BRASSICA (COLE) - SOIL INCORPORATION
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE USE DIRECTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS ON THE LABEL MAY RESULT IN PLANT INJURY OR POOR DISEASE CONTROL.
Omega 500F may be applied with all types of spray equipment normally used for ground applications. Aerial application or application through sprinkler irrigation systems is not allowed unless specific directions are given for a crop.
Do not cultivate within 25 feet of permanent water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, and estuaries) so as to allow growth of a vegetative filter strip.
Do not apply Omega 500F within 25 feet of permanent water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, and estuaries). Do not apply Omega 500F by aerial equipment within 150 feet of marine/ estuarine areas.
AVOIDING SPRAY DRIFT AT THE APPLICATION SITE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICATOR. The interaction of many equipment and weather related factors determine the potential for spray drift. The applicator is responsible for considering all these factors when making decisions. Where states have more stringent regulations, they must be observed.
Mixing and Spraying
Omega 500F can be used effectively in dilute or concentrate sprays. Thorough, uniform coverage is essential for disease control.
Apply Omega 500F in sufficient water to obtain adequate coverage of the foliage. Gallonage to be used will vary with crop and amount of plant growth. Spray volume will usually range from 20 to 100 gallons per acre for dilute sprays, and 5 to 10 gallons per acre for concentrate ground and aerial sprays. For aerial applications, apply Omega 500F in a minimum of 5 gallons of water per acre.
Dosage rates on the label indicate pints of Omega 500F per acre, unless otherwise stated. Under conditions that favor disease development, the high rate specified and the shortest application interval should be used.
NOTE: Slowly invert container several times to assure uniform mixture.
The required amount of Omega 500F should be added slowly into the spray tank during filling. With concentrate sprays, premix the required amount of Omega 500F in a clean container and add to the spray tank as it is being filled. Keep agitator running when filling spray tank and during spray operations.
DO NOT allow spray mixture to stand overnight or for prolonged periods. Prepare only the amount of spray required for immediate use. Spraying equipment should be thoroughly cleaned immediately after the application.
Field and Row Crops
Apply Omega 500F in sufficient water to obtain adequate coverage of foliage. Gallonage to be used will vary with crop and amount of plant growth. Spray volume usually will range from 20 to 60 gallons per acre (200 to 600 liters per hectare) for dilute sprays, and 5 to 10 gallons per acre (50 to 100 liters per hectare) for concentrate ground sprays. Application through sprinkler irrigation systems is not allowed unless specific directions are given for a crop. See application and calibration instruction on the label.
Integrated Pest Management
Omega 500F is an excellent disease control agent when used according to label directions for control of a broad spectrum of plant diseases. Omega 500F is recommended for use as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, which may include the use of disease resistant crop varieties, cultural practices, biological control agents, pest scouting and disease forecasting systems aimed at preventing economic pest damage. Practices known to reduce disease development should be followed. Consult your State Cooperative Extension Service or local agricultural authorities for additional IPM strategies established in your area. Omega 500F may be used in State Agricultural Extension advisory (disease forecasting) programs which recommend application timing based on environmental factors which favor disease development.
Some plant pathogens are known to develop resistance to products used repeatedly for disease control. Omega 500F is effective for strategic use in programs that attempt to minimize disease resistance to fungicides. Omega 500F has a multi-side mode of action that disrupts the energy production in the fungus. It is listed in FRAC code 29, as an uncoupler of oxidative phosphorylation. Some other fungicides which are at risk from disease resistance, exhibit a single-site mode of fungicidal action. Omega 500F, with its multi-site mode of action, may be used to delay or prevent the development of resistance to single-site fungicides. Consult with your Federal or State Cooperative Extension Service representatives for guidance on the proper use of Omega 500F in programs that seek to minimize the occurrence of disease resistance to other fungicides. No known resistance has developed to Omega 500F and thus it is an excellent partner for those products that specify the use of a protectant or other fungicide that has a different mode of action.
BRASSICA (COLE) - LEAFY VEGETABLES, INCLUDING TURNIP GREENS
SOIL INCORPORATION: Alternatively, if desired and for soil with low infiltration rates, apply 2.6 pints per acre in a minimum bandwidth of 9 inches along the planting row and incorporate to a soil depth of 6 to 8 inches with a precision incorporator in the same operation. Apply in a water volume of at least 50 gallons per acre. Transplant the seedlings into the treated band. If planting into a bed, a broadcast application can be made prior to forming the bed.
NOTE: This product may delay the start of harvest by up to 8 days, cause some plant stunting, and shorten the harvest period, without adverse effects on the final yield.
DO NOT apply more than 3.85 pints of Omega 500F (2.01 lb ai) per acre per year via soil application.
DO NOT apply within 20 days of harvest on leafy greens such as mustard greens.
DO NOT apply within 50 days of harvest on heading vegetables such as broccoli.
DO NOT apply within 7 days of harvest on cabbage and Chinese cabbage.
Turnip roots from turnip plants treated with Omega 500F must not be used for human or livestock consumption.
Restricted Entry Interval, REI = 2 days, for workers conducting hand set irrigation activities and 12 hours for all other activities.
Leafy greens such as mustard greens: 20 days
Heading vegetables such as broccoli: 50 days
Cabbage and Chinese cabbage: 7 days