Do not apply this product in a way that will contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in the area during application. Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.
Crops contacted by sprays or spray drift of this product may be killed or suffer significant stand loss with extensive quality and yield reduction.
SPOT TREATMENTS FOR ALL USE SITES
Spot treatment is defined as a treatment area no greater than 1,000 square feet per
- Spot treatments are limited to 2 (two) applications per year.
- Apply a maximum rate of 4.28 pints (2.0 pounds acid equivalent) of this product per acre per application (equivalent to 1.54 fluid ounces (0.045 pound acid equivalent) of this product per 1,000 square feet per application).
- Wait a minimum of 30 days between applications.
- Broadcast application is prohibited at this use rate.
- Aerial application is prohibited for spot treatments.
To control broadleaf weeds in small areas with hand sprayer, use 0.25 pint of this product in 3 gallons of water and spray to thoroughly wet all foliage.
Mix this product only with water to obtain adequate coverage, unless otherwise directed on this label.
- Add about half of the water to the mixing tank.
- Begin tank agitation
- Add product.
- Add remaining water, continuing to agitate.
Note: Adding oil, wetting agent, or other surfactant to the spray may increase effectiveness on weeds, but also may reduce selectivity to crops, resulting in crop damage. When an adjuvant is to be used with this product, Loveland Products, Inc. recommends using LI 700. For drift control and defoaming, the use of Compadre at 0.125% v/v is recommended.
wingspan or 90% of the rotor blade diameter. Release spray at the lowest height consistent with efficacy and flight safety. Do not release spray at a height greater than 10 feet above the crop canopy unless a greater height is required for aircraft safety. This requirement does not apply to forestry or rights-of-way applications. When applications are made with a crosswind, the swath will be displaced downwind. The applicator must compensate for this by adjusting the path of the aircraft upwind. For ground boom application: Do not apply with a nozzle height greater than 4 feet above the crop canopy.
Use of this product in certain portions of California, Oregon, and Washington is subject to the January 22, 2004 Order for injunctive relief in Washington Toxics Coalition, et al. v. EPA, CO132C, (W.D. WA). For further information, please refer to EPA Web Site: http://www.epa.gov/espp.
Generally, the lower dosages given will be satisfactory for young, succulent growth of sensitive weed species. For less sensitive species and under conditions where control is more difficult, the higher dosages will be needed. Apply this product during warm weather when weeds are young and growing actively. Apply a minimum of 2 gallons of spray solution per acre by air or a minimum of 5 gallons of spray solution per acre by ground unless directed otherwise.
PLANTING IN TREATED AREAS
Labeled Crops: Crops listed as use sites on this or other registered 2,4-D labels may be planted within 29 days of application of this product. Follow more specific limitations (if listed) provided in the directions for individual crops. Labeled crops may be at risk for crop injury or loss when planted soon after application, especially in the first 14 days. Degradation factors described below should be considered in weighing this risk.
Other Crops: All other crops may be planted 30 or more days following an application without concern for illegal residues in the planted crop. However, under certain conditions, there may be a risk of injury to susceptible crops. Degradation factors described below should be considered in weighing this risk. Under normal conditions, any crop may be planted without risk of injury if at least 90 days of soil temperatures above freezing have elapsed since application.
The active ingredient in this product is 2,4-D, which is a synthetic auxin (Group 4) disrupting plant cell growth in newly forming stems and leaves. A given weed population may contain or develop resistance to an herbicide after repeated use. Appropriate resistance-management strategies should be followed to mitigate or delay resistance. If levels of control provided by applications of this product is reduced, and cannot be accounted for by factors such as misapplication, abnormal levels of target species or extremes of weather, it may be the case that target species have developed a strain resistant to applications of this product. Contact your local extension agent, crop advisor, or sales representative to find out if suspected resistant weeds have been found in your region.
Suspected herbicide-resistant weeds may be identified by these indicators:
- Failure to control a weed species normally controlled by the herbicide at the dose applied, especially if control is achieved on adjacent weeds;
- A spreading patch of non-controlled plants of a particular weed species; and
- Surviving plants mixed with controlled individuals of the same species.
If resistance develops, this product may not provide sufficient control of target species. Where you suspect target species are developing resistance, contact State/ local agricultural advisors. Integrated weed management guidelines promote an economically viable, environmentally sustainable, and socially acceptable weed control program regardless of the herbicide(s) used. The highlights of successful integrated weed management include:
1. Correctly identify weeds and look for trouble areas within field to identify resistance indicators.
2. Rotate crops.
3. Start the growing season with clean fields.
4. Rotate herbicide modes of action by using multiple modes of action during the growing season and apply no more than 2 applications of a single herbicide mode of action to the same field in a 2-year period. One method to accomplish this is to rotate herbicide tolerant trait systems.
5. Apply listed rates of herbicides to actively growing weeds at the correct time with the right application techniques.
6. Control any weeds that may have escaped the herbicide application.
7. Thoroughly clean field equipment between fields.
8. Scout before and after application.
Contact your local agronomic advisor for more specific information on integrated weed management for your area. Users should report lack of performance to registrant or their representative. For mixtures including this herbicide note that each listed weed may not be controlled by multiple mechanisms of action. Refer to crop specific directions (below) for maximum application rates and number of applications.
The degree of control is dependent upon the species, stage of growth and overall growing conditions. Best results are obtained when weeds are young and actively growing.
Broadleaf weeds in established strawberry plantings.
Apply in 25 to 50 gallons of water per acre. Apply in early spring when strawberries are dormant or immediately after the last picking.
- Do not apply in California or Florida.
- Dormant or after last picking:
- Do not make more than 1 application per crop cycle.
- Do not apply more than 3.2 pints of this product (1.5 pounds acid equivalent) per acre.
- Do not apply unless possible injury to the crop is acceptable.
Follow recommendations of State Extension Weed or Horticultural Specialist in your area.