CORN - 4.5-5.0 OZ PER 1000 FT OF ROW

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

SMARTCHOICE 5G is a granular soil insecticide for use on corn (field, sweet, popcorn and seed) at planting for the control of northern, western and southern corn rootworm larvae, wireworms, cutworms, seedcorn maggots, white grubs, grape colaspis and symphylans.

It is available only in the SMARTBOX, a closed handling and application system.

Herbicide Compatibility Information

- All registered corn herbicides may be applied to SMARTCHOICE-treated corn.

Application

SMARTCHOICE 5G should be applied in-furrow at planting for optimum control of labeled pests. DO NOT apply as a surface band behind the press wheel.

In-Furrow Application at Planting:

Apply SMARTCHOICE 5G in conventional, conservation or no-till corn as an in-furrow treatment. Place the applicator tube either directly into or behind the planter shoe, so the granules drop into the open seed furrow and are completely covered with soil. In-furrow application provides optimum control of corn rootworms, wireworms, white grubs, seedcorn maggots, and grape colaspis.

Further Application Information:

- Under windy conditions the use of wind shields is recommended to ensure proper placement of granules.

- The SMARTBOX system should be properly calibrated to assure an accurate application rate of SMARTCHOICE 5G.

- SMARTCHOICE 5G is non-corrosive to equipment and is nonflammable.

SMARTBOX INFORMATION

SMARTCHOICE 5G must be applied with the SMARTBOX system. Please refer to the SMARTBOX operator’s manual for detailed information on system operation and calibration procedures.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPEN OR TAMPER WITH THE CONTAINER.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR THE SMARTBOX APPLICATION SYSTEM.

IF REPAIRS ARE NECESSARY, CONTACT YOUR AMVAC SALES REPRESENTATIVE OR THE MANUFACTURER OF THE APPLICATION SYSTEM.

Resistance

Some insects are known to develop resistance to products used repeatedly for control. When this occurs, the recommended dosages fail to suppress the pest population below the economic threshold. Because the development of resistance cannot be predicted, the use of this product should conform to resistance management strategies established for the use area. These strategies may include incorporation of cultural and biological control practices, alternation of active classes of insecticides on succeeding generations and targeting the most susceptible life stage. Consult your local agricultural authorities for details.

Integrated Pest Management

AMVAC recommends the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs to control pests. This product may be used as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program which can include biological, cultural, and genetic practices aimed at preventing economic pest damage. Application of this product should be based on IPM principles and practices including field scouting or other detection methods, correct target pest identification, population monitoring, and treating when target pest populations reach locally determined action thresholds. Consult your state cooperative extension service, professional consultants or other qualified authorities to determine appropriate action treatment threshold levels for treating specific pest/crop or site systems in your area.

Method
Restricted Entry Interval

48 hours

The REI is 72 hours where average rainfall is less than 25 inches per year. Exception: If the product is soilinjected or soil-incorporated, the Worker Protection Standard under certain circumstances, allows workers to enter the treated area if there will be no contact with anything that has been treated.

Timings