TOMATOES - PREPLANT INCORPORATED APPLICATIONS TRANSPLANT TOMATOES ONLY

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

SOIL TEXTURE: As used on the label, “Coarse soils” are loamy sand or sandy loam soils. “Medium soils” are loam, silt loam, silt, sandy clay, or sandy clay loam. “Fine soils” are silty clay, silty clay loam, clay, or clay loam. Silty clay loam soils are transitional soils and may be classified as medium textured soils in some regions of the U.S.

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AND RESTRICTIONS

Do not allow sprays to drift on to adjacent desirable plants.

Apply this product only as specified on the label.

Do not use on other crops grown for food or forage. Observe all cautions and limitations on labeling of all products used in mixtures.

Do not rotate any crop not listed on the label for 18 months following application of TriCor DF.

For all uses: Low-pressure and high-volume hand-wand equipment is prohibited.

APPLICATION OF TRICOR DF WITH HERBICIDE SPRAY EQUIPMENT

Use a standard low pressure (20 to 40 psi.) herbicide boom sprayer equipped with suitable nozzles and screens no finer than 50-mesh in nozzle and in-line strainers. Agitate thoroughly before and during application with bypass agitation.

GROUND APPLICATION: Apply the proper rate of TriCor DF in a minimum of 10 to 40 gallons of spray mixture per acre broadcast.

Banded Application: Use proportionally less TriCor DF per acre in a band versus a broadcast application. For band application use 1/4 to 1 gallon of spray mix per inch of band width regardless of row spacing.

EXAMPLES: (1) To treat a 15-inch band on rows 30 inches apart, use one-half of the broadcast rate of TriCor DF. (2) To treat a 14-inch band on rows 42 inches apart, use one-third of the broadcast rate of TriCor DF.

AERIAL APPLICATION: Where permitted, apply specified rate in a minimum of 2 to 10 gallons of spray mixture per acre.

Do not apply aerially when wind speed is greater than 10 mph.

NOTE: Do not apply aerially when TriCor DF is tank-mixed with Lasso.

For All Applications of TriCor DF: Sprayer must be accurately calibrated before applying TriCor DF. Check sprayer during application to be sure it is working properly and delivering a uniform spray pattern. As the volume of spray mixture decreases per acre, the importance of accurate calibration and uniform application increases. Avoid other application, misapplication, and boom and spray swath overlapping that will increase spray dosage. (Crop injury may occur as a result). Avoid spray skips and gaps which allow weeds to grow in untreated soil. Do not apply when weather conditions favor spray drift and/or when sensitive or cool season crops, such as cole crops, onions, peas, or strawberries are present in adjacent fields or in areas where wheat is growing in coarse textured soils.

Refer in the label for tank mix information.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

TOMATOES

Apply TriCor DF herbicide with ground equipment to seeded and transplanted tomatoes as specified below under “Application Directions.” Aerial application is prohibited.

For effective control of grasses and broadleaf weeds with postemergence applications, apply TriCor DF before weeds are 1-inch tall. Thorough spray coverage on weed foliage is essential for adequate control with postemergence applications.

Do not use air blast or other high pressure spray equipment to make postemergence applications of TriCor DF. Refer to the appropriate section of the label for additional information regarding spray equipment, dilution rates, mixing, sprayer cleanup, restrictions, container disposal and cautions.

For specific application information see the “General Information” section in the front of the label.

Preplant incorporated applications applied as directed will suppress foxtails, panicums and barnyardgrass.

TriCor DF/Trifluralin Tank-mix: This tank-mix combination applied preplant incorporated as directed on the label will control the weeds listed above plus those weeds listed on the trifluralin label.

* For optimum control of these weeds, use the highest rate specified on the label for the type of application to be made. Repeat postemergence applications may be needed for best control. Postemergence applications as directed on the label will suppress barnyardgrass and crabgrass when these weeds are less than 1-inch tall.

REMARKS

PREPLANT INCORPORATED - TRANSPLANT TOMATOES ONLY: Apply specified dosage in 10 or more gallons of water per acre as a broadcast spray to the soil surface immediately before transplanting. Incorporate to a depth of 2 to 4 inches with equipment capable of uniformly mixing the chemical into the soil. This application may be made alone or in a tank-mix combination with trifluralin. When transplanting tomatoes, place the root system of the plants below the herbicide incorporation zone or injury may occur. Refer to the trifluralin label for specific rate of application and for additional precautions and restrictions for tomatoes.

* Use the higher rate in fields with a history of severe weed pressure and for maximum residual weed control.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS (Tomatoes): Do not apply more than a total of 1-1/3 lb TriCor DF per crop season. Do not apply the total amount of 1-1/3 lb TriCor DF within a time span of less than 35 days, except in the case of directed sprays.

Allow at least 14 days between applications, regardless of dosage or method of application or severe crop injury may occur.

Do not apply within 7 days of harvest.

Do not apply within 3 days after periods of cool, wet or cloudy weather, or crop injury will occur.

Do not use hot caps on tomatoes within 7 days before or at any time after application of TriCor DF. Do not treat seeded tomatoes until plants have reached the 5 to 6 leaf stage or severe crop injury may occur.

Crop injury or delayed maturity may result from broadcast or directed spray applications if tomatoes are growing under stress conditions such as periods of drought or cool, wet and cloudy weather preceding application.

For newly introduced tomato varieties with unknown tolerance to TriCor DF, treat only a small area to determine if TriCor DF can be used without injury to the crop.

DO NOT USE TRICOR DF ON TOMATOES IN KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

Pre-Harvest Interval

7 days

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours

Exception: If the product is soil-injected or soil-incorporated, the Worker Protection Standard, under certain circumstances, allows workers to enter the treated area if there will be no contact with anything that has been treated.