CEREALS - MEDIUM - OVER 2.0% ORGANIC MATTER - 3 LEAF TO 4 TILLER - WEEDS SUPPRESSED

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

CEREALS

(Spring and Winter Barley and Winter Wheat)

Metribuzin DF herbicide is recommended for control or suppression of certain grasses and broadleaf weeds when applied postemergence to spring and winter barley or winter wheat. Metribuzin DF alone and several tank-mixture treatments are recommended for use in the following states: AR, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, MT, NV, OH, OK, OR, TN, TX, UT, WA.

Mixing: See the ‘General Information’ section of the label for specific mixing procedures. When tank-mixing, carefully follow the instructions on the label. Refer to the other product labels registered for use in barley and winter wheat for additional use directions, rates, weeds controlled and restrictions.

Application: Metribuzin DF may be applied by aerial or ground application equipment. Use a minimum spray volume of 2 gpa by air and 10 gpa by ground. Uniform spray coverage is necessary to obtain optimum weed control and to minimize potential for crop injury.

Do not exceed rates specified on the label. Do not apply Metribuzin DF through any type of irrigation equipment. Apply Metribuzin DF when the crop is healthy and actively growing. Metribuzin DF may be applied more than once per crop season. Allow a minimum of 21 days between applications if wheat is actively growing or allow 45 days between applications if wheat is growing in adverse conditions, has entered dormancy or is stressed due to frost damage, disease, drought or excessive moisture. Do not use on soils containing less than 0.75% organic matter. Do not apply more than a total of 10.66 ounces Metribuzin DF (8 ounces active ingredient) per acre per year. On irrigated cereals, do not apply more than 0.5 inch of water for the first irrigation, the maximum amount for each additional irrigation should not exceed 1 inch. Allow a minimum of 14 days between the first irrigation and subsequent irrigations.

Performance Factors: Weed control may not be observed for 2 to 4 weeks under normal growth conditions and for 4 to 6 weeks under very dry conditions. Moisture (at least 1/2 inch) is required within 2 to 3 weeks after application to move Metribuzin into the weed root zone. Lack of adequate moisture after application may result in poor or erratic weed control. Control or suppression of listed weeds is dependent on weed size at time of application. Control or suppression may be reduced if broadleaf weeds are taller than 1 inch or grasses have more than 2 leaves.

Feeding Restrictions: Do not graze wheat within 14 days of Metribuzin DF application or harvest grain within 21 days after last application. Do not graze or harvest barley before crop maturity. For tank-mix combinations, follow the most restrictive label.

Special Precautions: Cereal Injury - Crop injury may occur if Metribuzin DF is applied:

1. When the crop is under stress such as winter kill, frost damage, disease, drought or excessive moisture, severe grazing, or when these conditions follow the application.

2. In combination with fluid fertilizer especially with the addition of surfactant.

3. Prior to the growth stage specified on the label.

4. To soils high in lime or sodium, a pH greater than 7.7, calcareous, gravelly, thinly covered or exposed subsoil areas.

5. To fields where cereal seeds have been planted less than 1 inch deep.

6. To a non-winter hardy wheat or barley variety.

7. To a sensitive wheat or barley variety as listed below.

8. To frozen soil or crop still in winter dormancy.

APPLICATION RECOMMENDATIONS

Metribuzin DF alone or in a tank-mix with labeled broadleaf herbicides may be applied by aerial or ground spray equipment as a broadcast postemergence spray.

Do not apply within 2 weeks after grazing or breaking of winter dormancy. Apply after the crop is at or beyond the 3 tiller growth stage but before jointing. Secondary roots should be developed and larger than 1 inch long. Do not apply before 75 days after planting.

For dryland winter wheat (nonirrigated), apply the highest recommended rate to achieve maximum weed suppression/control.

GEORGIA ONLY: Wheat must be planted before November 15 in the Piedmont area and Northern part of the state, and before December 1 in the Coastal Plain area.

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.