COTTON - POSTEMERGENT DIRECTED SPRAY APPLICATION ON COTTON
This product is a herbicide for use in cotton, fruit, nuts, golf courses, turf, grass seed crops, forestry, and non-crop areas. This product contains a surfactant (wetting agent). Additional surfactant may be required depending on the application spray volume. Local conditions and recommendations vary; consult local agricultural experiment station or extension service weed specialists for recommendations in your area.
See Golf Course and Turf Uses for weeds controlled at those sites.
This product should be applied with a low-volume, low-pressure, properly calibrated sprayer having satisfactory pumping and bypass action. For ground directed spray applications adjust nozzles in a manner to allow maximum coverage of weeds (and in a manner to keep spray off cotton foliage). DO NOT apply with hose-end applicators. This product is somewhat corrosive to certain metals; therefore, use in galvanized steel or aluminum equipment is not recommended.
For aerial application with fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter application, an exactly even swath deposition cannot be achieved, and consequently crop injury or pesticide nonperformance may result wholly or in part. Do not apply by air during periods of thermal inversion.
Apply during warm weather when weeds are in an active stage of growth. Adequate coverage is very important for effective weed control.
COTTON: This product is useful for the control of weeds listed above and many similar weeds. Application can be made: 1) Preplant or postplant up to cracking of soil before cotton emergence using ground or aircraft equipment. 2) Postemergent, over the top, when cotton is 3 to 6 inches high or up to early first square stage, whichever occurs first using ground or aircraft equipment. 3) Postemergent as a directed spray with ground equipment when cotton is 3 inches high to first bloom.
POSTEMERGENT DIRECTED SPRAY APPLICATION ON COTTON when weeds are small using ground equipment. Mix this product at the rate of 2.67 pints in 40 gallons of water per acre. For band applications, apply 1 gallon in 40 gallons of water per acre. For band applications, apply 1 gallon of above diluted spray per acre for each 1 inch band width to be treated of cotton grown on 40-inch row spacing. DO NOT apply more than 2.0 lbs. a.i. (2.67 pints) of this product per acre per application. A second or repeat application, if needed, should be timed about 1 to 3 weeks after the first application. Keep spray off cotton foliage. Apply only when cotton is 3 inches high to first bloom. Do not apply after first bloom. DO NOT make more than two (2) applications total of either DSMA or MSMA (or a combination) per season.
Slight burning and reddish discoloration of cotton foliage may occasionally be seen following recommended treatment; however, cotton plants will develop normally.
Special precautions: DO NOT allow spray or spray drift to contact adjacent crops or injury will result. Apply only on still days when weather conditions DO NOT favor drift from areas being treated. Aircraft applications of this product should only be made by applicators experienced in use of herbicides, and application should be made in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
Note: Applications to cotton in Florida should be confined to band treatments.