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


Apply Scepter 70 DG herbicide to soybeans after crop emergence but before Texasweed exceeds 4 inches in height and before red rice exceeds 6 inches in height.

The addition of a nonionic surfactant or crop oil concentrate is required. The surfactant should contain at least 80% active ingredient and the surfactant should be mixed at the rate of 2 pints per 100 gallons of spray mixture. Apply the crop oil concentrate (COC) at the rate stated on the COC label.

Use of Scepter 70 DG herbicide in accordance with label directions is expected to result in normal growth of rotational crops in most situations; however, various environmental and agronomic factors make it impossible to eliminate all risk associated with the use of Scepter 70 DG and, therefore, rotational crop injury is always possible.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours