COTTON

General Information

GENERAL USE INFORMATION

Galigan H2O may be applied for preemergence and postemergence weed control. All directions and restrictions for use found in the general use information and specific crop sections of the label must be followed.

CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS

In order for Galigan H2O to provide maximum preemergence activity: Prior to application, the bed or soil surface should be smooth and free of crop and weed trash (decaying leaves, clippings, dead weeds, etc.). Leaves and trash may be removed by blowing the area to be treated or by thoroughly mixing the trash into the soil through cultivation prior to herbicide application. After application, at least one-quarter inch (1/4 inch) of irrigation or rainfall should occur within 3 or 4 weeks after application. The best results from Galigan H2O are from applications to established beds or soil surfaces that are left undisturbed during the time period for which weed control is desired. Cultural practices that result in redistribution or disturbance of the soil surface after treatment will decrease the herbicidal effectiveness of Galigan H2O. Cutting water furrows or cultivations that mix untreated soil into treated areas will also reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.

Selective weed control: Some products listed on the label provide selective weed control. Selective weed control occurs when the target weeds are killed without impact to desirable crops or vegetation.

RATE RANGES

Select proper application rates based on soil conditions, weed spectrum, and desired period of residual weed control.

Preemergence Application: Where rate ranges are given, use the lower rate in the rate range on coarse textured soils with less than 1% organic matter. Use higher rates in the rate range on medium to fine textured soils, soils containing greater than 1% organic matter, or where a longer period of residual weed control is desired.

Postemergence Application: Where a rate range is given, use higher rate in rate range for heavy weed infestations, weeds in advanced stages of growth, or where a longer period of residual weed control is desired.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

COTTON

Post-Directed Spray

General Information

Galigan H2O is a selective herbicide for use as a post-directed application for broadleaf weed control in cotton. Cotton leaves that are accidentally sprayed will exhibit necrotic spotting and may drop from the plant; therefore, care must be exercised to avoid spray contact with the cotton leaves. Crop response may be enhanced if applications are made when excessive soil moisture is present or if rainfall occurs following application. Cotton will outgrow this condition and continue to develop normally.

DOSAGE

Galigan H2O is recommended as a post-directed application at 0.5 to 1 pint (0.25 to 0.5 lb. active) per acre.* Optimum control is achieved when 1 pint of Galigan H2O (0.5 lb. active) per acre* are applied to weed seedlings not exceeding 4 true leaves. Effective control of succulent weed seedlings in the 2- to 3-leaf stage can usually be obtained when 0.5 pint of Galigan H2O (0.25 lb. active) per acre* are applied. See MIXING DIRECTIONS for surfactant recommendation. Weeds should be in the seedling stage, young and actively growing. Do not count cotyledon leaves.

Refer to the label for banded Application.

TIMING

Southern Cotton (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, And Virginia):

Cotton plant height must be a minimum 6 inches or greater. Application to cotton plants less than 6 inches tall may result in severe crop injury and is not recommended. In cotton 6 to 8 inches tall, Galigan H2O must be applied using rigid precision ground sprayer equipment. The use of spray shields is recommended to avoid spray contact with cotton foliage. Use branch lifters or shields if excessive spray contact on larger cotton plants (8 inches or greater) cannot be avoided by the directed spray.

Western Cotton (Arizona And California):

Cotton plant height must be a minimum 6 inches or greater. Applications to cotton plants less than 6 inches tall may result in severe crop injury and is not recommended. In cotton 6 to 8 inches tall, Galigan H2O must be applied using rigid precision ground sprayer equipment. The use of spray shields is recommended to avoid spray contact with cotton foliage. Use branch lifters or shields if excessive spray contact on larger cotton plants (8 inches or greater) cannot be avoided by the directed spray.

To obtain the maximum benefit of postemergence activity, encourage weed emergence by irrigating prior to spraying. Irrigate immediately following herbicide application to obtain greatest benefit of preemergence activity from Galigan H2O on nightshade and groundcherry species.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Southern And Western Cotton

Accurate, uniform placement of Galigan H2O spray is essential for effective weed control and to minimize cotton injury. As a directed postemergence application, Galigan H2O should be applied at 20 to 25 psi using 20 to 40 gallons of spray on a broadcast acre basis. Do not exceed 25 psi. Spray should be directed towards the base of the cotton plant. Cotton foliage receiving accidental spray or drift may be injured. Weeds should be in the seedling stage, young and actively growing.

Galigan H2O can be applied using a post-direct spray rig with only 2 flat fan nozzles per row, 1 nozzle on each side of the row. Additional care should be taken when adjusting sprayer prior to application. For best coverage, it is suggested to use 4 flat fan nozzles per row, 2 nozzles on each side of the row. The 2 forward nozzles should point forward and downward while the rear nozzles should point to the rear and downward. With either sprayer system, nozzles should be adjusted to cover the weed foliage with minimum contact to the cotton plant. Do not use cone nozzles.

SPECIFIC USE RESTRICTIONS

In addition to the following, also observe GENERAL USE RESTRICTIONS listed elsewhere on the label.

- SOUTHERN COTTON: Do not apply more than 1 pint (0.5 lb. active) per broadcast acre of Galigan H2O per season as a result of single or multiple applications. Do not apply within 90 days of harvest. A 14-day interval from treatment to incorporation is specified.

- WESTERN COTTON: Do not apply more than 1 pint (0.5 lb. active) of Galigan H2O per broadcast acre as a result of a single application. Do not apply within 75 days of harvest. A 14-day interval from treatment to incorporation is specified.

Notes:

- Poinsettia, Wild; Sida, Prickly (Teaweed): Multiple applications may be required for acceptable control.

- Sicklepod: Post-direct applications of Galigan H2O will kill or suppress seedlings not exceeding the one true leaf stage.

Method
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24 hours