AQUATIC WEED CONTROL - LAKES, PONDS, ETC.
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.
AQUATIC WEED CONTROL
Notice to Applicators: Before application, coordination and approval of local and state authorities may be required, either by letter of agreement or issuance of special permits for such use.
Fish breathe oxygen in the water and a water/oxygen ratio must be maintained. Decaying weeds use up oxygen. To avoid fish kill from decaying plant material, do not treat more than one half the lake or pond at one time. For large bodies of weed infested waters, leave buffer strips of at least 100 feet wide and delay treatment of these strips for 4 to 5 weeks or until the dead vegetation has decomposed.
Ground or Surface Application: Do not apply when wind speeds are at or above 10 mph.
Air Application: Do not apply when wind speeds are at or above 5 mph. The restrictions do not apply to subsurface applications used in weed control programs.
Delay the use of treated waters for irrigation for three weeks after treatment unless an approved assay shows that the water does not contain more than 0.1 ppm 2,4-D acid. Do not treat irrigation ditches in areas where water will be used to overhead sprinkler irrigate susceptible crops especially grapes, tomatoes and cotton.
Delay the use of treated water for domestic purposes for a period of three weeks or until such time as an approved assay shows that the water contains no more than 0.1 ppm 2,4-D acid.
FOR AQUATIC WEEDS IN LAKES, PONDS, RESERVOIRS, MARSHES, BAYOUS, DRAINAGE DITCHES, CANALS, AND RIVERS AND STREAMS THAT ARE QUIESCENT OR SLOW MOVING: Use 2 ½ to 4 ½ pints of Weed Rhap A-4D in 50 to 100 gallons of water per acre. Spray to wet foliage thoroughly. Application should be made when leaves are fully developed above water line and plants are actively-growing. Your State Conservation Department or Game and Fish Commission will assist you in determining the best time and rate for application under local conditions. Perennial and other hard to control weeds may require a repeat application to give adequate control.