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.
GARBANZO BEANS (Chickpeas)
California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
Special Conditions of Sale for Use on Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas): The following directions for use were developed under the direction of IR-4 (government minor crops use program). As such the testing was done independently from the testing program of Bayer CropScience. Buyer is advised that Bayer CropScience makes no assurances regarding satisfaction with the product and that all risks of crop injury or product performance are assumed by the Buyer.
Metribuzin herbicide is recommended as a pre-emergence application for the suppression of certain broadleaf weeds in garbanzo beans.
Suppression is a reduction in weed size and growth compared to a non-treated area in the same field. Metribuzin used alone will not control triazine-resistant weed species.
Apply specified dosage in a single preemergence application using 10 to 40 gallons of water per acre with ground spray equipment.
Apply before or after planting but before crop emergence. Thorough incorporation, either by rainfall or by mechanical means, is essential for weed suppression. Under dry conditions, incorporate Metribuzin into the top 1 to 2 inches of soil with spike harrows, or similar shallow incorporation equipment, then cross harrow to insure uniform soil incorporation. Where soil surface is moist at the time of application and rain follows before weed emergence, a broadcast application should provide adequate weed suppression.
Use on coarse-textured soils, sandy soils or any soil with less than 1.5% organic matter will likely cause crop injury.
Use the higher rate on fine textured soils (high in clay or organic matter) and in fields with a history of high weed populations.
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: Crop injury may result if crop is under stress conditions caused by cold weather, poor soil fertility, disease or insect damage.
Crop injury may result if application is followed by heavy rain. Avoid application of more than 1/2 inch of irrigation within one month after application of Metribuzin, or crop injury may occur.
Do not use on clay knobs or poorly covered subsoils.
Do not apply pre-emergence on shallow seedings less than 2 inches deep.
Do not graze or feed treated vines to livestock within 40 days after application.
Maintain continuous spray tank agitation to keep material in suspension. Avoid overlapping of spray swaths and shut off spray booms while turning, slowing or stopping, or crop injury will occur.
NOTE: This treatment may cause some chlorosis or minor necrosis. Because garbanzo bean varieties may vary in their susceptibility to Metribuzin, determine crop tolerance prior to adoption as a field scale practice to prevent possible injury.