SUGAR BEETS INCLUDING THOSE GROWN FOR SEED - MICRORATE BROADCAST - WEEDS CONTROL
Injury to or loss of desirable trees or vegetation may result from failure to observe the following:
- Do not apply UPBEET through any type of irrigation equipment.
- Do not contaminate any body of water.
- Do not use on lawns, walks, driveways, tennis courts or similar areas.
- Do not apply, drain or flush equipment on or near desirable trees or other plants, or on areas where their roots may extend, or in locations where the chemical may be washed or moved into contact with their roots.
GROUND APPLICATION (see SPRAY DRIFT MANAGEMENT section)
Use a minimum of 10 gallons water per acre. Under heavy weed pressure, dense crop foliage, or moisture stress conditions, increase volume an additional 5 gallons per acre. Change nozzle size to increase gallonage.
Broadcast or band applications are recommended. For proper spray coverage, adjust the boom and nozzle height according to equipment manufacturer’s specifications. For additional information on row banders, see DuPont’s bulletin, “Application Accuracy Row Banders”.
Injection systems can be used with UPBEET . More information is included in the bulletin “Using (liquid) Chemical Injection Systems with UPBEET herbicide”.
AERIAL APPLICATION (see SPRAY DRIFT MANAGEMENT section)
Use a minimum of 5 gallons water per acre. For applications to sugar beets in California, refer to the FOR AERIAL APPLICATION TO SUGARBEETS IN THE IMPERIAL VALLEY OF CALIFORNIA section for specific instructions.
Timely cultivation(s) can be used in addition to UPBEET tank mixes for optimum weed control in a sugar beet, garden beet and belgian endive/chicory management program.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY
UPBEET provides the best postemergence results when applied to small, actively, growing weeds. UPBEET rapidly stops growth of susceptible weeds. Weeds turn yellow 7-21 days after postemergence application, followed by death of the growing point.
Conditions that promote the activity of UPBEET are warm temperatures and adequate soil moisture before, during and immediately after application. Treating large or stressed weeds may result in poor weed control. Delay application until stress passes and weeds begin to grow again. Best results are obtained when applications avoid: injury from previous herbicide applications, cold, dry conditions, stress conditions due to frost, drought or water-saturated soil, disease or insect damage.
Dry, dusty field conditions may reduce weed control in wheel track areas. Higher volumes and wider band widths may improve control in these conditions.
A vigorously growing crop will aid weed control by shading and providing competition for weeds. In areas of thin stand or seeding skips, additional flushes of weeds may occur.
Rainfall within 6 hours may reduce weed control.
INFORMATION ON RESISTANT WEEDS
Naturally occurring weed biotypes* that are resistant to DuPont HARMONY EXTRA herbicide or DuPont EXPRESS herbicide will also be resistant to DuPont UPBEET.
If resistant weed biotypes, such as kochia, are suspected or known to be present, spray UPBEET in tank mixtures with other broadleaf herbicides having a different mode of action**. Adjust the use rate of the tank mix partner so that it alone will control the resistant biotypes.
Several strategies can delay the development of resistant weed biotypes:
1.Use preplant incorporated or preemergence herbicides for weed control prior to postemergence use of UPBEET.
2.Application of UPBEET in a tank mix with another mode of action herbicide, such as \"Betamix\".
3.The use of cultivation and/or hand weeding to control escapes.
4. Improve control of these species in rotational crops.
* Biotypes are naturally-occurring individuals of the species which have a slightly different genetic makeup. Resistant biotypes may look exactly the same as susceptible biotypes. Herbicide-resistant biotypes are able to survive a use rate several times higher than needed to control susceptible biotypes.
**Mode of action is the chemical interaction that disrupts plant growth and development.
DuPont 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.
UPBEET has no restriction on grazing or feeding of crop residue to livestock. Tank mix partners may have grazing or feeding restrictions, therefore always refer to the label of the tank mix partner and follow the most restrictive label.
Refer in the label for tank mix information.
