ALMOND, GRAPES, PISTACHIO AND NON-BEARING FRUIT & NUT TREES - UP TO 10% OM - ALL SOIL TYPES - GRASS WEEDS

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Chateau SW uses:

- Chateau SWprovides residual control of susceptible weeds in almond, cotton, grape, mint, non-bearing fruit & nut trees, peanut, pistachio and sweet potato.

- Chateau SWprovides additional burndown activity when used as part of a burndown program in almond, cotton, grape, nonbearing fruit & nut trees and peanut.

- Chateau SWcan be applied as part of a fall burndown program for control of susceptible winter annuals.

- Chateau SWcan be applied with a hooded or shielded sprayer, as well as part of a layby application, in cotton for postemergence weed control as well as residual control of susceptible weeds.

- Chateau SWcan be used on farms, orchards and vineyards for non-selective vegetation control to maintain bare ground noncrop areas that must be kept weed free.

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

- Do not apply this product when weather conditions favor spray drift from treated areas.

- Do not graze treated fields or feed treated forage or hay to livestock.

- When applying by air, observe drift management restrictions and precautions listed under “AERIAL APPLICATION”.

- Do not apply more than 12 oz. of Chateau SW per acre during a single application.

- Do not apply more than 24 oz. of Chateau SW per acre during a single calendar year.

- Do not apply to frozen or snow covered soil.

- Mechanical incorporation into the soil will reduce residual weed control.

- Post directed and layby applications of Chateau SWshould be applied only to healthy growing crops.

- Spray equipment used to apply Chateau SW should not be used to apply other materials to any crop foliage, unless the proper cleanout procedures is followed. See “SPRAYER CLEANUP” for more information.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND BIOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE

Preemergence Application (Conventional Tillage) Important: Crop injury may occur from applications made to poorly drained soils and/or applications made under cool, wet conditions. Risk of crop injury can be minimized by using on well drained soils, planting at least 1.5 inches deep, using high quality seed and completely covering seeds with soil prior to preemergence applications. Treated soil that is splashed onto newly emerged crops may result in temporary crop injury.

Moisture is necessary to activate Chateau SW in soil for residual weed control. Dry weather following applications of Chateau SW may reduce effectiveness. However, when adequate moisture is received after dry conditions, Chateau SW will control susceptible germinating weeds. Chateau SW may not control weeds that germinate after application but before an activating rainfall/irrigation or weeds that germinate through cracks resulting from dry soil. When adequate moisture is not received after a Chateau SW application, weed control may be improved by irrigation with at least 1/4 inch of water. If emerged weeds are controlled by cultivation, residual weed control will be reduced.

Burndown Application

For best results, Chateau SW should be applied as part of a burndown program to actively growing weeds. Applying Chateau SW under conditions that do not promote active weed growth will reduce herbicide effectiveness. Do not apply Chateau SW when weeds are under stress due to drought, excessive water, extremes in temperature, disease or low humidity. Weeds under stress tend to become less susceptible to herbicidal action. Chateau SWis most effective when applied under warm sunny conditions. Reduced residual weed control may occur when burndown applications are made to fields where heavy crop and/or weed residue exist.

Postemergence Application

Chateau SW should only be applied to healthy crops labeled for postemergence use. Do not apply Chateau SW to crops that have been weakened by disease, drought, flooding, excessive fertilization, soil salts, previously applied pesticides, nematodes, insects or winter injury.

Soil Characteristics

Application of Chateau SW to soils with high organic matter and/or high clay content may require higher dosages than soils with low organic matter and/or low clay content. Application to cloddy seedbeds can result in reduced weed control.

HERBICIDE RATE

Residual Weed Control (Including Preemergence Applications or Applications as Part of a Fall or Spring Burndown and Fallow Seedbed Program)

Based upon soil characteristics (organic matter content and texture), the most difficult to control weed species being targeted, and the crop being grown, select the proper Chateau SW dosage from the rate range tables contained in the label.

CARRIER VOLUME AND SPRAY PRESSURE

(Ground Equipment only. See Information for Aerial Equipment under “AERIAL APPLICATION”.)

