WHEAT, BARLEY, OATS, TRITICALE AND RYE

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

DOUBLE UP B+D is formulated as an emulsifiable concentrate of octanoic acid ester of bromoxynil containing the equivalent of 2 pounds of bromoxynil per gallon and 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid containing the equivalent of 1.9 pounds per gallon.

DOUBLE UP B+D is a selective postemergence herbicide for control of important broadleaf weeds infesting small grains wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale. Optimum weed control is obtained when DOUBLE UP B+D is applied to actively growing weed seedlings. DOUBLE UP B+D contains a contact herbicide and a systemic herbicide, therefore thorough coverage of the weed seedlings is essential for optimum control.

DOUBLE UP B+D has little residual activity. Therefore subsequent flushes of weeds will not be controlled by the initial treatment.

Generally crops that form a good canopy will help shade subsequent weed flushes. However, certain crops or short-straw varieties, for example Yaccora Rojo wheat, may not develop the crop canopy fast enough to shade the subsequent flushes of weeds.

Occasional transitory leaf burn may occur. The temporary leaf burn is similar to that seen with liquid fertilizer. Recovery of the crop is generally rapid with no lasting effect. Frequency and amount of leaf burn may be greater when crops are stressed by abrasive winds, cool to cold evening temperatures or mechanical injury, such as that caused by hail, sleet or insect feeding. To reduce the potential for temporary leaf burn, applications should be made to dry foliage in the recommended spray volumes per acre when weather conditions are not extreme.

GROUND APPLICATION

Use a standard herbicide boom sprayer that provides uniform and accurate application. Sprayer should be equipped with screens no finer than 50 mesh in the nozzle tips and in-line strainers.

Select a spray volume and delivery system that will ensure thorough and uniform spray coverage. For optimum spray distribution and thorough coverage use of flat-fan nozzles (maximum tip size 8008) with a spray pressure of 40-60 psi are recommended. Other nozzle types and lower spray pressures that produce coarse spray droplets may not provide adequate coverage of the weeds to ensure optimum control. Raindrop nozzles and flood nozzles are not recommended as weed control with DOUBLE UP B+D may be reduced.

In general, a spray volume of 10 to 20 gallons per acre (GPA) is recommended for optimum spray coverage. A minimum of 5 GPA with a minimum spray pressure of 50 psi and a maximum ground speed of 10 mph may be used with higher speed, low-volume ground application if ground terrain, crop and weed density allow effective spray distribution. When using higher speed equipment, a maximum ground speed of 10 mph is suggested if field conditions cause excessive boom movement during application which results in poor spray coverage. Ground applications made when dry, dusty field conditions exist may provide reduced weed control in wheel track areas. Applications using less than 10 gallons per acre may result in reduced weed control.

When weed infestations are heavy, use of higher spray volumes and spray pressure will be helpful in obtaining uniform weed coverage. When corn or grain sorghum are large enough to interfere with the spray pattern, drop nozzles should be used to obtain uniform weed coverage. If you are unsure of the infestation level or size of crop, consult your local extension service. Do not apply when winds are gusty or when other conditions favor poor spray coverage and/or off target spray movement.

USER PRECAUTIONS

Avoid use of small diameter spray nozzles. Avoid spray drifts onto susceptible plants such as vegetables, flowers, tomatoes, beans, sugarbeets, sunflowers, and other legumes. Coarse sprays are less likely to drift. Do not spray at all in the vicinity near susceptible plants to prevent any vapor drift. Local conditions may affect the use of herbicides. State agricultural authorities in many states issue recommendations to fit local conditions. Be sure that the use of this product conforms to all applicable conditions.

If tank-mixing, a compatibility test is recommended to ensure satisfactory spray preparation. To test for compatibility, use a small container and mix a small amount (0.5 to 1 quart) of spray combining all ingredients in the same ratio as the anticipated use. If any indications of physical incompatibility develop, do not use this mixture for spraying. Indications of incompatibility usually will appear within 5 to 15 minutes after mixing. To ensure maximum crop safety and weed control, follow all cautions and limitations on the label and the labels of products used in the tank-mixture.

AERIAL APPLICATION

Use orifice discs, cores and nozzle types and arrangements that will provide for optimum spray distribution and maximum coverage. In general a minimum spray volume of 5 GPA and a maximum pressure of 40 psi are recommended.

Do not apply during inversion conditions, when winds are gusty or when other conditions favor poor spray coverage and/or off target spray movement. Off target spray movement can be minimized by increasing the spray volume per acre and not applying when winds exceed 10 mph.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

FOR THE CONTROL OF LISTED BRAODLEAF WEEDS IN WHEAT, BARLEY, OATS, TRITICALE AND RYE

Use ¾ to 2 pints of this herbicide per acre in enough spray volume to provide uniform coverage of weeds, usually 10-20 gallons per acre by ground equipment and 5 gallons by aircraft. Application should be made to cereal grains from the fully tillered stage of growth but before the jointing stage. Use the 2 pints rate for mustards, pigweed and wild buckwheat. Use the 2 pints rate for kochia and tansy mustard or when weeds are growing under cool dry conditions. Heavy weed populations require a higher rate and complete spray coverage. Apply to weeds up to the 4 leaf stage or 2 inches in height, whichever comes first.

RESTRICTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS

Do not permit dairy animals or meat animals being finished for slaughter to forage treated grain fields within 45 days after treatment.

Do not apply when crop canopy covers the weeds as poor weed control will result.

Do not apply when crops are under moisture stress.

Reduced weed control may occur when weeds are stressed from lack of moisture or cold temperatures.

Do not plant rotational crops within 30 days following application.

The total cumulative rate should not exceed 2 lbs. ai. of 2,4-D.

Do not feed treated straw to livestock.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours