General Information


Atrazine 4L herbicide controls* many annual broadleaf and grass weeds in the crops included on the label. Atrazine 4L may be applied before or after weeds emerge.

*Important Note: 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. These weeds may include Lambsquarters, Pigweed, Black nightshade, Kochia, and others. Where this is known or suspected, we recommend the use of this product in combination with other registered herbicides which are not triazines. Consult your State Agricultural Extension Service about specific weed resistance to atrazine in your area and weed control recommendations. Within the specific crop directions on the label, certain weeds are indicated for suppression only. Weed suppression is a visual reduction in weed competition (reduced population and/or vigor) as compared to an untreated area. Degree of suppression will vary with rate used, size of weeds, and environmental conditions following treatment.

In each case where a range of rates is given, the lower rate should be used on light soils low in organic matter, and the higher rate should be used on heavy soils high in organic matter.

Since Atrazine 4L acts mainly through root absorption, its effectiveness depends on rainfall or irrigation to move it into the root zone. Should weeds develop, a shallow cultivation or rotary hoeing will generally result in better weed control. Care should be taken to avoid using Atrazine 4L where adjacent desirable trees, shrubs, or plants might be injured.

Note: Loveland Products, Inc. does not recommend the use of Atrazine 4L in combination with other herbicides or oils except as specifically described on the label or other literature distributed by Loveland Products, Inc.


Ground Application

For the most uniform distribution of broadcast applications use 80° flat fan type nozzles. For band applications, use flat fan even spray nozzles. Screens and strainers should be no finer than 50 mesh. Use a pump with capacity to (1) provide sufficient hydraulic agitation during mixing and application to keep the material in suspension and (2) maintain 35-40 psi operating pressure. Use a minimum of 5.0 gallons of water per acre for preplant incorporated, pre-emergence and post (without oil or surfactant) applications. Use a minimum of 10.0 gallons of water per acre for all postemergence applications combined with oil or surfactant.

Refer to the label for band applications to calculate the amount to be applied per acre.

Aerial Application

For preplant and pre-emergence broadcast treatments, apply at a 1:1 ratio of Atrazine 4L to water (example: recommendation calls for 1.0 quart of product and is mixed with 1.0 quart of water) to be applied per acre. For postemergence treatments, on corn and sorghum, apply the specified rate of Atrazine 4L or Atrazine 4L plus oil in a minimum of 2.0 gallons of water per acre. Avoid applications under conditions where uniform coverage cannot be obtained or where excessive drift may occur.

Avoid application directly to animals. Flagmen or loaders should avoid inhalation of spray mist.

With fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter application, an exactly even swath deposition cannot be achieved, and consequently crop injury or pesticide nonperformance may result wholly or in part. Do not apply by air during periods of thermal inversion.

Refer to the label for tank mix information.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions


To control many broadleaf and grass weeds, such as Amaranths*, Crabgrass, Fireweed, Flora’s paintbrush, Foxtails*, Junglerice*, and Wiregrass, apply 4.0 to 8.0 pints per acre at the time of planting or ratooning, but before emergence of Sugarcane. Broadcast by air in a minimum of 5.0 gallons of spray per acre, or broadcast or band by ground equipment in a minimum of 20.0 gallons of spray per acre, unless otherwise indicated. One additional application may be made over sugarcane as it emerges, and two additional applications may be made interline after emergence as directed sprays. Where needed, repeat treatments may be applied broadcast, band, or interline as suggested with the final application being made prior to close-in. Do not exceed the rate of Atrazine 4L recommended for any one crop of sugarcane.

Note: Where high rates of Atrazine 4L are used alone, apply in a minimum of 1.0 quart of water for each 2.0 pints of Atrazine 4L applied per acre.

Aerial Application: Apply at a maximum height of 10 feet, using low drift nozzles at a maximum pressure of 40 psi, and restrict application to periods when wind speed does not exceed 10 mph. To assure that spray will not adversely affect adjacent sensitive nontarget plants, apply Atrazine 4L alone by aircraft at a minimum upwind distance of 400 feet from sensitive plants.

Amaranths, Foxtails, Junglerice: Local resistance may result in suppression only or lack of control. Refer to IMPORTANT NOTE within PRODUCT INFORMATION SECTION of the label.

Use Restrictions:

- Do not apply more than 4.0 pounds active ingredient per acre for any application.

- Do not apply more than 10.0 pounds active ingredient per acre per crop.

- Do not apply after close-in.

- Do not apply more than 20.0 pints per acre to any one crop of sugarcane.

Use Precautions:

- Sugarcane may be injured when under moisture stress, when soil is of low absorptive capacity, or when land is first planted to sugarcane.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours

Exception: if the product is soil-injected or soil incorporated, the Worker Protection Standard, under certain circumstances, allows workers to enter the treated area if there will there will be no contact with anything that has been treated.