PASTURE AND RANGELAND

General Information

Highlights

- For selective postemergence broadleaf weed control in winter and spring crops of wheat and barley, fallow, pastures, and rangeland.

- Recommended for land primarily dedicated to production of wheat, barley, pasture or rangeland (see Crop Rotation section for information).

- May be applied by ground or by air.

- Use rates are 1/10 oz per acre in wheat and barley.

- Use rates are 1/10 to 4/10 oz per acre as broadcast treatment in pasture or rangeland. Spot treatments allow up to 3/4 oz per acre.

- No grazing restrictions on wheat, barley, pasture or rangeland.

- Applied one time per season, MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide can be used in wheat and barley as follows:

- In dryland crops – apply from 2 leaf stage, but before boot, except on Durum and Wampum varieties.

- In Durum and Wampum Varieties, apply only with 2,4-D at tillering stage but before boot.

- In irrigated crops – apply at tillering stage but before boot.

- As a harvest aid treatment with surfactant (or with 2,4-D + surfactant, or with Roundup) during dough stages up to 10 days before harvest.

- Apply one time per season to pasture or rangeland for annual weed and selective perennial weed and brush control in several varieties of pasture grasses (also see section on Application Timing).

- Consult label text for complete instructions. Always read and follow label Directions for Use.

IMPORTANT

DO NOT USE ON FOOD OR FEED CROPS EXCEPT AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LABEL. Injury to or loss of desirable trees or other plants may result if the precautions listed below are not followed.

- Do not apply MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide (except as recommended), or drain or flush equipment on or near desirable trees or other plants, or on areas where their roots may extend or in locations where the product may be washed or moved into contact with their roots.

- Do not use on lawns, walks, driveways, tennis courts, or similar areas except as recommended by the label.

- Prevent drift of spray to desirable plants.

- Do not contaminate any body of water, including irrigation water.

- Keep from contact with fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides and seeds.

Spraying and mixing equipment used with MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide must not be used for subsequent applications to food or feed crops with the exception of pastures, rangeland and wheat, as low rates of MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide can kill or severely injure most food or feed crops.

GENERAL INFORMATION

MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide is recommended for us on land primarily dedicated to the production of wheat, barley, fallow, pasture and rangeland.

MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide is recommended for use on wheat, barley, fallow, pasture, and rangeland in most states, check your state extension or Dept. of Agriculture before use to be certain MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide is registered in your state. MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide is not registered for use in Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande and Saquache counties of Colorado.

MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide is a dry-flowable granule that controls weeds in wheat (including durum), barley, pasture, rangeland grasses, and fallow. MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide is mixed in water or can be preslurried in water and added to liquid nitrogen carrier solutions and applied as a uniform spray mix unless otherwise specified on the label. MSM EAG 60 EG Herbicide is noncorrosive, nonflammable, nonvolatile, and does not freeze.

MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide controls weeds by postemergence activity. For best results, apply MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide to young, actively growing weeds. The use rates depend upon the weed spectrum and size of weeds at application.

The degree and duration of control may depend on the following factors:

- Weed spectrum and infestation intensity

- Weed size at application

- Environmental condition at and following treatment

RESISTANCE

When herbicides that affect the same biological site of action are used repeatedly over several years to control the same weed species in the same field, naturally-occurring resistant biotypes may survive a correctly applied herbicide treatment, propagate, and become dominant in that field. Adequate control of these resistant weed biotypes cannot be accepted. If weed control is unsatisfactory, it may be necessary to retreat the problem area using a product affecting a different site of action.

To better manage herbicide resistance through delaying the proliferation and possible dominance of herbicide resistance weed biotypes, it may be necessary to change cultural practices within and between crop seasons such as using a combination of tillage, retreatment, tank-mix partners and/or sequential herbicide applications that have a different site of action. Weed escapes that are allowed to go to seed will promote the spread of resistant biotypes.

It is advisable to keep accurate records of pesticides applied to individual fields to help obtain information on the spread and dispersal of resistant biotypes. Consult your agricultural dealer, consultant, applicator, and/or appropriate state agricultural extension service representative for specific alternative cultural practices or herbicide recommendations available in your area.

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

This product may be used as a part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that can include biological, cultural, and genetic practices aimed at preventing economic pest damage. IPM principles and practices include field scouting or other detection methods, correct target pest identification, population monitoring and treating when target pest populations reach locally determined action thresholds. Consult your state cooperative extension service, professional consultants or other qualified authorities to determine appropriate action treatment threshold levels for treating specific pest/crop systems in your area.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY

MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide is absorbed through the foliage of broadleaf weeds, rapidly inhibiting their growth. Leaves of susceptible plants appear chlorotic from 1 to 3 weeks after application and the growing point subsequently dies.

Application of MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide provides the best control in vigorously growing crops that shade competitive weeds. Weed control in areas of thin crop stand or seeding skips may not be as satisfactory. However, a crop canopy that is too dense at application can intercept spray and reduce weed control.

MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide may injure crops that are stressed from adverse environmental conditions (such as extreme temperatures or moisture), abnormal soil conditions, or cultural practices. In addition, different varieties of the crop may be sensitive to treatment with MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide under otherwise normal conditions. Treatment of such varieties may injure crops.

In warm, moist conditions, the expression of herbicide symptoms is accelerated in weeds; in cold, dry conditions, expression of herbicide symptoms is delayed. In addition, weeds hardened-off by drought stress are less susceptible to MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide.

Weed control may be reduced if rainfall or snowfall occurs soon after application.

Refer in the label for tank mix information.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

Pasture and Rangeland

Apply 1/10 to 4/10 oz MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide per acre as a broadcast treatment to pasture and rangeland. For spot applications, use 1 oz per 100 gal of water. Do not exceed 3/4 oz MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide per acre.

Application Timing – Pasture Grasses

MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide may be used on some native grasses such as bluestems and grama, and on other pasture grasses such as bermudagrass, bluegrass, orchardgrass, bromegrass, fescue and timothy. Specific application information on several of these pasture grasses follows:

Minimum Time from Grass Establishment to Pasture Grass MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide Application

Bermudagrass: 2 months

Bluegrass, Bromegrass, and orchardgrass: 6 months

Timothy: 12 months

Fescue: 24 months

Fescue Precautions:

Note that MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide may temporarily stunt fescue, cause it to turn yellow, or cause seedhead suppression.

To minimize these symptoms, take the following precautions:

- Tank mix MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide with 2,4-D

- Use the lowest recommended rate for target weeds

- Use surfactant at 1/2 to 1 pt per 100 gal of spray solution (1/16 to 1/8% v/v)

- Make application later in the spring after the new growth is 5 to 6 inches tall, or in the fall

- Do not use surfactant when liquid nitrogen is used as a carrier

The first cutting yields may be reduced due to seedhead suppression resulting from treatment with MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide.

Timothy Precautions:

Timothy should be at least 6\" tall at application and be actively growing. Applications of MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide to timothy under any other conditions may cause crop yellowing and/or stunting. To minimize these symptoms, take the following precautions:

- Tank mix MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide with 2,4-D

- Use the lowest recommended rate for target weeds

- Use surfactant at 1/2 pt per 100 gal (1/16% v/v)

- Make applications in the later summer or fall

- Do not use surfactant when liquid nitrogen is used as a carrier

Ryegrass Pastures (Italian or perennial): Do not apply MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide as injury to or loss of the pasture may result.

Other Pasture: Varieties and species of pasture grasses differ in their tolerance to herbicides. When using MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide on a particular grass for the first time, limit use to one container. If no injury occurs throughout the season, larger acreage may be treated the following season. Broadleaf pasture species, such as alfalfa and clover, are highly sensitive to MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide and will be severely stunted or injured by MSM E-AG 60 EG Herbicide.

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