APRICOTS, CHERRIES, NECTARINES, PEACHES, PLUMS, AND PRUNES - FRUIT BROWN ROT

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bumper 41.8 EC is a broad spectrum fungicide for the control of specified diseases in labeled crops. Do not use this product in greenhouses or as a tree injection.

When an adjuvant is to be used with this product, Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc. suggests the use of a Chemical Producers and Distributors Association certified adjuvant.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

For best results, sufficient water volume should be used to provide thorough coverage. In most situations, Bumper 41.8 EC is most effective when applied and allowed to dry before a rainfall. Avoid application under conditions when uniform coverage cannot be obtained or when excessive spray drift may occur. Do not apply directly to humans or animals.

AERIAL APPLICATION: For those crops other than tree crops where aerial applications are indicated, apply in a minimum of 2 gals. of water per acre, unless specified otherwise in the APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS section of the label. For tree crops, a minimum of 5 to 10 gals. Of water per acre is recommended using the higher volume on large trees unless specified otherwise in the APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

section of the label.

GROUND APPLICATION: For tree crops, a minimum of 50 gals. of water per acre is recommended unless specified otherwise in the APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS section of the label. For all other crops, apply Bumper 41.8 EC by ground equipment in a minimum of 10 gals. of water per acre unless specified otherwise in the APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS section of the label.

BANDED APPLICATION: For banded applications, the treated area is the area covered by the band, not total cropland planted.

RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT

Bumper 41.8 EC is effective in controlling pests and minimizing the development of resistance when used in rotation with other fungicides in an IPM program. To reduce selection pressure for resistant pests:

- Bumper 41.8 EC should be used in rotation with classes of fungicides with different modes of action.

- Use Bumper 41.8 EC as part of a pest management program that includes cultural and biological control where possible.

- Bumper 41.8 EC is in the Group 3 class of fungicides. The mode of action for propiconazole, the active ingredient in this product, is as a demethylation inhibitor of sterol biosynthesis (DMI) which disrupts membrane synthesis by blocking demethylation. Resistance can develop when products with the same mode of action are used repeatedly.

- Consult your State or local agricultural pest control advisor(s) for pest control strategies established for your area.

Refer to the label for tank mix information.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

APRICOTS, CHERRIES, NECTARINES, PEACHES, PLUMS, AND PRUNES

Stone fruit diseases are most effectively controlled by ground application, using sufficient water volume to provide thorough and uniform coverage.

Brown Rot Blossom Blight (Monilinia spp.): Apply Bumper 41.8 EC at early bloom stage (apricots at red bud, cherries at popcorn, peaches and nectarines at pink bud, plums and prunes at green tip).

Make a second application of 4 fl. oz. per acre as needed up through petal fall. East of the Rocky Mountains or to prunes: Make a second application of 4 fl. oz. per acre at 50 to 75% bloom. If blossoming is prolonged or conditions favorable for disease persist, make a third application of 4 fl. oz. per acre at petal fall.

Fruit Brown Rot (Monilinia spp.): Apply as needed a maximum of 2 sprays of Bumper 41.8 EC at during the preharvest period up to the day of harvest (0 day PHI).

(1) Do not apply Bumper 41.8 EC to “Stanley” type plums. (2) Do not apply more than 8 fl. oz. of Bumper 41.8 EC per acre per crop from early bloom through petal fall. (3) Do not apply more than 8 fl. oz. of Bumper 41.8 EC per acre per crop from the end of petal fall to harvest. (4) Do not apply Bumper 41.8 EC to prunes after petal fall. (5) East of the Rocky Mountains or to prunes: Do not apply more than 12 fl. oz. of Bumper 41.8 EC per acre per crop from early bloom through petal fall.

Restricted Entry Interval

24 hours

Timings