SORGHUM - WITHOUT PREVIOUS SOIL APPLICATION OF ATRAZINE TO CROP
Atrazine 90 WDG Herbicide controls* many annual broadleaf and grass weeds in the crops included on this label.
Atrazine 90 WDG Herbicide 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 this 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 this 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 and soils low in organic matter, and the higher rate should be used on heavy soils high in organic matter.
Since Atrazine 90 WDG Herbicide 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 90 WDG Herbicide where adjacent desirable trees, shrubs, or plants might be injured.
Note: Loveland Products Inc. does not recommend the use of Atrazine 90 WDG Herbicide in combination with other herbicides or oils except as specifically described on this label or supplemental labeling distributed by Loveland Products, Inc.
Ground application: Use conventional ground sprayers equipped with nozzles that provide accurate and uniform application. Be certain that nozzles are uniformly spaced and are 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 10.0 gallons of spray mixture per acre for all preplant incorporated, preplant surface, preemergence, and postemergence applications (with or without oil or surfactant) with ground equipment.
Use a pump with capacity to:
1. Maintain 35 to 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 10.0 gallons per minute per 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 the suction side of the 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.
Chemigation: Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.
Application in water: Mixing procedures:
1. Be sure sprayer is clean and not contaminated with 2,4-D, residual oil, or other materials.
2. Fill tank 1/2 to 2/3 full with clean water.
3. Start agitation.
4. Pour this product directly from package into tank. Let it wet and settle into the water.
5. Finish filling tank with water. Continue agitation during mixing and application.
Application in liquid fertilizer: Nitrogen solution or complete liquid fertilizer may replace all or part of the water as a carrier for preemergence, preplant incorporated, or preplant surface ground application on corn and sorghum.
Check the compatibility of this product with liquid fertilizer and/or nitrogen solution as shown below before use.
Do not apply in nitrogen solution or complete liquid fertilizer after corn or sorghum emerges, except as noted under Postemergence for corn, or crop injury may occur.
Compatibility Test: Since liquid fertilizers can vary, even within the same analysis, always check compatibility with herbicide(s) each time before use. Be especially careful when using complete suspension or fluid fertilizers as serious compatibility problems are more likely to occur. Commercial application equipment may improve compatibility in some instances. The following test assumes a spray volume of 25.0 gallons per acre. For other spray volumes, make appropriate changes in the ingredients. Check compatibility using this procedure:
1. Add 1.0 pint of fertilizer to each of 2 one-quart jars with tight lids.
2. To one of the jars add 1/4 teaspoon or 1.2 milliliters of a compatibility agent approved for this use, such as Compex, E-Z Mix, or Unite (1/4 teaspoon is equivalent to 2.0 pints per 100 gallons spray). Shake or stir gently to mix.
3. To both jars add the appropriate amount of herbicide(s). If more than one herbicide is used, add them separately with dry herbicides first, flowables next, and emulsifiable concentrates last. After each addition, shake or stir gently to thoroughly mix. The appropriate amount of herbicides for this test follows:
Dry herbicides: For each pound to be applied per acre, add 1.5 level teaspoons to each jar.
Liquid herbicides: For each pint to be applied per acre, add 0.5 teaspoon or 2.5 milliliters to each jar.
4. After adding all ingredients, put lids on and tighten, and invert each jar ten times to mix. Let the mixtures stand 15 minutes and then look for separation, large flakes, precipitates, gels, heavy oily film on the jar, or other signs of incompatibility. Determine if the compatibility agent is needed in the spray mixture by comparing the two jars. If either mixture separates, but can be remixed readily, the mixture can be sprayed as long as good agitation is used. If the mixtures are incompatible, test the following methods if improving compatibility: (A) slurry the dry herbicide(s) in water before addition, or (B) add 1/2 of the compatibility agent to the fertilizer and the other 1/2 to the emulsifiable concentrate or flowable herbicide before addition to the mixture. If incompatibility is still observed, do not use the mixture.
Application in water plus emulsifiable oil or oil concentrate: Adding emulsifiable oil (petroleum-derived, petroleum-derived oil concentrate, or single or mixed crop-derived oil concentrate) to postemergence water-based sprays in corn and sorghum may improve weed control. However, under certain conditions, the use of either type of oil may seriously injure the crop. To minimize this possibility, observe all following directions.
