Tilt Bravo SE is a combination of systemic and contact fungicides that provides broad-spectrum control of many important plant diseases.
Integrated Pest (Disease) Management
Tilt Bravo SE is an excellent disease control agent when used according to label directions for control of a broad spectrum of plant diseases. Tilt Bravo SE is recommended for use in programs which are compatible with the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which include the use of disease resistant crop varieties, cultural practices, pest scouting and disease forecasting systems which reduce unnecessary applications of pesticides.
Tilt Bravo SE is effective for strategic use in programs that attempt to minimize disease resistance to fungicides. Tilt is in the Group 3 class fungicides. The mode of action of Tilt is as a demethylation inhibitor of sterol biosynthesis (DMI) which disrupts membrane synthesis by blocking demethylation. Fungal pathogens can develop resistance to products with the same mode of action when used repeatedly. Bravo, with a multi-site mode of action, may be used to delay or prevent the development of resistance to single-site fungicides. Tilt Bravo SE is a combination product.
Consult with your Federal or State Cooperative Extension Service representatives for guidance on the proper use of Tilt Bravo SE in programs which seek to minimize the occurrence of disease resistance to other fungicides.
PRODUCT USE PRECAUTIONS
Do not use in greenhouses.
Rotational Crops: To avoid illegal residues, do not plant any other crop intended for food, grazing, or any component of animal feed or bedding within 105 days of Tilt Bravo SE application to the preceding crop, unless the second crop is one of the following: barley, celery, grasses grown for seed, rice, rye, or wheat.
Apply Tilt Bravo SE at rates and timings as described in this label.
Equip sprayers with nozzles that provide accurate and uniform application. Be certain that nozzles are the same size and uniformly spaced across the boom. Calibrate sprayer before use.
Use a pump with capacity to: (1) maintain at least 35-40 psi at nozzles, and (2) provide sufficient continuous agitation in tank to keep mixture in suspension - this requires recirculation of 10% of tank volume per minute. Use a jet agitator or liquid sparge tube for agitation. Do not air sparge.
Tilt Bravo SE is a suspoemulsion concentrate. It is suggested that screens be used to protect the pump and to prevent nozzles from clogging. Screens placed on suction side of pump should be 16-mesh or coarser. Do not place a screen in the recirculation line. Use 50-mesh or coarser screens between the pump and boom, and where required, at the nozzles. Check nozzle manufacturer’s recommendations.
For more information on spray equipment and calibration, consult sprayer manufacturers and state recommendations.
For specific local directions and spray schedules, consult the current state and local agricultural recommendations.
Tilt Bravo SE may be applied with all types of spray equipment commonly used for making ground and aerial applications.
The higher rates in the rate range and/or shorter spray intervals may be required under conditions of heavy infection pressure, highly susceptible varieties, or when environmental conditions conducive to disease exist.
For ground applications, apply Tilt Bravo SE in sufficient water volume for adequate coverage and canopy penetration.
For aerial applications, apply Tilt Bravo SE in a minimum of five gallons of water per acre.
Prepare no more spray mixture than is required for the immediate operation. Do not allow the spray mixture to sit overnight. Thoroughly clean spray equipment before using this product. Agitate the spray solution before and during application. Rinse spray tank thoroughly with clean water after each day’s use and dispose of pesticide rinsate by application to an already treated area.
Alone: Add 1/2-2/3 of the required amount of water to the spray or mixing tank. With the agitator running, add Tilt Bravo SE to the tank. Continue agitation while adding the remainder of the water. Begin application of the spray solution after Tilt Bravo SE has completely dispersed into the water. Maintain continuous agitation until all of the mixture has been sprayed.
Posting of areas to be chemigated is required when 1) any part of a treated area is within 300 feet of sensitive areas such as residential areas, labor camps, businesses, day care centers, hospitals, in-patient clinics, nursing homes or any public areas such as schools, parks, playgrounds, or other public facilities not including public roads, or 2) when the chemigated area is open to the public.
Posting must conform to the following requirements. Treated areas shall be posted with signs at all usual points of entry and along likely routes of approach from the listed sensitive areas. When there are no usual points of entry, signs must be posted in the corners of the treated areas and in any other location affording maximum visibility to sensitive areas. The printed side of the sign should face away from the treated area towards the sensitive area. The signs shall be printed in English. Signs must be posted prior to application and must remain posted until foliage has dried and soil surface water has disappeared. Signs may remain in place indefinitely as long as they are composed of materials to prevent deterioration and maintain legibility for the duration of the posting period.
All words shall consist of letters at least 21/2 inches tall, and all letters and the symbol shall be a color which sharply contrasts with their immediate background. At the top of the sign shall be the words KEEP OUT, followed by an octagonal stop sign symbol at least 8 inches in diameter containing the word STOP. Below the symbol shall be the words PESTICIDES IN IRRIGATION WATER.
This sign is in addition to any sign posted to comply with the Worker Protection Standard.
Begin applications 30-40 days after planting or at the first appearance of disease. Continue applications on a 14-day schedule. Use the higher use rate under the following conditions: foliar disease present, conditions highly favorable for diseases, or delayed application timing (40-45 days). Check with local extension/forecasting systems to determine if an extended interval up to 21 days is suitable for your area.
Tilt Bravo SE may be applied by ground, air or chemigation.
- Do not allow livestock to graze in treated areas.
- Do not feed hay or threshings from treated field to livestock.
Please refer in the label for the rate conversion table.