NUT TREES

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Active Ingredient: Chateau Herbicide WDG is a water dispersible granule containing 51% active ingredient.

Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.

Chateau WDG uses:

- Chateau WDG provides residual control of susceptible weeds in almond, grape, mint, nonbearing fruit and nut trees and pistachio.

- Chateau WDG provides additional burndown activity when used as part of a burndown program in almond, grape and non-bearing fruit & nut trees.

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

- Chateau can be used on farms, orchards and vineyards for non-selective vegetation control to maintain bare ground non-crop 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.

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

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

- Do not apply more than 24 oz. of Chateau WDG 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.

- Spray equipment used to apply Chateau WDG should not be used to apply other materials to any crop foliage unless the proper cleanout procedures are 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 WDG in soil for residual weed control. Dry weather following applications of Chateau WDG may reduce effectiveness. However, when adequate moisture is received after dry conditions, Chateau WDG will control susceptible germinating weeds. Chateau WDG 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 WDG 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 WDG should be applied as part of a burndown program to actively growing weeds. Applying Chateau WDG under conditions that do not promote active weed growth will reduce herbicide effectiveness. Do not apply Chateau WDG 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 WDG is 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 WDG should only be applied to healthy crops labeled for postemergence use. Do not apply Chateau WDG to crops that have been weakened by disease, drought, flooding, excessive fertilization, soil salts, previously applied pesticides, nematodes, insects or winter injury.

Rainfastness

Chateau WDG is rainfast one hour after application. Applications should not be made if rain is expected within one hour of application or postemergence efficacy may be reduced.

Soil Characteristics

Application of Chateau WDG 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 WDG 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.

BROADCAST APPLICATION

Apply Chateau WDG, and Chateau WDG 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 WDG per acre. The rate of Chateau WDG required per acre, when applied as a banded application.

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.

FALL BURNDOWN PROGRAMS IN FIELDS TO BE PLANTED TO BARLEY, FIELD PEA, FLAX, LENTIL, SAFFLOWER, SUNFLOWER AND SPRING WHEAT (Preemergence to Crop)

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

- Do not apply to frozen or snow covered soil.

- Do not perform any tillage operation after application or residual weed control will be reduced.

- Chateau WDG can be mixed with 2,4-D and/or glyphosate formulations labeled for burndown programs (preemergence to crop) in accordance with the most restrictive label limitations and precautions. Labeled application rates can not be exceeded. Do not mix Chateau WDG with any product containing a label prohibition against such mixing.

Refer to the Supplemental label for the specific product and tank mix rate.

Refer to the label for the Mixing Order Information for Chateau Herbicide + Drift Retardant Tank Mixes.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

NUT TREES

RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

- Do not make a sequential application within 60 days of the first application.

- A maximum Chateau WDG rate of 6 oz/A per application should be used on any soil that has a sand plus gravel content over 80% if trees 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 with the exception of undesirable suckers).

USE PRECAUTIONS

- Do not apply after bud break through final harvest unless using shielded application equipment and the applicator can ensure the spray drift will not come into contact with non-target vegetation, crop fruit and/or foliage.

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

Chateau WDG should be applied as a uniform broadcast application to the orchard floor or as a uniform band directed at the base of the trunk. The preferred application timing for Chateau WDG 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 6 to 12 oz (0.188 to 0.38 lb ai/A) of Chateau WDG per broadcast acre as a preemergence application. Preemergence (to weed emergence) applications of Chateau WDG should be made to a weed-free soil surface. Preemergence applications of Chateau WDG must be completed prior to weed emergence. Moisture is necessary to activate Chateau WDG on soil for residual weed control. Dry weather following application of Chateau WDG may reduce effectiveness. However, when adequate moisture is received after dry conditions, Chateau WDG will control susceptible germinating weeds.

Pre-Harvest Interval

60 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours