GRAPE, POME FRUIT, STONE FRUIT AND NON-BEARING FRUIT TREES - UP TO 10% OM - ALL SOIL TYPES - GRASS WEEDS - CALIFORNIA

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

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

- 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 12 month period.

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

- 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.

- Do not apply to farm alleys or roads where traffic may result in treated dust settling onto crops or other desirable vegetation.

- Do not apply within 300 yards of non-dormant pears.

- Do not apply to powdery soils or soils that are susceptible to wind displacement unless irrigation can be applied immediately after application.

- Do not mow treated areas between bud break and final harvest. Dust created by mowing may drift onto desirable vegetation resulting in injury.

- 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 and non-barked vines with the exception of undesirable suckers).

For grape and non-bearing fruit trees, 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. For pome fruit and stone fruit, Chateau SW can only be applied as a uniform band directed at the base of the trunk prior to “pink bud” in apple and “bud break in stone fruit and pear. The preferred application timing for Chateau SW is in the fall to maximize the potential for rainfall to activate and set the herbicide. Do not apply over the top of crop or allow spray to come in contact with crop as a result of application or drift.

Preemergence Application

Apply 12 oz (0.38 lb ai/A) of Chateau SW per broadcast acre as a preemergence application. Preemergence (to weed emergence) applications of Chateau SW should be made to a weed-free soil surface. Preemergence applications of Chateau SW must be completed prior to weed emergence. Moisture is necessary to activate Chateau SW on soil for residual weed control. Dry weather following application of Chateau SW may reduce effectiveness. However, when adequate moisture is received after dry conditions, Chateau SW will control susceptible germinating weeds.

Residual weed control will be reduced if vegetation prevents the Chateau SW from reaching the soil surface. If vegetation is heavy, it is recommended to use a burndown herbicide with Chateau SW and make a sequential Chateau SW application prior to the emergence of new weeds.

Carrier Volume and Spray Pressure

To ensure thorough coverage in burndown applications, use a minimum of 15 gallons of spray solution per acre. Use higher gallonage if dense vegetation or heavy crop residue is present. Nozzle selection should meet manufacturer's gallonage and pressure recommendations.

Banded Application

Rates listed in Table 2 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.

USE PRECAUTIONS FOR GRAPES

- Do not apply within 60 days of harvest.

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

- Avoid direct or indirect spray contact to foliage and green bark (non-barked vines, with the exception of undesirable suckers).

- New plantings of “own-rooted varieties”, such as Concord, should be planted so that all roots are a minimum 8 inches below the soil surface to be treated. In some situations, this may require hilling soil around newly planted vines so that the settled depth of the hill will be 4 to 5 inches above the vineyard floor.

Juice, Raisin and Wine Grapes

- Do not apply during the period after bud break through final harvest, unless using shielded application equipment and applicator can ensure spray drift will not come in contact with crop fruit or foliage. Shielded applications during this time period should not be made with glyphosate or products containing glyphosate.

Table Grapes

- Chateau SW may be applied during the period following final harvest up to bud break.

- Do not apply after bud break.

USE PRECAUTIONS FOR POME FRUIT AND STONE FRUIT

Pome Fruit: Apple, Crabapple, Loquat, Mayhaw, Pear, Pear (oriental) and Quince

Stone Fruit: Apricot, Cherries (Sweet and Tart), Nectarine, Peach, Plum (Chickasaw, Damson, Japanese), Plumcot and Prune

- For stone fruit and pear, apply only between final harvest and bud break.

- For apple, apply only between final harvest and pink bud.

- For pome fruit and stone fruit do not apply to row middles (area between berms)

- Do not apply within 60 days of harvest.

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

USE PRECAUTIONS FOR NON-BEARING FRUIT TREES

Non-Bearing Avocado, Fig, Grapefruit, Lemon, Olive, Orange, Pomegranate and Tangerine

- 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 12 month period.

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

- 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 apply during the period after flowering through leaf drop, unless using shielded application equipment and the applicator can ensure spray drift will not come in contact with the crop foliage.

USE PRECAUTIONS FOR STONE FRUIT IN A DEFINED AREA OF MERCED, SAN JOAQUIN AND STANISLAUS COUNTIES OF CALIFORNIA

The use of Chateau SW in soils common in parts of Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties in California is known to have resulted in injury to almonds under drought stress conditions. These soils are characterized by having been cut or filled, high sand content, low clay content and shallow profiles. Growers in the Defined Area must be aware and assume the risk of using Chateau SW on stone fruit crops. The Defined Area can be seen on the Map or by the description that follows:

- Intersection of Highway 4 and Escalon-Bellota Road at Farmington in San Joaquin County;

- Directly South on Escalon-Bellota to the Santa Fe Avenue and railroad tracks at Escalon

- Southeast on Santa Fe Avenue down to the Merced River;

- East following the Merced River to the Merced/Mariposa County line;

- Northwest following the Merced County line through the intersection of Merced and StanislausCounty line following the Stanislaus/Tuolumne County and Calaveras County line to Highway 4;

- West on Highway 4 back to the Farmington intersection of Escalon – Bellota Road.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours