Chikara 25 WG
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
As this product is not registered for the control of pests in aquatic systems, DO NOT use to control aquatic pests.
DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes.
Product Specific Precautions:
Read and understand the entire label before opening this product. If you have questions, call the manufacturer at 1-877-706-4640 or obtain technical advice from the distributor or your provincial agricultural representative. Application of the specific product must meet and/or conform to the following:
General Use Information:
Chikara 25WG Herbicide is a selective herbicide for preemergence and postemergence control of certain broadleaf weeds and grasses in grapes and lowbush blueberries.
Chikara 25WG Herbicide is absorbed through the root and foliage of plants, rapidly inhibiting the growth of susceptible weeds. For preemergence application, rainfall or irrigation is needed for herbicide activation. Length of control is a function of environmental factors such as soil type, soil moisture, temperature and amount of moisture after the application. Existing weeds or crop residue may reduce the length and level of residual control. Weed control may also be reduced due to environmental stress to the weeds at the time of the application.
Weed growth stops within hours after the application, however progress from discoloration or chlorosis to necrosis generally requires from 2 to 4 weeks. Speed of control is generally a function of weather with faster action during warmer weather and actively growing weeds. The best control is obtained when Chikara 25WG Herbicide is applied either to weeds just prior to germination or to young, actively growing weeds.
For optimal herbicidal activity, prior to application, the bed or soil surface should be reasonably even and clear of crop and weed residue. Before herbicide application, crop and weed residue can be mixed into the soil through cultivation, or removed by blowing the area to be treated. Any practices that cause disturbance of the soil surface after herbicide treatment will decrease herbicidal activity. If rainfall does not occur within 2 weeks after a preemergence application, then 0.5 to 1.25 cm of irrigation water should be applied. Do not apply more than 2.5 cm of irrigation water.
Field sprayer application: DO NOT apply during periods of dead calm. Avoid application of this product when winds are gusty. DO NOT apply with spray droplets smaller than the
American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE S572.1) medium classification. Boom height must be 60 cm or less above the crop or ground.
DO NOT apply by air.
Spot treatments using hand-held equipment DO NOT require a buffer zone. Use of lowclearance hooded or shielded sprayers that prevent spray contact with crop, fruit or foliage, and soil drench or soil incorporation DO NOT require a buffer zone.
The buffer zones specified in the table below are required between the point of direct application and the closest downwind edge of sensitive terrestrial habitats (such as grasslands, forested areas, shelter belts, woodlots, hedgerows, riparian areas and shrublands) and sensitive freshwater habitats (such as lakes, rivers, sloughs, ponds, prairie potholes, creeks, marshes, streams, reservoirs and wetlands).
For tank mixes, consult the labels of the tank-mix partners and observe the largest (most restrictive) buffer zone of the products involved in the tank mixture and apply using the coarsest spray (ASAE) category indicated on the labels for those tank mix partners.
The buffer zones for this product can be modified based on weather conditions and spray equipment configuration by accessing the Buffer Zone Calculator on the Pest Management
Regulatory Agency web site.
Mixing and Loading Instructions:
Ensure the spray system is clean and free of residues from previous applications. Fill the spray tank 1/2 full with clean water. Ensure the agitation system is operating and sufficient to provide uniform spray mixing during application and until the spray tank has been emptied. Add the appropriate amount of this product to the spray tank. Complete filling the spray tank to the desired level.
Prepare no more spray mixture than is needed for the immediate application. Avoid the overnight storage of Chikara 25WG Herbicide spray mixtures.
Tank mixes are generally used to broaden or extend control of the weed spectrum present.
Tank mix herbicides must be registered for intended use. Read and follow all label directions for each tank mix herbicide. Always follow precautions and restrictions on the most restrictive tank mix partner.
In some cases, tank mixing a pest control product with another pest control product or a fertilizer can result in biological effects that could include, but are not limited to: reduced pest efficacy or increased host crop injury. The user should contact ISK Biosciences
Corporation at 1-877-706-4640 for information before mixing any pesticide or fertilizer that is not specifically recommended on this label.
For tank mixtures, add individual components to the spray tank in the following sequence: water, water dispersible granules (this product), water-soluble bags, dry flowables, emulsifiable concentrates, drift control additives, water-soluble liquids, and nonionic surfactants.
|Registered for cultures||Rate|
|Grapes||0.1 - 0.2 l|
|Blueberries||0.15 - 0.2 l|