PIGEON PEAS (PUERTO RICO ONLY) - COARSE SOILS
Vegetable Pro is a selective herbicide that may be applied either before or after weeds emerge for control of most annual broadleaf weeds and grasses including groundcherry, lambsquarters, annual morningglory, malva, mustard, black nightshade, pigweed (carelessweed), purslane, Florida pusley, ragweed, smartweed, teaweed (prickly sida), barnyardgrass (watergrass), crabgrass, foxtail, goosegrass, junglerice, Panicum spp. signalgrass, (and other Brachiaria spp.), and wild oats.
Vegetable Pro also controls shallow germinating seedlings of cocklebur, coffeeweed, and sandbur. Vegetable Pro will also provide partial control of spurred anoda (cottonweed), rough blackfoot (ironweed, cluster flaveria), and prairie sunflower in NM and western TX. Vegetable Pro does not control johnsongrass, bermudagrass, other established perennials, or sprangletop at selective rates.
When applied before weeds emerge, Vegetable Pro enters weeds through their roots. Thus, its effectiveness depends on moisture to move it into the soil. Under very dry soil conditions after application, a shallow cultivation or rotary hoeing will generally result in better weed control.
When applied to emerged weeds, Vegetable Pro provides foliar knockdown and/or residual control of later germinating weeds depending on the rate applied.
Following many years of continuous use of this product and chemically related products, biotypes of some of the weeds listed on the label have been reported which cannot be effectively controlled by this and related herbicides. Where this is known or suspected, and weeds controlled by this product are expected to be present along with resistant biotypes, we recommend the use of this product in registered combinations or in sequence with other registered herbicides, which are not triazines. If only resistant biotypes are expected to be present, use a registered non-triazine herbicide. Consult with your State Agricultural Extension Service for specific recommendations.
To avoid spray drift, do not apply under windy conditions. Avoid spray overlap as crop injury may result.
GROUND APPLICATION (ALL USES)
Use conventional ground sprayers equipped with hydraulic or mechanical agitation except in Arizona and California where only mechanical agitators are recommended.
Calibrate sprayer before use and recalibrate at the start of each season and when changing carriers. Unless otherwise specified, use a minimum of 10 gallons of spray mixture per acre for all preplant incorporated, preemergence, and postemergence applications (with or without surfactant) with ground equipment.
Use a pump with capacity to: (1) maintain 35-40 psi at nozzles; and (2) provide sufficient agitation in tank to keep mixture in suspension. A centrifugal pump which provides propeller shear action is recommended for dispersing and mixing this product. The pump should provide a minimum of 20 gallons/minute/100 gallons tank size circulated through a correctly positioned sparger tube or jets.
For preplant incorporated or preemergence application, use flat fan nozzle tips. For postemergence band application, use drop extraction tubes off-center nozzle tips. For preplant and postemergence broadcast application, use flat fan or off-center nozzle tips.
Use screens to protect the pump and to prevent nozzles from clogging. Screens placed on the suction side of the pump should be 16-mesh or coarser. Do not place a screen in the recirculation line. Use 50-mesh or coarser screens between the pump and boom, and where required, at the nozzles. Check nozzle manufacturer’s recommendations.
AERIAL APPLICATION (PREPLANT, PREEMERGENCE)
Use aerial application only where broadcast applications are specified. Use a minimum of 3 gallons of spray mixture per acre. Avoid applications under conditions where uniform coverage cannot be obtained or where excessive spray drift may occur. Do not use aerial application postemergence.
Avoid application to humans or animals. Flagmen and loaders should avoid inhalation of spray mist and prolonged contact with skin.
To assure that spray will be controllable within the target area when used according to label directions, make applications at a maximum height of 10 feet above vegetation, using low-drift nozzles at a maximum pressure of 40 psi, and restrict application to periods when wind speed does not exceed 10 mph. To assure that spray will not adversely affect adjacent sensitive non-target plants, apply Vegetable Pro by aircraft at a minimum upwind distance of 400 feet from sensitive plants.
Avoid spray overlap as injury may occur.
To ensure proper placement of Vegetable Pro, seedbeds must be well prepared and as free as possible from trash and clods.
A firm seedbed is best for obtaining effective weed control. Uniformity in height and width of seedbed is essential for proper postemergence applications of Vegetable Pro. Beds should be low and flat. Take care to avoid planter marks. Wide planter packing wheels or rollers are recommended. Wheel furrows should be uniform in depth. Mount the sprayer so that it follows the same rows as the planter.
(Puerto Rico Only)
For preemergence control of annual weeds, such as horse purslane, junglerice, wild spider flower, jimsonweed, spurge, pigweed, and Florida pusley, apply Vegetable Pro on loam soils or on clay soils. Apply at planting or immediately after planting before the crop or weeds emerge.
Precautions: To avoid crop injury, (1) Make only one application per year. (2) Do not use on sand or loamy sand soils.
Note: Do not graze or feed forage or hay to livestock or illegal residues may result.