NON-CROP AREAS - BASAL BARK METHOD
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Gordon’s Brushmaster Herbicide is recommended to control perennial broadleaf weeds and undesirable woody plants established in noncropland. It is effective for buckbrush, poison ivy, multiflora rose, and sumac established in the uncultivated areas presented below:
UNCULTIVATED AGRICULTURAL AREAS AND UNCULTIVATED NONAGRICULTURAL AREAS:
Recommended Noncropland Sites.
- Barrier strips
- Fencerows or fence lines
- Highway rights-of-way (principal, interstate, county, private, and unpaved roads): Roadsides, roadside ditches, road shoulders, road embankments, dividers, and medians.
- Industrial sites: Lumberyards, tank farms, fuel or equipment storage areas.
- Municipal, state, and federal lands: Airports and military installations
- Railroad rights-of-way
- Recreation areas: Fairgrounds, golf courses, parks, and areas adjacent to athletic fields.
- Utility rights-of-way: Telephone, pipeline, electrical powerlines, and communication transmission lines
Applications to non-cropland areas are not applicable to treatment of commercial timber or other plants being grown for sale or other commercial use, or for commercial seed production, or for research purposes.
Prohibitions for Noncropland Sites.
- Do not apply to any body of water such as lakes, streams, rivers, ponds, reservoirs, or estuaries (salt water bays). Do not apply to any shorelines (noncropland sites adjacent to the edges of a body of water) for lakes, streams, rivers, ponds, reservoirs, or estuaries (salt water bays).
- Do not apply to wetlands (swamps, bogs, potholes, or marshes).
- Do not apply to agricultural irrigation water or on agricultural irrigation ditchbanks and canals.
- Do not apply to agricultural drainage water or on agricultural ditchbanks.
- Basal Bark Method – Apply a coarse spray as a drench treatment to the base of stems and trunks up to a height of 18 to 24 inches. Total coverage of the stems and root collars is essential. Spray until runoff and pooling at the ground line is noticed. Thorough coverage is required for all basal treatments.
- Spray volumes will depend upon the sizes, types and densities of brush present. Apply a coarse spray as a drench treatment to the base of stems and trunks up to a height of 18 to 24 inches. Total coverage of the stems and root collars is essential. Spray until runoff and pooling at the ground line is noticed.
- Spray Preparation With Oil – Add one-half the required amount of diesel oil (No. 1 or No. 2 fuel oil) to the spray tank, then add Gordon’s Brushmaster Herbicide with agitation and complete filling the tank with diesel oil. Mix thoroughly and provide adequate agitation during mixing and spraying. Substitutes for diesel oil include mineral oil, kerosene, and oil blends formulated for basal bark applications. Penetrants appropriate for oil soluble herbicides may improve control.
- For Backpack Sprayers, Knapsack Sprayers, and Hand Pump Sprayers – Mix 10.0 fluid ounces of Gordon’s Brushmaster Herbicide with 1.0 gallon of oil (diesel oil, No. 1 or No. 2 fuel oil, kerosene, mineral oil, or oil blends formulated for basal bark applications). Or use the equivalent spray concentration of 8.0% volume/volume.
- See label for additional spray preparation instructions with oil.
USE PRECAUTIONS FOR ALL METHODS OF APPLICATION:
- Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.
- Do not apply when temperatures exceed 85°F and humidity is high.