Use one of the following properly emulsified:
1. A suitable oil concentrate containing at least 1% but not more than 20% suitable emulsifier or surfactant blend.
2. Petroleum-derived oil containing at least 1% suitable emulsifier.
Note: In the event of a compatibility problem when mixing oil with Atrazine 90 WDG Herbicide and water, a compatibility agent such as Compex, E-Z Mix, or Unite should be used. Any of the above oils contaminated with water or other materials can cause compatibility problems and/or crop injury.
Mixing procedures-all uses:
1. Be sure sprayer is clean and not contaminated with any other materials, or crop injury or sprayer clogging may result.
2. Fill tank 1/4 full with clean water, nitrogen solution, or complete liquid fertilizer.
3. Start agitation.
4. Be certain that the agitation system is working properly and creates a rippling or rolling action on the liquid surface.
5. Pour product directly from package into tank.
6. Continue filling until 90% full. Increase agitation if necessary to maintain surface action.
7. Add emulsifiable oil, oil concentrate, or tank mix herbicide(s) after this product is thoroughly suspended.
8. Finish filling tank.
9. Empty tank as completely as possible before refilling to prevent buildup of oil or emulsifiable concentrate residue. Maintain agitation to avoid separation of materials.
10. If an oil or emulsifiable concentrate film starts to build up in tank, drain it and clean with strong detergent solution or solvent.
11. Clean sprayer thoroughly immediately after use by flushing system with water containing a detergent.
Aerial application is prohibited. Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.
When tank-mixing or sequentially applying atrazine or products containing atrazine to corn or sorghum, the total pounds atrazine applied (pounds active ingredient per acre) must not exceed 2.5 pounds active ingredient per acre per year.
When tank-mixing or sequentially applying atrazine or products containing atrazine to crops other than corn or sorghum, the total pounds of atrazine applied (pounds active ingredient per acre) must not exceed the specific seasonal rate limits as noted in the use directions.
ROTATIONAL CROP RESTRICTIONS FOR ALL USES
1. Land treated with Atrazine 90 WDG Herbicide should not be planted to any crop except corn or sorghum until the following year or injury may occur.
2. If Atrazine 90 WDG Herbicide is applied after June 10, do not rotate with crops other than corn or sorghum the next year or injury may occur.
3. In the High Plains and Intermountain area of the West where rainfall is sparse and erratic or where irrigation is required, use Atrazine 90 WDG Herbicide only when corn or sorghum is to follow corn or sorghum, or a crop of untreated corn or sorghum is to precede other rotational crops.
4. In eastern parts of the Dakotas, KS, western MN, and NE, do not rotate to soybeans if the rate applied to corn or sorghum was more than 2.2 pounds per acre or equivalent band application rate, as soybean injury may occur.
5. Injury may occur to soybeans planted in north-central and northwest IA, southcentral and southwest MN, north east NE, southeast SD, and other areas the year following application on soils having a calcareous surface layer.
6. Do not plant sugar beets, tobacco, vegetables (including dry beans), spring-seeded small grains or smallseeded legumes and grasses the year following Atrazine 90 WDG Herbicide application for injury may occur.
FOR SORGHUM POSTEMERGENCE APPLICATION
Postemergence applications to sorghum must be made before sorghum exceeds 12 inches in height.
Use precautions for all applications to sorghum:
1. Heavy rain immediately following application tends to cause excessive concentrations of herbicide in seed furrow, resulting in possible crop injury. Do not apply to furrow-planted sorghum until furrows are leveled (plowed in). Level deep planter marks or seed furrows before application.
2. Application to sorghum growing under stress caused by minor element deficiency or to sorghum growing on highly calcareous soil may result in crop injury.
3. Following harvest, plow (moldboard or disk-plow) and thoroughly till soil in fall or spring to minimize possible injury to spring-seeded rotational crops, regardless of rate used.
4. Injury may occur if both this herbicide, preplant surface, preplant incorporated, or preemergence, and an atplanting systemic insecticide applied in-furrow are used.
5. Do not apply more than 2.2 to 2.77 pounds of this product per acre per calendar year (See MAXIMUM RATES section of label).
6. For all soil applications prior to crop emergence (except for preemergence use on bedded sorghum in AZ and CA), do not apply to coarse-textured soils, i.e., sand, loamy sand, sandy loam, or to medium- and fine-textured soils having less than 1% organic matter, or injury may occur.
7. For postemergence applications, do not apply to sand or loamy sand, or injury may occur.
Note: Do not graze or feed forage from treated areas for 21 days following application, or illegal residues may result.