FALLOW BED (COTTON, SOYBEANS)

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

FALLOW BED (COTTON, SOYBEANS)

GROUND OR AERIAL APPLICATION OF GALIGAN H2O ON FALLOW BEDS (TO BE PLANTED TO COTTON OR SOYBEANS)

NOT FOR USE ON FALLOW BEDS TO BE PLANTED TO SOYBEANS IN CALIFORNIA

General Information

Galigan H2O is effective as a preemergence and/or postemergence herbicide when used alone or in a tank mix combination with glyphosate or paraquat for the control of winter annual broadleaf weeds in fallow beds to be planted to cotton or soybeans. Do not apply Galigan H2O within 7 days prior to planting. The fallow beds should be worked thoroughly to a depth of at least 2 inches prior to planting. It is important to thoroughly break the soil surface prior to planting. Weed control should not be expected following breaking of the soil surface.

EXERCISE EXTREME CARE TO AVOID HERBICIDE CONTACT WITH ANY DESIRABLE DORMANT OR NON-DORMANT CROP, PLANT, TREE, OR VEGETATION AS SEVERE INJURY MAY RESULT.

DOSAGE

Galigan H2O may be applied at 0.5 to 1 pint (0.25 to 0.5 lb. active) per broadcast acre. The lower rate (0.5 pint per acre) should provide up to 4 weeks of preemergence control of susceptible weeds and provide postemergence control of susceptible weeds (up to 4-leaf stage). The higher rate (1 pint per acre) should provide preemergence control of susceptible weeds for up to 8 weeks and postemergence control of susceptible weeds (up to 6-leaf stage). Best preemergence control is achieved when irrigation or rainfall occurs within 3 or 4 weeks following application.

WEEDS CONTROLLED

Galigan H2O should provide preemergence and postemergence control of the weeds listed when used at recommended dosages and weed stage.

Notes:

- Postemergence: Thorough spray coverage is essential to maximize the postemergence activity of Galigan H2O. For postemergence control when applied by air, a tank mixture of Galigan H2O with either glyphosate or paraquat is recommended.

- Eveningprimrose, Cutleaf: Requires maximum rate and/or multiple applications for effective control.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

GROUND APPLICATION

Galigan H2O should be applied in a minimum of 20 gallons of water per acre. The volume of water used should be increased as the weeds become taller and more dense. Use a low-pressure sprayer equipped with flat fan nozzles. Spray equipment should be calibrated carefully before each use.

AERIAL APPLICATION

Galigan H2O should be applied using swirl jet or hollow cone nozzles and a spray pressure less than 40 psi to deliver a minimum spray volume of 5 gallons per acre (in California, minimum 10 GPA when applied alone or tank mixed with paraquat). Applications should be made at a height of 6 to 10 feet above the soil surface. It is suggested that the nozzles on the spray booms should not be placed any closer to the wing or rotor tips than 3/4 of the span; this will minimize the formation of spray or wing tip vortice roll. Nozzles should be spaced and positioned to produce a uniform spray pattern and to minimize or eliminate the formation of droplets 100 microns or less in diameter.

AVOID DRIFT: When applying to fallow beds, extreme care must be exercised to prevent spray drift that could result in damage to other crops or desirable vegetation. Use the following guidelines when aerial applications are to be made:

1. Do not apply when the wind direction is not stable, when inversion conditions exist, or when wind velocity exceeds 10 mph.

2. When wind speeds are 5 mph or less, maintain a minimum downwind buffer zone of at least 1/2 mile from all crops and desirable vegetation, except for the following:

Maintain a minimum download buffer zone of:

- 150 feet from dormant treefruit, dormant vines and overwintering sugar beets.

- 650 feet from garlic, jojoba, legumes, onions, pastures, small grains, seedling sugar beets, and non-targeted vegetable fallow beds.

3. When wind speeds are between 5 and 10 mph, downwind buffer zones in excess of those listed above are suggested.

4. For upwind and side borders, maintain a minimum buffer zone of 150 feet from any non-targeted vegetable fallow bed, crop, or desirable vegetation. This use if a drift control agent may be required by local regulations. However, the drift control agent may decrease the weed control activity.

SPECIFIC USE RESTRICTIONS

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

- Read and observe all label directions before using. When tank mixing, always read all individual manufacturers’ labels. In interpreting all labels for the tank mixture, the most restrictive situations must apply.

- Do not apply more than 1 pint (0.5 lb. active) of Galigan H2O per acre per fallow season.

- Do not apply Galigan H2O within 7 days prior to planting of cotton.

Restricted Entry Interval

24 hours