the soil by microbial activity and the rate of microbial activity is dependent on soil moisture, temperature, and organic matter, accurate prediction of potential rotational crop injury is impossible. In areas of low organic matter (<2.0%) and less than 15 inches average annual precipitation, potential for crop injury may be reduced by removal of plant residues, supplemental fall irrigation and deep tillage prior to planting a sensitive crop.
Field Bioassay Instructions: Using typical tillage practices, and established practices for a particular crop, make limited plantings of the potentially sensitive plant variety across the area previously treated with this product. Plants should also be located so that different field conditions are encountered, including differences in soil texture, pH, and drainage. If the intended crop does not show visible symptoms of injury within 90 to 120 days, the sensitive crop in question can be established in the treated area in the growing season following the bioassay. If visible injury occurs, the intended sensitive crop should not be planted and the bioassay repeated the following growing season.
Treatment of Plant Species not Listed on the Label (Nursery and
Turfgrass Use Only): Users who wish to use Lontrel Turf and Ornamental on ornamental plant and turfgrass species not listed on this label may determine the suitability for use by treating a small area of turfgrass or small number of ornamental plants at a recommended rate. Prior to treatment of larger areas, treated plants should be observed for any symptoms of herbicidal injury, such as foliar damage, reduced vigor or stand reduction, during 30 to 60 days of normal growing conditions to determine if the treatment is non-injurious. The user assumes responsibility for any plant damage or other liability resulting from use of Lontrel Turf and Ornamental on ornamental plant species not listed in this label.
Avoiding Injury to Non-Target Plants
This product can affect susceptible broadleaf plants directly through foliage and indirectly by root uptake from treated soil. Therefore, do not apply this product directly to, or allow spray drift to come in contact with, flowers, grapes, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, lentils, peas, alfalfa, sunflowers, soybeans, safflower, or other susceptible broadleaf crops or ornamental plants or soil where these crops will be planted the same season. See Crop Rotation Restrictions above.
Apply to actively growing weeds. Extreme growing conditions such as drought or near freezing temperatures prior to, at, or following application may reduce weed control and increase the risk of crop injury at all stages of growth. Only weeds that have emerged at the time of application will be affected. Wet foliage at the time of application may decrease control. Applications of Lontrel Turf and Ornamental are rainfast within 2 hours after application.
Use of Adjuvants
Addition of surfactants, crop oils, or other adjuvants is not usually necessary when using this product. Adding a surfactant to the spray mixture may increase effectiveness on weeds but may reduce selectivity to the crop or desirable plant, particularly under conditions of plant stress. If an adjuvant is added to the spray solution, follow all manufacturer use guidelines.
Use sufficient spray volume to provide thorough coverage and a uniform spray pattern. For best results and to minimize spray drift, apply in a spray volume of 20 gallons or more per acre. As vegetative canopy and weed density increase, spray volume should be increased to obtain equivalent weed control. Use only nozzle types and spray equipment designed for herbicide application. To reduce spray drift, follow precautions under Avoiding Injury to Non-Target Plants.
To prevent misapplication, spot treatments should be applied with a calibrated boom or with hand sprayers using a fixed spray volume per 1000 sq ft as indicated in the label.
Hand-Held or Backpack Sprayer Application
Hand-held sprayers may be used for treatment of smaller areas if care is taken to apply the spray uniformly and at a rate equivalent to a broadcast application. Application rates in the table are based on an area of 1000 sq ft. Mix the amount of Lontrel Turf and Ornamental (fl oz or mL) corresponding to the desired broadcast rate in the spray volume needed to treat 1000 sq ft. To calculate the amount required for larger areas, multiply the table value (fl oz or ml) by the area to be treated in "thousands" of square feet, e.g., if the area to be treated is 3500 sq ft, multiply the table value by 3.5 (calc. 3500 ÷ 1000 = 3.5). An area of 1 000 sq ft is approximately 10.5 x 10.5 yards (strides) in size.
Weeds Controlled and Use Rates
For best results, apply Lontrel Turf and Ornamental when weeds are small and actively growing. For control of weeds such as Canada thistle and knapweeds, apply after the majority of the basal leaves have emerged, but before bud stage. Applications made too early or later than bud stage may result in less consistent control.
Note: Use higher rates when hard to control species are prevalent or when applications are made in late summer or on mature weeds or during periods of drought stress.
In California, Florida and New York the maximum use rate is 2/3 pint/acre per growing season.
Ornamentals (Landscapes and Nurseries)
Lontrel Turf and Ornamental may be used for selective postemergence control of labeled broadleaf weeds in new and established plantings of selected ornamentals. See Weeds Controlled and Use Rates in General Information section.
Specific Use Precautions:
- Due to the wide variety of plants found in commercial and residential landscape settings and to avoid injury to non-target species, use only spot and directed sprays on labeled ornamental species n landscape settings except as noted here in the Ornamental section.
- Do not apply Lontrel Turf and Ornamental to the foliage or bark or under the canopy of legumes (pod bearing plants such as acacia, locust, mimosa, redbud, or mesquite) or littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata and other Tilia species). Lontrel Turf and Ornamental is also highly active on plants in the sunflower family such as perennial daisies and sunflowers, and the nightshade family such as potato vine and Jerusalem cherry. Do not allow spray or spray drift to come in contact with desirable plants belonging to these families or severe plant injury or death may occur.
- Do not tank mix Lontrel Turf and Ornamental with other herbicides labeled for use in landscape ornamentals except Dimension and Gallery specialty herbicides and/or grass herbicides, and only on iceplant, Myoporum, red apple and other ground covers that are tolerant to Lontrel Turf and Ornamental.
- Do not apply to container grown ornamentals.
- For treatment of nursery ornamentals not found in this section refer to Precautions and Restrictions.
Nursery - Broadcast and Directed Application –Not for Use in Container Grown Ornamentals
Apply as an over the top broadcast foliar spray or as a directed spray. Apply in 20 gallons or more per acre total spray volume using ground equipment only. Multiple applications may be made as long as the total rate per growing season does not exceed 1 1/3 pint per acre. In California, Florida and New York the maximum use rate is 2/3 pint per acre per growing season. Apply to new plantings only after they are well established. See Weeds Controlled and Use Rates in General Information section.
Landscape and Nursery Spot Treatment
Spot treatments using hand-held equipment are allowed, but avoid contact with tree foliage or limit contact to lower branches. Apply to weeds on a spray to wet basis with a uniform and complete spray coverage. See additional instructions for spot applications using h and-held application equipment in Application Directions section. Broadcast applications may be made over ground covers such as iceplant, Myoporum and red apple.
Lontrel Turf and Ornamental may be used in established plantings of the following ornamental trees, shrubs, and ornamental grasses listed in the label.
- Control of Canada thistle: For effective control of Canada thistle, apply Lontrel Turf and Ornamental at the rate of 2/3 pint per acre when the majority of thistle plants have emerged and are from 6 to 8 inches in height or diameter to bud stage. For best results, do not cultivate areas before or after application since cultivation can disrupt translocation of the herbicide to the roots of Canada thistle and reduce control. If cultivation is necessary following application, it should be delayed 14 to 20 days. In landscape settings, for control of Canada thistle apply only as a directed spot application as described above to avoid injuring non-target plants. In nurseries, a spot treatment or broadcast application may be made as directed.