TURFGRASS FOR FAIRWAYS, LAWNS, SOD PRODUCTION, AND SIMILAR AREAS
This herbicide controls many annual broadleaf and grass weeds in corn, sorghum, sugarcane, and certain other crops specified on the label. This product may be applied before or after weeds emerge.
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. Where this is known or suspected, and weeds controlled by this product are expected to be present along with resistant biotypes, we recommend the use of this product in combinations or in sequence with other registered herbicides which are not triazines. If only resistant biotypes are expected to be present, use a registered non-triazine herbicide. Consult with your state Agricultural Extension Service for specific recommendations.
Since this product acts mainly through root absorption, its effectiveness depends on moisture to move it into the root zone. If weeds develop, a shallow cultivation or rotary hoeing will generally result in better weed control.
This product is noncorrosive to equipment and metal surfaces, nonflammable, and has low electrical conductivity.
Avoid using near adjacent desirable plants or in greenhouses, or injury may occur.
To avoid spray drift, do not apply under windy conditions. Avoid spray overlap, as crop injury may result.
Where the use directions give a range of rates, use the lower rate on coarse-textured soil and soil low in organic matter; use the higher rate on fine-textured soil and soil high in organic matter.
NOTE: Universal Cooperatives, Inc., does not recommend applications in combination with other herbicides or oils, except as specifically described on the label.
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 gals. 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 35-40 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 gals./minute/100 gal. 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.
For band applications, calculate amount to be applied per acre see label for the formula.
Aerial application: Use aerial application only where broadcast applications are specified. Apply in a minimum of 1 qt. of water for each qt. of this product applied per acre. For postemergence treatments on corn and sorghum, apply recommended rate in a minimum of 2 gals. of water per acre. Avoid applications under conditions where uniform coverage cannot be obtained or where excessive spray drift may occur.
Avoid application to humans or animals. Flagmen and loaders should avoid inhalation of spray mist and prolonged contact with skin.
Refer to the label for tank mix information.
Turfgrass for Fairways, Lawns, Sod Production, and Similar Areas
Sod Production: In states other than FL. For use on turfgrass for sod in FL, see Turfgrasses for Sod (Florida only) section.
Bermudagrass, Centipedegrass, St. Augustinegrass, and Zoysiagrass
Apply Atrazine 4L after October 1 before emergence of winter annual weeds for control of annual bluegrass, burclover, carpet burweed, chickweed, corn speedwell, henbit, hop clover, and spurweed. Atrazine 4L will control annual bluegrass even if it is emerged at time of treatment. For control of summer annual weeds listed in the preemergence section of the Atrazine 4L Applied Alone – Corn or Grain Sorghum section of the label, also apply Atrazine 4L in late winter before the weeds emerge. Apply in a minimum of 15 gals. of water per acre or 1 gal. per 1,000 sq. ft.
Where annual bluegrass is the major weed, use 1 qt./A (22 ml or 0.75 fl. oz. per 1,000 sq. ft.). Use 2 qts./A (44 ml or 1.5 fl. oz. per 1,000 sq. ft.) for control of the other weeds named above. Do not exceed 1 qt./A per treatment on newly sprigged turfgrass or on hybrid bermudagrass such as Tiflawn, Tifway, and Ormond.
For continued summer annual weed control, apply another 1 qt./A at least 30 days after the previous application, but not after April 15. However, do not make more than 2 applications of this product per year.
Precautions: On newly sprigged turfgrass and hybrid bermudagrass, temporary slowing of growth and yellowing may occur following application. To avoid turf injury, (1) Use only on turfgrass reasonably free of infestations of insects, nematodes, and diseases. (2) Do not use on golf greens. (3) Do not use north of NC (except may be used in VA Coastal Plains) or west of the high rainfall areas of eastern OK and eastern TX. (4) Do not use on muck or alkaline soils. (5) Do not apply over the rooting area of trees or ornamentals not listed on the label. (6) Do not overseed with desirable turfgrass within 4 months before or 6 months after treatment. (7) Do not apply this product to newly seeded bermudagrass until it has overwintered and has a well-developed rhizome system. Do not exceed 2 qts. product per acre within 12 months of seeding bermudagrass.
Note: Do not graze or feed turf clippings to animals, or illegal residues may result.