Preemergence Application (Conventional Tillage)

To ensure uniform coverage, use 10 to 30 gals. of spray solution per acre for conventional-tillage applications. Nozzle selection should meet manufacturer's gallonage and pressure recommendations for preemergence herbicide application.

Burndown Application (Prior to Crop Emergence)

To ensure thorough coverage in burndown applications, use 15 to 50 gals. Spray solution per acre. Use 20 to 50 gals. per acre if dense vegetation or heavy crop residue is present. Nozzle selection should meet manufacturer's gallonage and pressure recommendations for postemergence herbicide application.

Postemergence Application (Emerged Crop)

To ensure thorough coverage in burndown applications, use 15 to 30 gals. Spray solution per acre. Use 20 to 30 gals. per acre if dense vegetation or heavy crop residue is present. Nozzle selection should meet manufacturer's gallonage and pressure recommendations for postemergence herbicide application.

APPLICATION EQUIPMENT

Application equipment should be clean and in good repair. Nozzles should be uniformly spaced on boom and frequently checked for accuracy.

BROADCAST APPLICATION

Apply Chateau SW, and Chateau SW tank mixes, with ground equipment using standard commercial sprayers equipped with flat fan or flood nozzles (preemergence applications only) designed to deliver the desired spray pressure and spray volume.

BAND APPLICATION

When banding, use proportionately less water and Chateau SW per acre. The rate of Chateau SW required per acre, when applied as a banded application, can be calculated with the formula on the label.

AERIAL APPLICATION

Spray drift away from the site of application may cause damage to non-target vegetation. To minimize drift, apply the largest droplet size consistent with uniform coverage and satisfactory weed control. To obtain satisfactory application and avoid drift, the following directions must be observed:

- Do not apply during low-level inversion conditions, when winds are gusty or under other conditions that favor drift. Do not spray when wind velocity is less than 2 mph or more than 10 mph.

- Do not apply this product by air within 40 ft. of non-target plants including non-target crops.

- Do not apply this product by air within 100 ft. of emerged cotton crops.

- Do not apply this product by air within 40 ft. of streams, wetlands, marshes, ponds, lakes and reservoirs.

- Carrier Volume and Spray Pressure: When used as part of a burndown weed control program, apply Chateau SW in 7 to 10 gals. of water per acre. Application at less than 7 gals. per acre may provide inadequate control. When used for preemergence weed control, apply Chateau SW in 5 to 10 gals. of water per acre. The higher gallonage applications generally afford more consistent weed control. Do not exceed the nozzle manufacturer’s recommended pressures. For many nozzle types, lower pressure produces larger droplets. When higher flow rates are needed, use higher flow rate nozzles instead of increasing pressure.

- Nozzle Selection and Orientation: Formation of very small drops may be minimized by appropriate nozzle selection, by orienting nozzles away from the air stream as much as possible and by avoiding excessive spray pressure. Use nozzles that produce flat or hollow cone spray patterns. Use non-drip type nozzles, such as diaphragm-type nozzles, to avoid unwanted discharge of spray solution. The nozzles must be directed toward the rear of the aircraft, at an angle between 0 and 15° downward. Do not place nozzles on the outer 25% of the wings or rotors.

- Adjuvants and Drift Control Additives: Refer to tank mix partner’s label for adjuvant recommendation. Drift control additives may be used. When a drift control additive is used, read and carefully observe the cautionary statements and all other information appearing on the additive label.

Refer in the specific supplemental label for the Mixing Order Information for Chateau Herbicide + Drift Retardant Tank Mixes.

Refer in the supplemental label regarding the use of chemigation on alfalfa.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

DIRECTIONS FOR USE IN ALMOND, GRAPES, PISTACHIO AND NON-BEARING FRUIT & NUT TREES

Chateau SWshould be tank mixed with a labeled burndown herbicide for control of the emerged weeds listed in Table 6. Refer to tank mix partner’s label for additional weed species and increased weed heights claimed. Refer to tank mix partner’s label for additional restrictions, including minimum carrier volume and crops in which tank mix partner may be used.

Burndown tank mix partners include glyphosate, paraquat, 2,4-D and Rely. Refer to Table 7 for weeds controlled by the residual activity of Chateau SW.

