BLUE MOLD IN FIELD TOBACCO - AT ALL GROWTH STAGES - AERIAL SPRAY

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

THE LABELING MUST BE IN THE POSSESSION OF THE USER AT THE TIME OF FUNGICIDE APPLICATION. DO NOT apply this product through any type of irrigation system unless the label instructions on chemigation are followed. Refer in the label for Chemigation Use Directions.

Acrobat 50WP should be used in a preventative spray program to manage the target diseases. Maximum results can only be achieved by thorough coverage. Acrobat 50WP must be used in accordance with the label. It is recommended that this product be used within an Integrated Pest Management Program, Fungus strains have developed resistance to some fungicides after repeated use. Since the development of resistance cannot be predicted, Acrobat 50WP should always be used in a resistance management program.

Tank mixing and thorough spray coverage are necessary to minimize the development of fungus strains with resistance to Acrobat 50WP.

In order to reduce the risk of the development of fungicide resistance, Acrobat 50WP must be used as a tank-mix with fungicides active against the target diseases (EXCEPT MEFENOXAM where the target disease has shown reduced sensitivity to these fungicides). DO NOT apply Acrobat 50WP alone.

The use of Acrobat 50WP in all tobacco transplant production systems (including greenhouse, float-beds, and traditional ground beds) is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. DO NOT use Acrobat 50WP in transplant water.

Carefully read, understand, and follow all directions and precautions.

Disease pressure, plant growth rate, and environmental conditions will determine the length of the spray interval and the rate of Acrobat 50WP. Consult local disease forecast advisory system recommendations to determine the predicted disease pressure and the associated application rates and intervals. Sprayers should be properly calibrated before application. Determine the size of the area to be sprayed and the output rate to determine the quantities of Acrobat 50WP and water needed for accurate application. Apply material with adequate spray pressure, water volume, and proper nozzle arrangement to provide full coverage.

AERIAL SPRAY APPLICATIONS

Prior to aerial application, check the aircraft for uniformity of spray pattern, spray swath width and output. If hollow cone or whirlplate nozzles are used, it is recommended that they be positioned straight down or slightly backwards. When using nozzles that produce relatively straight streams (e.g., D-series orifice with no core), the recommended positioning is straight back or slightly down from back. Uniformly apply with properly calibrated aerial equipment in 5 or more gallons of water per acre. If foliage is dense, use an output that will ensure optimum fungicide penetration.

Spray swaths should be marked using daggers who are in completely enclosed vehicles, by counting rows, or by using some other marking device.

DO NOT apply when weather conditions favor drift.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

DIRECTIONS FOR USE IN FIELD GROWN TOBACCO

ACCEPTABLE CONTROL OF BLUE MOLD AND MANAGEMENT OF FUNGICIDE RESISTANCE WITH Acrobat 50WP REQUIRES THOROUGH COVERAGE TO LEAF SURFACES THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PLANT CANOPY.

The use of Acrobat 50WP in all tobacco transplant production systems (including greenhouse, float-beds, and traditional ground beds) is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. DO NOT use Acrobat 50WP in transplant water.

AERIAL SPRAY APPLICATIONS TO TOBACCO

Aerial applications can be used by growers who have limitations with ground applications, or when weather conditions are unfavorable for timely applications by ground. Aerial sprayers should be properly calibrated before application. Determine the area to be sprayed and the output rate to determine the quantities of Acrobat 50WP and water needed for accurate application. To obtain thorough coverage of the foliage, use a minimum of 15 gallons per acre, with nozzle positioning and orientation that favors plant coverage while minimizing drift.

For aerial applications, use 8 oz. of Acrobat 50WP per acre for applications at all growth stages. DO NOT use rates lower than 8 oz. of Acrobat 50WP per acre for aerial application.

APPLICATION TIMING AND FREQUENCY IN TOBACCO

Begin applications when the Blue Mold Advisory states that conditions favor development of blue mold, and before the onset of disease infection. Continue applications on a 5-7 day spray schedule until weather conditions favoring infection and sporulation decrease.

TOBACCO USE RESTRICTIONS

DO NOT exceed 8 oz, per acre per application, DO NOT exceed 32 oz. per acre of Acrobat 50WP per season for all types of applications. Acrobat 50WP preharvest interval is zero days. Refer to tank-mix partner labeling for preharvest interval restrictions.

The use of Acrobat 50WP in all tobacco transplant production systems (including greenhouses, float-beds, and traditional ground beds) prior to transplanting is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

To reduce the possibility of developing blue mold resistance to both Acrobat 50WP and to mefenoxam products, the tank mixing of ACROBAT 50WP with any of these products is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. DO NOT use Acrobat 50WP in transplant water.

Blue mold fungal strains have developed resistance to some crop protection products after repeated use. Since the development of resistance cannot be predicted, Acrobat 50WP should always be used in a blue mold resistance management program. Tank mixing and thorough spray coverage are necessary to minimize the development of blue mold strains with resistance to Acrobat 50WP.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours