SOYBEANS - LESS THAN 2% ORGANIC MATTER - MISSISSIPPI DELTA ONLY

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

SOIL TEXTURE: As used on the label, “Coarse soils” are loamy sand or sandy loam soils. “Medium soils” are loam, silt loam, silt, sandy clay, or sandy clay loam. “Fine soils” are silty clay, silty clay loam, clay, or clay loam. Silty clay loam soils are transitional soils and may be classified as medium textured soils in some regions of the U.S.

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AND RESTRICTIONS

Do not allow sprays to drift on to adjacent desirable plants.

Apply this product only as specified on the label.

Do not use on other crops grown for food or forage.Observe all cautions and limitations on labeling of all products used in mixtures.

For all uses: Low-pressure and high-volume hand-wand equipment is prohibited.

APPLICATION OF METRIBUZIN DF WITH HERBICIDE SPRAY EQUIPMENT

Use a standard low pressure (20 to 40 psi.) herbicide boom sprayer equipped with suitable nozzles and screens no finer than 50-mesh in nozzle and in-line strainers. Agitate thoroughly before and during application with bypass agitation.

GROUND APPLICATION: Apply the proper rate of Metribuzin DF in a minimum of 10 to 40 gallons of spray mixture per acre broadcast.

Banded Application: Use proportionally less Metribuzin DF per acre in a band versus a broadcast application. For band application use 1/4 to 1 gallon of spray mix per inch of band width regardless of row spacing.

EXAMPLES: (1) To treat a 15-inch band on rows 30 inches apart, use one-half of the broadcast rate of Metribuzin. (2) To treat a 14-inch band on rows 42 inches apart, use one-third of the broadcast rate of Metribuzin.

AERIAL APPLICATION: Where permitted, apply specified rate in a minimum of 2 to 10 gallons of spray mixture per acre. Do not apply aerially when wind speed is greater than 10 mph.

NOTE: Do not apply aerially when Metribuzin is tank-mixed with Lasso.

For All Applications of Metribuzin DF: Sprayer must be accurately calibrated before applying Metribuzin DF. Check sprayer during application to be sure it is working properly and delivering a uniform spray pattern. As the volume of spray mixture decreases per acre, the importance of accurate calibration and uniform application increases. Avoid over application, misapplication, and boom and spray swath overlapping that will increase spray dosage. (Crop injury may occur as a result). Avoid spray skips and gaps which allow weeds to grow in untreated soil. Do not apply when weather conditions favor spray drift and/or when sensitive or cool season crops, such as cole crops, onions, peas, or strawberries are present in adjacent fields or in areas where wheat is growing in coarse textured soils.

COMMERCIAL IMPREGNATION AND APPLICATION OF METRIBUZIN DF ON DRY BULK FERTILIZER

Dry bulk fertilizer may be impregnated or coated with Metribuzin DF for application to established alfalfa and to soybeans. All recommendations, cautions, and special precautions on the label must be followed along with state regulations relating to dry bulk fertilizer blending, impregnating and labeling.

APPLICATION: Uniform application is essential for satisfactory weed control. Accurate calibration of fertilizer application equipment is essential for uniform distribution to the soil surface. The recommended method of application is to apply 1/2 the recommended rate and overlap 50 percent or to double apply by splitting the middles to obtain the best distribution pattern.

If fertilizer materials are excessively dusty, use diesel oil or other suitable additive to reduce dust prior to impregnation as dusty fertilizer will result in poor distribution during application. Crop injury and/or poor weed control may occur where the impregnated fertilizer is not uniformly applied.

INCORPORATION AND COMBINATION USES: When Metribuzin DF is to be used in combination with another herbicide, follow directions on the label for combinations, rates, crops, incorporation, and special precautions.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

SOYBEANS

(EXCEPT CALIFORNIA)

Metribuzin herbicide tank-mix combinations are recommended for preplant incorporated applications, pre-emergence surface applications, Split-Shot application and Extended Split-Shot application. Metribuzin DF is also recommended as an overlay application following a preplant incorporated application of a recommended grass herbicide and alone as a pre-emergence surface application. All these applications can be applied with ground equipment, and some can be applied with aerial spray equipment. In addition, Metribuzin DF can be applied as a postemergence directed spray to soybeans in certain states.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS (Soybeans): Injury to soybeans may occur when Metribuzin DF is used under the following conditions:

1. When soils have a calcareous surface area or a pH of 7.5 or higher.

2. Due to the sensitivity of certain soybean varieties, Metribuzin is not recommended for use on Altona, AP 55, AP 71, Asgrow 6520, Burlison, Coker 102, Coker 156, Dassel, GL 3202, Govan, Maple Amber, NB 3665, NKS 1884, Paloma 350, Portage, Regal, Semmes, Terra-Vig 505, Terra-Vig 606, Tracy, Vansoy, and Vinton 81. Consult your Bayer CropScience Representative or your seed supplier for information on the tolerance to Metribuzin of newly released soybean varieties, prior to use of Metribuzin.

3. When applied in conjunction with soil-applied organic phosphate pesticides.

4. Over application or boom overlapping may result in stand loss and soil residues.

5. Uneven application or improper incorporation can decrease the level of weed control and/or increase the level of injury.

6. When applied to any soil with less than 1/2% organic matter.

7. Soil incorporation deeper than recommended.

8. When sprayers are not calibrated accurately.

9. When heavy rains occur soon after application, especially in poorly drained areas where water may stand for several days.

10. When soybeans are planted less than 1-1/2 inches deep, particularly in pre-emergence application.

Activation: A minimum amount of soil moisture is required to activate Metribuzin. In areas of low rainfall, pre-emergence applications to dry soil should be followed with light irrigation of 1/4 acre inch of water. Do not apply heavy irrigation immediately after application.

As with many surface-applied herbicides, weed control and crop tolerance may vary with rainfall and/or soil texture.

Grazing and Feeding Treated Vines: Treated vines may be grazed or fed to livestock 40 days after application when Metribuzin is applied alone or with Treflan, Dual, Prowl, or Lasso.

Do not use treated vines for feed or forage when Metribuzin is applied with Sonalan, linuron plus Lasso, or linuron plus Dual.

Rate Ranges: Where a rate range is shown, use a lower rate on soils that are coarse-textured or low in organic matter. Use a higher rate on soils that are relatively fine-textured or high in organic matter.

Replanting: If replanting is necessary in fields treated with Metribuzin DF as directed on the label, the field may be replanted to soybeans. When replanting a minimum of tillage is recommended. Do not apply a second treatment as injury to soybeans may occur.

METRIBUZIN ALONE

Metribuzin DF (Alone) Pre-emergence Application: The following rates of Metribuzin DF may be applied pre-emergence to soybeans through center pivot or lateral move sprinkler irrigation systems that apply water in a uniform manner. Refer to “Chemigation” section of the label for directions.

Metribuzin DF can be applied broadcast or banded. This application may be made during planting or as a separate operation after planting but before crop emergence. See the “GENERAL INFORMATION” section in the front of the label.

Do not apply to sand soils, or to sandy loam or loamy sand soils containing less than 2% organic matter. Do not incorporate into soil or apply more than once per season.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours

Exception: If the product is soil-injected or soil-incorporated, the Worker Protection Standard, under certain circumstances, allows workers to enter the treated area if there will be no contact with anything that has been treated.