PENNSYLVANIA CIGAR TOBACCO
MIXING AND USE OF WATER-SOLUBLE PACKETS
Packets containing SUCKER-STUFF 80 WS are water-soluble. Do not allow packet to become wet prior to adding to the spray tank.
Do not handle with wet hands. Reseal outer bag to protect remaining packets.
To prepare the spray mixture, first determine the total amount of this product to be used and the volume of water necessary for proper dilution as specified under \"APPLICATION RATES\". Begin filling the tank with water and drop the required number of unopened packets into the water. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPEN THE WATER-SOLUBLE PACKETS. When the packets have completely dissolved, start hydraulic (bypass) or mechanical agitation. Do not use air agitation.
Note: Product containing boron and/or fertilizers will prevent the water-soluble packet from dissolving. Boron and/or fertilizer products must only be added after packet(s) have completely dissolved.
Amount of Spray to Use: Apply the recommended amounts of this product in 30 to 50 gallons of water per acre. DO NOT USE less than 30 gallons of water per acre.
For Flue-Cured, Burley, Cigar (PA or WI) and MD Tobacco: Use 2 packets of this product per acre.
For Dark Tobacco: Use 4 packets of this product per acre.
1. To control Tobacco suckers, apply this product at the proper time. Spraying too early may prevent normal development of top leaves. Spraying too late will allow some sucker growth. \"Full Flower\" is the stage when 90% of your plants have begun to shed their first flowers.
2. Rains occurring within 6 hours after spraying Tobacco may reduce effectiveness. Should wash-off occur within 6 hours of application to Tobacco, a single repeat application may be made.
3. Follow dosage recommendations carefully, spray field uniformly and do not use less than the minimum amount of water recommended per acre on Tobacco.
4. Do not use on Tobacco plants grown for seed production.
5. Do not spray Tobacco on hot, dry days when leaves are severely wilted or when crop is under stress. For best results, spray during early morning, all day on cloudy days, avoiding late afternoon or night applications. (Use a nozzle delivering a fine mist spray. Do not use a broad jet type spray).
6. Closely hand-suckered or Tobacco treated with this product will not ripen as rapidly as poorly suckered Tobacco. Also, under some conditions, tips treated with this product have a tendency to turn yellow prematurely. This is not harmful and does not mean that your Tobacco is ripe. Therefore, do not harvest Tobacco treated with this product by using time and the color of the leaves as your only guide to ripeness. Use other characteristics indicative of ripeness such as fading of color from mid-rib and change in apparent leaf texture.
7. If Tobacco plants have been grown under drought conditions, absorption of this product will be slow and results may be less satisfactory than plants grown under more favorable moisture conditions.
8. Too little of this product will result in less than desired control. Too much is wasteful; it may cause burning of leaves and may reduce quality of tips.
9. This product is not corrosive to spray equipment.
10. Rinse spray equipment with water after application. Do not contaminate water supplies by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes.
11. Use only one application of this product on Tobacco per season.
12. Allow at least 7 days after application before harvest of Tobacco.
To Prevent Sucker Development on Flue-Cured, Burley, Dark-Fire, Maryland and Cigar (PA and WI) Tobacco.
Since maleic hydrazide is absorbed and moves inside the Tobacco plant, spraying the whole plant is not necessary. Best results can be obtained by spraying the upper 3 to 2 of the plant. It is very important to apply equal amounts of this product to each plant at the correct time to obtain satisfactory control.
When to Spray: Pennsylvania Cigar Tobacco
1. If your field flowers uniformly: a) Top when about 25% to 50% of your plants show one or more open flowers on each head. b) Wait 3 days after topping. c) Spray this product. For best results, this product should be sprayed on dry or nearly dry leaves. Avoid spraying on leaves with dew.
2. If your field does not flower uniformly: a) When flowering in your field is particularly uneven, you should top when 50% to 60% of the plants show one or more open flowers per head. b) Wait 3 days after topping and remove, by hand, all suckers. c) Spray this product over your entire field.