BERMUDAGRASS AND BENTGRASS
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
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.
For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe, consult the agency responsible for pesticide regulation.
Precautions and Restrictions
- Do not use on lippia or dichondra nor on lawns or turf where desirable clovers are present. Be careful not to overdose centipedegrass, St. Augustinegrass, or seashore paspalum. These species are sensitive to 2,4-D, a component of this product.
- Apply when weeds are young and actively growing. Do not spray while grass is emerging from dormancy. Do not apply to newly seeded turf until after the second or third mowing.
- Mix in spray volumes ranging from 2 to 300 gallons per acre.
- Use higher rates within the range when weeds are dense or in flower. If hardy weeds persist, make a second application. Avoid applications during long excessively dry or hot periods. When grasses are under stress, use reduced rates within the range to reduce potential injury. Do not spray when air temperatures exceed 90°F.
- Do not irrigate within 24 hours of application.
- Seed can be sown 3 to 4 weeks after application at recommended rates.
- Do not use this product on or near desirable plants, including contact of spray on exposed root systems or adventitious shoots within the drip line of desirable trees and shrubs, since injury may result.
- Do not apply this product through any type of irrigation system.
- After using this product, clean sprayer with soap or detergent and water, and rinse thoroughly before applying other pesticides. Failure to observe the above precautions may result in injury.
How Much to Use and Where
Limitations of broadcast treatments for ornamental turfgrass and sod farms:
The maximum application rate is 3.0 pints of product per acre per application. For ornamental turfgrass, the maximum number of broadcast applications is limited to 2 per year with a minimum of 30 days between applications. For sod farms, the maximum number of broadcast applications is limited to 2 per year with a minimum of 21 days between applications. The maximum seasonal rate is 6.0 pints of product per acre.
Limitations on spot treatments for ornamental turfgrass and sod farms:
Spot treatment is defined as a treatment area no greater than 1,000 sq. ft. per acre. The maximum application rate is 1.1 fl. oz. of product per 1,000 sq. ft. per application. Limited to 2 applications per year. Minimum of 30 days between applications.
Spray Drift Management
A variety of factors including weather conditions (e.g., wind direction, wind speed, temperature, relative humidity) and method of ground application can influence pesticide drift. The applicator must evaluate all factors and make appropriate adjustments when applying this product.
Use only Medium or coarser spray nozzles according to ASAE (S 572) definition of standard nozzles or a volume mean diameter of 300 microns or greater for spinning atomizer nozzles.
Do not apply at wind speeds greater than 10 mph. Only apply this product if the wind direction favors on-target deposition and there are not sensitive areas (including, but not limited to, bodies of water, known habitat for nontarget species, nontarget crops) within 250 feet downwind.
If applying at wind speeds less than 3 mph, the applicator must determine if: a) conditions of temperature inversion exist, or b) stable atmospheric conditions exist at or below nozzle height. Do not make applications into areas of temperature inversions or stable atmospheric conditions.
Do not apply under circumstances where spray drift may occur to food, forage, or other plantings that might be damaged or crops thereof rendered unfit for sale, use or consumption. Susceptible crops include, but are not limited to, cotton, okra, flowers, grapes (in growing stage), fruit trees (foliage), soybeans (vegetative stage), ornamentals, sun - flowers, tomatoes, beans, and other vegetables, or tobacco. Small amounts of spray drift that might not be visible may injure susceptible broadleaf plants.
Other State and Local Requirements
Applicators must follow all state and local pesticide drift requirements regarding application of 2,4-D herbicides. Where states have more stringent regulations, they must be observed.
All ground application equipment must be properly maintained and calibrated using appropriate carriers or surrogates. Do not apply with a nozzle height greater than 4 feet above the crop canopy.
How Much to Use and Where
Bermudagrass and Bentgrass:
Use 0.75 fluid ounces per 1,000 sq. ft., or use 2.0 pints of product per acre. Do not overdose closely-mowed bentgrass. Read the use precautions and observe carefully. Do not use more than the recommended rate. Bermudagrass and bentgrass are moderately sensitive to 2,4-D.