SMALL GRAINS - PREHARVEST (DOUGH STAGE) - HIGHER RATES FOR SPECIAL SITUATIONS (MORE LIKELY TO INJURE CROP)
Performance of this product may be affected by local condition, crop varieties, and application method. User should consult local extension service, agricultural experiment, or university weed specialists, and state regulatory agencies for recommendations in your area.
Best results are obtained when product is applied to young succulent weeds that are actively-growing.
Application rates lower than recommended will be satisfactory on susceptible annual weeds. For perennial weeds and conditions such as the very dry areas of the western states, where control is difficult, the higher recommended rates should be used.
When product is used for weed control in crops, the growth stage of the crop must be considered.
Some plants and weeds, especially woody varieties, are difficult to control and may require repeat applications. Application rates should be 1 to 5 gallons of total spray by air or 5 to 25 gallons by ground equipment unless otherwise directed. In either case, use the same amount of 2,4-D recommended per acre. For crop uses, do not mix with oil, surfactants, or other adjuvants unless specifically recommended on label. To do so may reduce herbicides selectivity and could result in crop damage.
Aerial application should be used only when there is no danger of drift to susceptible crops. Many states have regulations concerning aerial application of 2,4-D formulations. Consult local regulatory authorities before making applications. This product contains the Dimethylamine salt of 2,4-D, one of the least volatile forms of 2,4-D.
Because coarse sprays are less likely to drift than fine, do not use equipment (such as hollow-cone small-orifice nozzles) or conditions (such as high pressure) that produce such sprays.
Product should not be allowed to come into contact with desirable, susceptible plants such as beans, cotton, fruit trees, grapes, legumes, ornamentals, peas, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Product should not be used in greenhouses. Excessive amounts of this product in the soil may temporarily inhibit seed germination and all plant growth.
Users should note that herbicide treatment of public water requires a permit from appropriate state agencies in most states. Your state Conservation Department, or Game and Fish Commission will aid you in securing a permit in your state.
If stored below freezing, it may be necessary to warm product to 70oF and agitate before using. This does not affect the efficiency of the product.
Spray equipment used to apply 2,4-D should not be used for any other purpose until thoroughly cleaned with a suitable chemical cleaner containing ammonia.
Spray Preparation: Add the recommended amount of Weed Rhap A-4D to approximately one-half the volume of water to be used for spraying. Agitate well, then add the remainder of the water. Continue agitation during application until spray tank is empty.
Use in Liquid-Nitrogen Fertilizer: Weed Rhap A-4D may be combined with liquid-nitrogen fertilizer suitable for foliar application of corn, grass, pastures, or small grains in one operation. Use Weed Rhap A-4D according to directions on the label for those crops. Use liquid-nitrogen fertilizer at rates recommended by supplier or extension service specialist. Mix the product and fertilizer according to the following instructions:
Fill the spray tank approximately ½ full with the liquid-nitrogen fertilizer. In a separate container, mix the amount of Weed Rhap A-4D to be used with an equal amount of water. Add Weed Rhap A-4D mixture to the spray tank while agitating. Add the remainder of the fertilizer while continuing to agitate. Apply immediately, maintaining agitation during application until tank is empty. DO NOT APPLY DURING COLD (NEAR FREEZING) WEATHER. Spray mixture must be used immediately and may not be stored.
NOTE Pre-mixing the product with an equal amount of water is important.
WHERE TO USE
This product is used to control broadleaf weeds in cereal crops, corn, sorghum, weeds and brush in rangeland, pastures, rights-of-way, and similar noncrop uses, tree injection, and for aquatic weed control.
Note: The higher rates as recommended above may be necessary to control difficult weed problems, such as dry conditions in the Western States. They should not be used, however, unless possible crop injury is acceptable. User should consult local Extension Service or Agriculture Experiment Station Weed Specialist for recommendations on special conditions.
If band treatment is used, base the dosage rate on the actual area sprayed.
BEGGARTICKS; BINDWEED; CANADA THISTLE; GROUND IVY; HOARY CRESS; IRONWEED; KNOTWEED; MALLOW; NETTLES; ORANGE HAWKWEED; SMARTWEEDS; VERVAINS; WILD GARLIC; WILD ONION; DOCKS; DOGBANE; GOLDENROD; RUSSIAN THISTLE: These species may require repeated applications and/or use of the higher rate recommended on this product label even under ideal conditions.
PIGWEEDS: Control of pigweeds in the High Plains area of Texas and Oklahoma may not be satisfactory with this product.
MUSKTHISTLE: Not registered for control of muskthistle in CA.
SMALL GRAINS NOT UNDERSEEDED WITH A LEGUME (BARLEY, OATS, WHEAT, RYE): See table for recommended use rates.
Spray when weeds are small after grain begins tillering but before boot stage (usually 4 to 8 inches tall). Do not apply before the tiller stage nor from early boot through milk stage. To control large weeds that will interfere with harvest or to suppress perennial weeds, preharvest treatment can be applied when the grain is in the dough stage. Best results will be obtained when soil moisture is adequate for plant growth and weeds are growing well.
Spring Planted Oats: Apply in sufficient water to give good coverage. Apply after the fully tillered stage, except during the boot to dough stage.
Fall Planted Oats: Apply after full tillering but before early boot stage. Some difficult weeds may require higher rates of 1 to 1 ½ pints per acre for maximum control, but injury may result. Do not spray during or immediately following cold weather.
Note: Oats are less tolerant to 2,4-D than wheat or barley and more likely to be injured. Do not forage or graze treated grain fields within 2 weeks after treatment with 2,4-D. Do not feed treated straw to livestock.
Spring Wheat and Durum: Weed Rhap A-4D may be used when the crop is in the three leaf stage but before the booting stage.
Emergency Weed Control in Wheat: For control of perennial broadleaf weeds, apply 3 pints per acre when weeds are approaching bud stage. Do not spray grain in the boot to dough stage. The 3 pint per acre application can produce injury to wheat. Balance the severity of your weed problem against the possibility of crop damage. Where perennial weeds are scattered, spot treatment is suggested to minimize the extent of crop injury. Use lower rate if small annual and biennial weeds are the major problem. Use the higher rate if perennial weeds or annual and biennial weeds are present which are in the hard-to-kill categories as determined by local experience. The higher rates increase the risk of grain injury and should be used only where the weed control problem justifies the grain damage risk. Do not apply to grain in the seedling stage. For aerial application, apply 1-5 gallons of water per acre; for ground application, use a minimum of 5 gallons of water per acre