Refer in the supplemental label for the UPBEET PLUS GLYPHOSATE OR UPBEET PLUS GLYPHOSATE PLUS CLOPYRALID FOR IMPROVED WEED CONTROL IN ROUNDUP READY SUGAR BEETS FOR USE IN COLORADO, IDAHO, NORTH DAKOTA,
NEBRASKA, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MONTANA AND SOUTH DAKOTA
MICRO-RATE BROADCAST APPLICATIONS IN SUGARBEETS
Multiple applications of UPBEET in tank mixture with reduced rates of “Betamix”, “Betanex”, “Progress”, “Stinger”, a grass herbicide such as ASSURE II, and methylated seed oil may be applied by air or ground equipment to sugarbeets to control early germinating weeds.
SPECIFIC USE DIRECTIONS
For best results, apply UPBEET at a minimum rate of 1/8 ounce per acre in a tank mixture with “Betamix”, “Betanex” or “Progress”, plus 1.5% v/v methylated or modified seed oil adjuvant (1.5 gals of product per 100 gal of spray solution). DuPont ASSURE II or “Stinger” herbicide may be added as needed. DuPont ASANA XL Insecticide may also be added to the mixture as needed.
Make a minimum of three sequential applications, generally at 5-7 day intervals (or as directed by local recommendations). Accurate timing is essential; make initial application immediately after weeds emerge.
Broadcast applications are the preferred application method. If weed control is not adequate due to climatic conditions, spray coverage, or other factors, return to conventional application rates.
- Not all weeds will be adequately controlled, even with favorable climatic conditions. Conventional rates of DuPont UPBEET and/or hand labor may be required if multiple micro-rate applications do not adequately control weeds.
- Plugging of spray nozzles may be encountered due to the potential for formation of a precipitate in the spray solution that is often associated with micro rate applications. To minimize this precipitate:
- Allow spray water to warm before mixing products.
- Adjust spray tank solution to a pH of 8-9.
- Add a grass control product. Assure II is the preferred product.
- Slurry the UPBEET in clean, warm water prior to adding to the spray tank. Add UPBEET first, followed by “Betamix”/”Betanex”/”Progress”, then “Stinger”, then grass product (such as ASSURE II), and/or then methylated seed oil.
- Gently agitate the spray solution. Vigorous agitation tends to increase precipitate formation.
- Apply the spray solution as quickly as possible. Start with a clean sprayer, spray until the tank is dry, flush tank and lines between loads with fresh water, especially if any precipitate formation is seen in the tank or on spray tip screens. At the end of the day thoroughly flush tank and lines with fresh water. Don’t leave any undiluted spray solution in the tank overnight. Clean tank screens and spray tip screens to remove any precipitate.
- The addition of methylated seed oils could increase the possibility of crop injury. Refer to the EPA approved “Betamix”, “Betanex” or “Progress” label, and any supplemental labeling, for specific rate recommendations and restrictions. If those recommendations conflict with the label, do not follow this microrate labeling. Methylated seed oils must not be added if the “Betamix”, “Betanex” or “Progress” rate exceeds that specified for each product and specific sugarbeet leaf stage.
- Read and follow all manufacturer’s label instructions (EPA registered labels, supplemental labels, and State local need labels (24C)) for “Stinger”, ASSURE II, ASANA XL, “Betamix”, “Betanex”, “Progress”, any other pesticides, and adjuvants. If those instructions conflict with the label, do not follow this microrate labeling.
- Burclover, California; Goosefoot, nettleleaf; Groundcherry, Wright; London rocket; Mallow, little; Mustard, black; Mustard, wild; Shepherd’s-purse; Sowthistle, annual; Velvetleaf: In California, UPBEET + adjuvant will control these weeds, see Spray Additives.
- Knotweed, silversheath; Pigweed, prostrate; Pigweed, redroot; Velvetleaf: Minimum of 2 applications at higher rates needed for acceptable control in CA.
- Kochia: See “Information on Resistant Weeds”.
SPECIFIC WEED PROBLEMS
Wild buckwheat - Apply to cotyledon to 2 leaf stage.
Mallow species - Apply to cotyledon to 1 leaf stage. Three applications may be required to control multiple flushes. Larger sizes may only be suppressed.
Velvetleaf - Apply to cotyledon to1 leaf stage. Using UPBEET + adjuvant may give best control. Three applications may be required to control multiple flushes. Larger sizes may only be suppressed.