NON-CROPLAND - WOODY PLANTS - HIGH-VOLUME FOLIAR APPLICATION

General Information

USE INSTRUCTIONS

Hi-Dep IVM Broadleaf Herbicide consists of the dimethylamine and diethanolamine salts of 2,4-D especially formulated for low volume applications with aerial and ground equipment. For all methods of application, apply the spray solution in properly maintained and calibrated equipment capable of delivering the desired spray volumes. Follow the spray equipment manufacturer’s directions for cleaning, adjusting pressure, and selecting appropriate nozzles. This product must be applied in compliance with the pesticide regulations of the state in which application in made. Check with local authorities regarding regulations which may affect the application of this product. Use a minimum spray volume of 2.0 gallons per acre for ground and aerial applications.

AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS (FIXED WING OR ROTARY WING): Number of nozzles required to obtain desired volume per acre is dependent on swath width and speed of aircraft. Nozzles should be positioned between 135° and 175° from direction of flight for fixed wing. DO NOT APPLY THROUGH BECO-MIST NOZZLE SYSTEMS. See manufacturer’s technical bulletin regarding nozzles and application specifications.

GROUND APPLICATION: Use conventional power spray equipment fitted with a boom, off-center nozzles, or spray gun for broadcast and spot treatments with high volume and low volume foliar applications. Spray equipment may range from an engine driven pump system (e.g. tractor, truck, trailer, all terrain vehicle ATV, wet-blade mowers) to self propelled sprayers. Backpack sprayers, knapsack sprayers, compression sprayers, and hand operated sprayers are appropriate for foliar applications and low volume directed spray applications (basal bark, stem applications).

PRECAUTION FOR PAINTS AND COATINGS OF AUTOMOBILES AND OTHER VEHICLES: Undiluted spray droplets may damage the paint, coating, or finish of vehicles. Vehicles should not be sprayed. If accidental exposure does occur, then the vehicle should be washed before the spray droplets dry.

Susceptible Plants. Do not apply under circumstances where spray drift may occur to food, forage, or other plantings that might be damaged or crops thereof rendered unfit for sale, use or consumption. Susceptible crops include, but are not limited to, cotton, okra, flowers, grapes (in growing stage), fruit trees (foliage), soybeans (vegetative stage), ornamentals, sunflowers, tomatoes, beans, and other vegetables, or tobacco. Small amounts of spray drift that might not be visible may injure susceptible broadleaf plants.

Other State and Local Requirements. Applicators must follow all state and local pesticide drift requirements regarding application of 2,4-D herbicides. Where states have more stringent regulations, they must be observed.

Equipment. All aerial and ground application equipment must be properly maintained and calibrated using appropriate carriers or surrogates.

Additional requirements for ground boom application. Do not apply with a nozzle height greater than 4 feet above the crop canopy.

Additional requirements for aerial applications. The boom length must not exceed 75% of the wingspan or 90% of the rotor blade diameter. Release spray at the lowest height consistent with efficacy and flight safety. Do not release spray at a height greater than 10 feet above the crop canopy unless a greater height is required for aircraft safety. This requirement does not apply to forestry or rights-of-way applications. When applications are made with a crosswind, the swath will be displaced downwind. The applicator must compensate for this by adjusting the path of the aircraft upwind.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

NONCROPLAND

Noncropland including fencerows, hedgerows, roadsides, drainage ditchbanks, firebreaks, highway rights-of-way, utility rights-of-way, airports/airfields, vacant lots and industrial sites. Applications to noncropland areas are not applicable to treatment of commercial timber or other plants being grown for sale or other commercial use, or for commercial seed production, or for research purposes.

High volume foliar applications (100 to 400 gallons per acre): Apply 0.25 to 1.0 gallon of product per acre with adequate water or apply a 0.25 to 1.0% vol/vol spray solution as a full cover spray with high volume equipment. Use the lower spray concentrations in the range for susceptible species and use the higher spray concentrations within the range for hard-to-control species, for mature plants during the late summer or under adverse environmental conditions (e.g. drought). The maximum seasonal application rate for trees, brush and woody plant control is 1.0 gallon of product per acre per application per site Spray broadleaf weeds, woody plants or mixed brush uniformly and thoroughly by wetting all leaves, stems, bark and root collars. The total volume of spray solution required for adequate coverage of solid stands of mixed brush can range from 100 to 400 gallons of spray solution per treated acre. The spray preparation chart for applications on a spray-to-wet basis is shown below.

Dosage rate per acre depends on the density of brush and/or weeds.

For small broadleaf weeds, use the lower rate. Heavy dense stands of brush require the high rate with higher water volume. To effectively control brush, all leaves, stems and suckers should be thoroughly wetted to the ground. Apply when plants come into full leaf (spring) to the time plants begin to go dormant. Best results are obtained when brush and broadleaf weeds are young and actively growing. Do not cut brush until the herbicide has translocated throughout the plant causing root death.

Method
Restricted Entry Interval

48 hours