FRUIT AND NUT CROPS - APPLES, PEARS, AND TART CHERRIES
Aerial application is prohibited.
When tank mixing or sequentially applying simazine or products containing simazine, the total pounds of simazine applied must not exceed the specific maximum rate per calendar year as noted in the use directions.
Apply this herbicide before weeds emerge or after removal of weed growth. Princep Caliber 90 controls a wide variety of annual broadleaf and grass weeds when used at selective rates in agricultural crops.
Where a range of application rates is given, use the low rate on coarse-textured soil and soil lower in organic matter; use the high rate on fine-textured soil and soil higher in organic matter.
To avoid spray drift, do not apply under windy conditions. Avoid spray overlap, as crop injury may result.
Since this product enters weeds mainly through their roots, moisture is needed to move it into the root zone. Very dry soil conditions and lack of rainfall following application may necessitate shallow cultivation.
This product is noncorrosive to equipment, nonflammable, and has low electrical conductivity.
Princep Caliber 90 is a Group 5 Herbicide (contains the active ingredient simazine).
Following many years of continuous use of this product and chemically related products, biotypes of some of the weeds listed on the label have been reported which cannot be effectively controlled by this and related herbicides. Where this is known or suspected, and weeds controlled by this product are expected to be present along with resistant biotypes, we recommend the use of this product in registered combinations or in sequence with other registered herbicides which are not triazines, i.e. which are not solely a Group 5 Herbicide. If only resistant biotypes are expected to be present, use a registered herbicide which is not solely a Group 5 Herbicide. Consult with your State Agricultural Extension Service for specific recommendations.
PERENNIAL CROP REPLANTING
If replanting perennial crops, do not apply Princep Caliber 90 in the year preceding planting these crops, unless otherwise stated on the label, or crop injury may occur.
Ground application: Use conventional ground sprayers equipped with nozzles that provide accurate and uniform application. Be certain that nozzles are uniformly spaced and the same size. Calibrate sprayer before use and recalibrate at the start of each season and when changing carriers. Unless otherwise specified, use a minimum of 20 gallons of spray mixture per acre.
Use a pump with capacity to: (1) maintain 35-40 psi at nozzles, (2) provide sufficient agitation in tank to keep mixture in suspension, and (3) to provide a minimum of 20% bypass at all times. Use centrifugal pumps which provide propeller shear action for dispersing and mixing this product. The pump should provide a minimum of 10 gallons/minute/100 gallons tank size circulated through a correctly positioned sparger tube or jets.
Use screens 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.
Refer in the label regarding tank mix information.
FRUIT AND NUT CROPS
Apply the spray to the orchard or vineyard floor, avoiding contact with fruit, foliage, or stems. Recommended rates are based on broadcast treatment. For band applications or spot applications around fruit or nut trees, reduce the broadcast rate of this product and water per acre in proportion to the area actually sprayed.
Precautions (All fruit and nut crops): To avoid crop injury, (1) Apply only to orchards or groves where trees have been established 12 months or more, unless specified differently. (2) Make only one application per year, except as noted otherwise. (3) Do not use on gravelly, sand, or loamy sand soil. (4) Immediately following application, limit overhead sprinkler irrigation to 1/2 inch.
Apples, Pears, and Tart Cherries
Apply 2.2-4.4 lb./A Princep Caliber 90. Do not apply more than 4.4 lb./A Princep Caliber 90 (4 lb. a.i./A) per calendar year. Do not apply more than once per calendar year. For apples, the pre-harvest interval is 150 days.