General Information


Scepter 70 DG herbicide is a uniquely flexible broad-spectrum herbicide which may be applied preplant incorporated, preemergence or postemergence in soybeans.

When Scepter 70 DG is applied to the soil, susceptible weeds emerge, growth stops, and then the weeds either die or are not competitive with the crop.

When Scepter 70 DG is applied postemergence, absorption occurs through both the foliage and roots. Susceptible weeds stop growing and either die or are not competitive with the crop.

A timely cultivation may aid in the control of certain weeds or improve general weed control when adequate moisture is not received after application. Cultivation should be shallow. After postemergence treatments, wait at least 10 days before cultivating.

The mode of weed killing activity involves uptake of Scepter 70 DG by weed roots and/or foliage and rapid translocation to growing points. Therefore, adequate soil moisture is important for optimum Scepter 70 DG activity. The amount of rainfall or irrigation required following application depends on existing soil moisture, soil texture and organic matter content. Sufficient water to moisten the soil to a depth of 2 inches is normally adequate. If adequate moisture is not received within 7 days after treatment, then a cultivation or postemergence herbicide application may be needed to improve weed control. When adequate moisture is received after dry conditions, Scepter 70 DG will provide residual control of susceptible germinating weeds; activity on established weeds will depend on the weed species and the location of its root system in the soil.

A soil treatment of Scepter 70 DG followed by a postemergence application of Scepter, Scepter O.T., or Classic herbicides will control certain problem weeds. Use sequential treatments in recommended states only.

Occasionally, internode shortening of soybean plants may be observed with Scepter 70 DG applications. This has no effect on soybean yields.


Crops other than soybeans, such as cotton, corn and vegetables, may be injured by spray drift or other indirect contact with Scepter 70 DG.

To avoid injury to sensitive crops from spray drift, follow all use directions and precautions in SPRAYING INSTRUCTIONS section.

DO NOT use Scepter 70 DG other than in accordance with the instructions set forth on the label or approved supplemental labels.

To avoid injury to sensitive crops, spray equipment used for Scepter 70 DG applications must be drained and thoroughly cleaned with water before being used to apply other products to these crops.

DO NOT apply this product more than once per year to soybeans.

There must be an interval of at least 90 days between the last Scepter 70 DG application and soybean harvest.

DO NOT graze or feed treated soybean forage, hay or straw to livestock.

Replanting: If replanting is necessary in a field previously treated with Scepter 70 DG, the field may be replanted to soybeans. Rework the soil no deeper than the treated zone. DO NOT apply a second treatment of Scepter 70 DG.


USE REGION 1 includes eastern Oklahoma (east of I-35), Arkansas, the Missouri bootheel, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and eastern Texas (east of I-35 north of San Antonio, east of I-37 south of San Antonio).

USE REGION 2 includes eastern Kansas (east of U.S. 81; the counties of Cloud, Ellsworth, Harvey, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, McPherson, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, Sedgewick, and Sumner), southeastern Nebraska (east of U.S. 81, south of U.S. 34), Missouri, Illinois (south of S.R. 116 west of Peoria, south of U.S. 24 east of Peoria), Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey. Iowa in the counties of Mills, Fremont, Montgomery, Page, Adams, Taylor, Union, Ringgold, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Wayne, Monroe, Appanoose, Wapello, Davis, Jefferson, Van Buren, Henry, Lee, and Des Moines.

USE REGION 3 includes Nebraska (east of U.S. 81, north of U.S. 34 and also that area east of U.S. 283, south of U.S. 30, and west of U.S. 81), South Dakota (east of U.S. 81), Illinois (north of S.R. 116 west of Peoria; north of U.S. 24 east of Peoria), Wisconsin, Iowa (in counties other than those listed in USE REGION 2) and Minnesota (south of S.R. 210).

Refer in the label regarding tank mix information.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions


NOTE: For preplant incorporated and preemergence applications on sands and loamy sands, 2.15 ounces per acre can be used without a substantial reduction in the control of only cocklebur and pigweed.

NOTE: In USE REGION 3 as defined by the USE AREA section of the label, apply Scepter 70 DG prior to July 1.


Scepter 70 DG may be applied in conventional, minimum, or no-till as a preplant incorporated or preemergence application up to 45 days (30 days in USE REGION 1)before planting. Preemergence applications may also be applied during or after planting but before the crop emerges. Adequate moisture is required for activation of Scepter 70 DG.


Apply Scepter 70 DG before planting and incorporate uniformly into the top 1 to 2 inches of soil. Scepter 70 DG may be applied immediately before planting or up to 30 days prior to planting in USE REGION 1. For USE REGION 2 and USE REGION 3, Scepter 70 DG may be applied up to 45 days prior to planting. Incorporate within 7 days after application.

If soybeans are planted on beds, apply and incorporate after bed formation using PTO-driven equipment or rolling cultivator.


(Including no-till and reduced tillage)

Apply Scepter 70 DG up to 45 days (30 days in USE REGION 1) before, during or after planting but before the crop emerges. As with other herbicides applied preemergence, rainfall or irrigation is necessary to activate Scepter 70 DG in the soil. If sufficient rainfall or irrigation to activate Scepter 70 DG is not received within 7 days after application, a thorough shallow tillage, cultivation, or postemergence treatment may be required for control of emerged weeds.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours