CONIFER SITE PREPARATION - SLASH PINE - BROADLEAF WEEDS

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Alligare Rotary 2 SL is an aqueous solution intended to be mixed with water, diesel oil, or recommended seed oils and penetrating oils for various applications to control undesirable vegetation in forestry sites managed for timber production. It can be used along forestry roads, for site preparation, for conifer release from woody and herbaceous competition, and for stump and cut-stem treatment of unwanted woody vegetation. Alligare Rotary 2 SL may also be applied on forestry sites where temporary surface water may collect, such as in potholes, between planting beds, in equipment ruts, etc., created by forest management activities, except in the states of California and New York. Alligare Rotary 2 SL may be used to control undesirable vegetation along non-irrigation ditch banks and for the establishment and maintenance of wildlife openings, except in the state of California.

Alligare Rotary 2 SL may be used to treat drainage ditches, intermittent drainage, intermittently flooded low lying sites, seasonally dry flood plains and transitional areas between upland and lowland sites when no water is present, except in the states of California and New York. If drainage ditches contain water, only the edges of the ditch may be treated.

Alligare Rotary 2 SL may also be applied to marshes, swamps and bogs after water has receded, as well as seasonally dry flood deltas, except in the states of California and New York.

In addition, Alligare Rotary 2 SL aids in spot treatment control of brush found in grass pasture, rangeland and other non-cropland areas including fencerows, non-irrigation ditchbanks, petroleum tank farms, pumping installations, rights of way (utility, railroad and pipeline), storage areas, utility plants, and areas within these sites that are grazed or cut for hay. Weeds found on shoulders or in cracks and crevices of roads and beneath pavements can be controlled if Alligare Rotary 2 SL is applied with asphalt and asphalt slurries during paving operations or normal maintenance to prevent weeds from invading paved roadways.

DO NOT APPLY to natural or man-made bodies of water such as lakes, reservoirs, ponds, streams, rivers and canals.

Alligare Rotary 2 SL controls vegetation by absorption through foliage and roots, from which it is rapidly translocated rapidly throughout the plant, where it accumulates in rapidly growing meristematic tissue. Treated plants stop growing soon after spray treatment.

Chlorosis (yellowing of plant tissue) first appears in the newest leaves and necrosis spreads from this point. In perennials, Alligare Rotary 2 SL is translocated into and kills the roots and underground storage tissues to prevent most regrowth. Chlorosis and tissue necrosis may not be apparent in some plant species for several weeks after application and may take months for various woody plants, brush and trees.

IMPORTANT

DO NOT use on food or feed crops. DO NOT use on Christmas trees. DO NOT apply to the inside of ditches used to transport irrigation water. Keep away from fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, and seeds. DO NOT apply or drain or flush equipment on or near desirable plants, or onto areas where their roots may extend, or in locations where the chemical may be washed or moved into contact within their dripline.

Aerial Application Methods and Equipment: Use 2 or more gallons of water per acre. The actual minimum spray volume per acre is determined by the spray equipment used. Use adequate spray volume to provide accurate and uniform distribution of spray particles over the treated areas and to avoid spray drift.

Ground Application (Broadcast): Use 5 or more gallons of water per acre. The actual minimum spray volume per acre is determined by the spray equipment used. Use adequate spray volume to provide accurate and uniform distribution of spray particles over the treated area and to avoid spray drift.

MIXING AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR SITE PREPARATION

Enhanced brownout for burning and improved control of brush and grasses may be achieved by applying Alligare Rotary 2 SL in an oil emulsion carrier containing 12 to 50% (by volume) recommended oil diluent. Methylated or ethylated seed oils containing at least 50% esterified seed oil by volume are also recommended. Thoroughly mix Alligare Rotary 2 SL into the water portion of the carrier, then add the oil and continue mixing to obtain a uniform emulsion.

Use the higher label rates of Alligare Rotary 2 SL and higher spray volumes when applying to particularly dense or multi-layered canopies of hardwood stands, or difficult-to-control species. Make applications during the growing season, beginning in the spring after full leaf expansion of the target weed or brush has occurred and complete applications before leaf drop in the fall.

Tank mixes may be necessary for chemical control of conifers and other species that are tolerant to Alligare Rotary 2 SL. Observe all precautions and restrictions on the product labels.

Always follow the most restrictive label. Combinations with other products labeled for forest site preparation may kill certain plants such as legumes and blackberry which are desirable for wildlife habitat.

Before tank-mixing Alligare Rotary 2 SL with other products, herbicides, carrier oils, etc., always test compatibility in small containers first. Maintain adequate agitation with all Alligare Rotary 2 SL emulsion mixtures to prevent phase separation.

DO NOT plant seedlings of black spruce (Picea mariana) or white spruce (Picea glauca) on sites to which Alligare Rotary 2 SL has been broadcast for site preparation or into the treated zone of spot or banded treatments for three months following application or injury may occur.

Helicopter Spray Equipment: Thoroughly mix the recommended amount of Alligare Rotary 2 SL in 5 to 20 gallons total spray carrier per acre and apply uniformly with properly calibrated helicopter equipment. Use a nonionic surfactant to improve weed control. A drift control agent may be used at its recommended label rate. An anti-foam agent may be added, if needed. Exercise all precautions to minimize or eliminate spray drift. Avoid applications during windy or gusty conditions. Use of a Microfoil boom, Thru-Valve boom, raindrop nozzles, controlled droplet booms and nozzle configurations is recommended. Maintain adequate buffer zones to minimize potential impacts to desirable vegetation.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT make applications by fixed wing aircraft.

Thoroughly clean mixing and application equipment by thoroughly flushing with water immediately after using this product. Prolonged exposure of uncoated/unpainted steel (except stainless steel) surfaces to this product may result in corrosion and failure of the exposed part.

Maintaining painted surfaces may prevent corrosion.

Ground Equipment: Thoroughly mix and apply the recommended amount of Alligare Rotary 2 SL in 5 to 40 gallons total spray carrier per acre for mechanical or backpack applications.

Use a nonionic surfactant to enhance weed control. A drift control agent and an anti-foam agent may also be added at the recommended label rates, if needed. If desired, a spray pattern indicator may be used at the recommended label rate. To minimize spray drift, select proper nozzles to avoid spraying a fine mist, use pressures less than 50 psi and DO NOT spray under gusty or windy conditions (also refer to SPRAY DRIFT MANAGEMENT section).

Maintain adequate buffer zones to minimize potential impacts to desirable vegetation.

For best results, apply the spray solution to uniformly cover the foliage of the undesirable vegetation to be controlled.

Clean mixing and application equipment immediately after using this product by thoroughly flushing with water.

Refer in the label regarding tank mix information.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

CONIFER SITE PREPARATION TREATMENTS

- Alligare Rotary 2 SL will control the grasses, broadleaf weeds, vines and brambles, and woody brush and trees listed above when applied as a forest site preparation treatment before planting.

- Broadcast the listed rate of Alligare Rotary 2 SL per acre as a foliar spray for long-term control of the labeled woody plants and residual control of herbaceous weeds. Herbaceous grasses and broadleaf weeds will be controlled within 4-6 weeks after treatment and may provide fuel to facilitate a site preparation burn, if desired, to control conifers or other species tolerant to the herbicide.

- For tracts to be planted with loblolly, loblolly x pitch hybrid, longleaf pine, shortleaf pine, Virginia pine and slash pine, apply Alligare Rotary 2 SL at 64 fl oz /A on areas that have little to no re-sprouting vegetation following recent management activities such as harvesting, mechanical shearing, burning, piling or bedding. Apply this treatment after September 1.

Restricted Entry Interval

48 hours