NON-CROP AREAS - WOODY PLANTS AND VINES - CUT STUBBLE TREATMENT
Tordon K herbicide is recommended for control of unwanted susceptible annual and perennial broadleaf weeds, woody plants, and vines on forest planting sites and non-crop areas including industrial manufacturing sites, rights-of-way such as electrical power lines, communication lines, pipelines, roadsides, railroads, and wildlife openings in forest and noncrop areas.
General Use Precautions
Not for sale, distribution or use in Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York State
Use this product only as specified on the label.
Do not rotate food or feed crops on treated land if they are not registered for use with picloram until an adequately sensitive bioassay or chemical test shows that no detectable picloram is present in the soil.
Do not move treated soil to other areas or use it to grow plants if they are not registered for use with picloram until an adequate sensitive bioassay or chemical test shows that no detectable picloram is present in the soil.
Do not spray if the loss of forage legumes cannot be tolerated.
Tordon K may injure or kill legumes. New legume seedlings may not grow within 2 years following application of this herbicide.
Do not transfer livestock from treated grazing areas onto sensitive broadleaf crop areas without first allowing 7 days of grazing on an untreated grass pasture. Otherwise, urine may contain enough picloram to cause injury to sensitive broadleaf plants.
Do not use manure from animals grazing treated areas on land used for growing broadleaf crops, ornamentals, orchards or other susceptible, desirable plants. Manure may contain enough picloram to cause injury to susceptible plants.
Do not use grass or hay from treated areas for composting or mulching of susceptible broadleaf plants.
Do not apply this product through a mist blower.
Be sure that use of this product conforms to all applicable regulations.
Observe any special use and application restrictions and limitations, including method of application and permissible areas of use as promulgated by state authorities.
Maximum Use Rates:
Non-cropland Areas: Total use of Tordon K, including retreatments or spot treatments, must not exceed 1.0 lb a.i. picloram (2 quarts) per acre per annual growing season on rights-of-way and other non-crop areas. On forest sites, no more than 1.0 lb a.i. picloram (2 quarts) per acre may be applied within a period of 2 annual growing seasons.
Rangeland and Permanent Grass Pastures: For control of noxious or invasive weeds as defined by federal, state, or local authorities, do not apply more than 1.0 lb active ingredient (2 quarts of Tordon K) per acre per annual growing season as a broadcast treatment. Spot treatments may be applied at the equivalent broadcast rate of up to 1.0 lb active ingredient (2 quarts) per acre.
For control of other broadleaf weeds and woody plants, do not apply more than 0.5 lb active ingredient (1 quart of Tordon K) per acre per annual growing season. Spot treatments may be applied at an equivalent broadcast rate of up to 1.0 lb active ingredient (2 quarts) per acre per annual growing season, but not more than 50% of an acre may be treated. Repeat treatments may be applied as necessary, but total use must not exceed the maximum amount specified.
Do not make application when circumstances favor movement from treatment site.
Do not contaminate water intended for irrigation or domestic purposes. To avoid injury to crops or other desirable plants, do not treat or allow spray drift or runoff to fall onto banks or bottoms of irrigation ditches, either dry or containing water, or other channels that carry water that may be used for irrigation or domestic purposes. Do not apply to snow or frozen ground.
Do not apply or otherwise permit Tordon K or sprays containing Tordon K to contact crops or other desirable broadleaf plants, including but not limited to alfalfa, beans, cotton, grapes, melons, peas, potatoes, safflower, soybeans, sugar beets, sunflower, tobacco, tomatoes, and other vegetable crops, flowers, fruit plants, ornamentals or shade trees.
Tordon K may not be applied on residential or commercial lawns or near ornamental trees and shrubs. Untreated trees can occasionally be affected by root uptake of herbicide through movement into the top soil or by excretion of the product from the roots of nearby treated trees. Do not apply Tordon K within the root zone of desirable trees unless such injury can be tolerated.
Conifer planting intervals vary. Pines planted sooner than six months after treatment with Tordon K may be injured in the South or west of the Cascade Mountains. Other conifers, west of the Cascade Mountains, may be injured if planted sooner than 8 to 9 months after treatment. For all conifers, the waiting period between treatment and planting should be 11 to 12 months in the area between the Cascade and Rocky Mountains and 8 to 9 months in the lake States and Northeastern U.S.
Use Tordon K at rates of 1/4 to 2 quarts per acre to control broadleaf weeds, woody plants, and vines. Tordon K Herbicide may be tank mixed with Garlon 4 Herbicide, Garlon 3A Herbicide, 2,4-D amines or low-volatile esters, Envert 171 and Weedone 2,4-DP to control mixed plant species. When tank mixing, observe all precautions, directions, and limitations on each product label. In all cases use the amounts specified in enough spray volume to give thorough and uniform coverage of the plants to be controlled.
To Prepare Water-Based Sprays Containing Tordon K
Add the total required amount of water to the spray tank. When using Nalco-Trol drift control additive, add at rates specified on its container while using continuous agitation. Next, add the required amount of Tordon K. If a tank mixture of herbicides is to be used, add the required amount of Garlon 4 Herbicide or Garlon 3A Herbicide, 2,4-D 3.8 lb/gal amine or low volatile ester, or Weedone 2,4-DP. Use of a non-ionic agricultural surfactant, such as Ortho X-77, Triton AG-98, or Tronic, is recommended for all applications. When using surfactants, follow the use directions and precautions listed on the surfactant manufacturer’s label. Use the higher recommended concentrations of surfactant in the spray mixture when applying lower spray volumes per acre. Continuous agitation should be maintained while mixing the spray.
Observe all use precautions listed on the label.
Broadcast Cut Stubble Treatment
To prevent re-sprouting of susceptible woody species after mowing or hand cutting on non-crop areas and rights-of-way, use Tordon K Herbicide at the the maximum allowable rate in 25 or more gallons of a water spray mixture. Best results may be obtained when applications are made before or during periods of active root growth. Applications should not be made when the soil is frozen or covered by snow or standing water. It is recommended that applications be made soon after cutting, before sprouting of woody species has occurred.