A maximum Chateau SW rate of 6 oz./A per application should be used on any soil that has a sand plus gravel content over 80% if trees or vines are less than 3 years of age.

Chateau SW should be applied as a uniform broadcast application to the orchard or vineyard floor or as a uniform band directed at the base of the trunk or vine.

Rates listed in Table 6 refer to a broadcast application covering the entire acre. When making a banded application, the rate must be reduced according to the formula on the label.

ALMOND AND PISTACHIO

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

- Do not apply to almond or pistachio trees established less than one year, unless protected from spray contact by non-porous wraps, grow tubes or waxed containers.

- Do not apply after petal fall unless using hooded or shielded application equipment and applicator can ensure spray drift will not come in contact with crop fruit or foliage.

- Do not make sequential application within 30 days of the first application.

- Do not apply within 60 days of harvest.

- Follow the most restrictive label limitations and precautions of the tank mix product(s) being used. Avoid direct or indirect spray contact to foliage and green bark (non-barked trunk).

GRAPE

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

- Do not apply to grapes established less than 2 years unless they are trellised at least 3 ft. from the soil surface or are protected from spray contact by non-porous wrap, grow tubes or waxed containers.

- Do not apply after flowering unless using hooded or shielded application equipment and applicator can ensure spray drift will not come in contact with crop fruit or foliage.

- Do not apply to grapes that are not trellised or staked unless they are free standing.

- Do not make a sequential application within 30 days of the first application.

- Do not apply within 60 days of harvest.

- Follow the most restrictive label limitations and precautions of the tank mix product(s) being used. Avoid direct or indirect spray contact to foliage and green bark (non-barked vines, with the exception of undesirable suckers).

NON-BEARING FRUIT AND NUT TREES

NON-BEARING APPLE, APRICOT, AVOCADO, CHERRY, FIG, GRAPEFRUIT, HAZELNUT, LEMON, NECTARINE, OLIVE, ORANGE, PEACH, PEAR, PECAN, PLUM (INCLUDING DRIED PLUM), TANGERINE AND WALNUT

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

- Do not apply to trees established less than one year, unless protected from spray contact by non-porous wraps, grow tubes or waxed containers.

- Do not make a sequential application within 30 days of the first application.

- Do not harvest fruit or nuts from treated trees within one year of application.

- Follow the most restrictive label limitations and precautions of the tank mix product(s) being used. Avoid direct or indirect spray contact to foliage and green bark.

Weeds Controlled:

Chateau SW can be used on soils with greater than 10% organic matter; however, length of residual control may be shorter than on soils with lower organic matter content.

A maximum Chateau SWrate of 6 oz./A per application should be used on any soil that has a sand content over 80% if trees or vines are under 3 years of age.

Important Notice for Almond Growers in Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties

- In defined areas of Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, occasional crop injury has occurred in almonds when Chateau treatments were made in orchards under stress conditions accentuated by limited soil moisture.

- There are several risk factors in this geography, which together make this area a unique growing environment.

- Almond growers have requested that the Chateau label remain available in this area due to high satisfaction when best practices are followed.

Best Practices for Chateau Use in Almonds in Defined Area

Timing

- For best results, apply Chateau in the fall prior to winter rains.

- Apply only once per season. Avoid sequential applications in the restricted area.

Soil Type & pH

- Use only in soils with >15% clay content and >1% organic matter.

- Manage top 2 inches of soil to a pH of 6.5 to 7.0, and soil profile to a neutral to slightly basic Ph level.

- Avoid use in restrictive soil profiles including hardpans, sub-surface rock and areas that have been cut, filled and/or leveled.

Moisture Requirements

- Irrigate to supplement rainfall if needed to bring accumulated moisture to 6+ inches between application and bud break.

- For more information on soil moisture management, refer to the U.C. Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication 3308 IPM Almonds manual.

Planting / Replanting / Transplants

- Wait at least six months after a Chateau treatment if there is a risk that herbicide treated soil will come into contact with young almond tree roots.

- Do not use Chateau-treated soil to cover newly planted tree roots.

- Add compost and/or humic acid to increase soil organic matter.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours