SORGHUM - BIENNIALS AND PERENNIALS

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Banvel + 2,4-D is a selective postemergence herbicide for controlling a wide spectrum of annual, biennial, and perennial broadleaf weeds and brush in grass forages and selected row crops.

MODE OF ACTION

Banvel + 2,4-D contains two active ingredients: dicamba and 2,4-D. Banvel + 2,4-D is readily absorbed by plants through shoot and root uptake, translocates throughout the plant’s system, and accumulates in areas of active growth. Banvel + 2,4-D interferes with the plant’s growth hormones (auxins) resulting in death of many broadleaf weeds.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

SORGHUM

Apply 1 pint of Banvel + 2,4-D per acre to sorghum in the 3-5 leaf stage (4-8” tall). For best performance, apply Banvel + 2,4-D when weeds are small (less than 3” tall).

Applications of Banvel + 2,4-D to sorghum during periods of rapid growth may result in temporary leaning of plants or rolling of leaves. These effects are usually outgrown within 10-14 days. Sorghum growing under conditions of stress such as high moisture, low fertility, and abnormal temperature may be more sensitive to applications of Banvel + 2,4-D. Do not use surfactants or oils with postemergence applications of Banvel + 2,4-D on sorghum crops. Do not use Banvel + 2,4-D if the potential for sorghum injury is not acceptable.

If sorghum is grown for pasture, hay, or silage, refer to Pasture and Rangeland in section Crop-Specific Information for livestock grazing and feeding restrictions.

Do not apply Banvel + 2,4-D to sorghum grown for seed production. Make no more than one postemergence application per growing season.