BASF - herbicide


OVERDRIVE is a selective post-emergence herbicide for the control of annual broadleaf weeds and many perennial weeds in non-cropland sites, pasture and rangeland grasses. Examples of non-cropland sites include, but are not limited to, railroad, utility, pipeline and highway rights-ofway, railroad crossings, roadside, utility plant sites, petroleum tank farms, pumping installations, non-agricultural fencerows, and airports.
Weeds treated with OVERDRIVE herbicide will display symptoms within several hours and be controlled within 3-7 days. Symptoms for broadleaf weeds will include twisting and crinkling. Grasses may display twisting, but will remain green and stunted.

1. Do not apply OVERDRIVE herbicide on or near desirable trees or plants (see Spray Drift Precautions).
2. DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes.
3. As this product is not registered for the control of pests in aquatic systems, DO NOT use to control aquatic pests.
4. Do not treat areas where soil penetration or surface washing may bring OVERDRIVE herbicide into contact with the roots of desirable plants.
5. DO NOT use in residential areas, which are defined as sites where bystanders may be present during or after spraying, including homes, schools, parks, playgrounds, playing fields and public buildings.
6. DO NOT apply by air.
7. This product is to be applied by licensed applicators only.
Apply OVERDRIVE herbicide as a single ground broadcast or spot spray application postemergence to the weeds. Use gr ound application equip ment that will provide good spra y coverage of weed foliage. Best product performance is obtained when OVERDRIVE herbicide is applied to the active growth stage of broadleaf weeds. A non-ionic surfactant (NIS) in combination with liquid fertilizer must be used with OVERDRIVE herbicide to achieve consistent weed control. MERGE Adjuvant may be substituted for NIS and liquid fertilizer.
Do not apply OVERDRIVE herbicide to small grains grown for pasture or to newly seeded grasses. Established grasses growing under environmental stresses can exhibit various injury symptoms that may be more pronounced if herbicides are applied. OVERDRIVE herbicide may injure bentgrass. OVERDRIVE herbicide will severely injure alfalfa, clovers, lespedeza, wild winter peas, vetch and other legumes.
Rainfall should not occur within 4 hours after treatment.
Apply 285 g of OVERDRIVE herbicide per hectare using water as the spray carrier. Select an appropriate water volume that ensures adequate coverage of the target weed species. Use higher water volumes when treating dense or tall vegetation.
Apply using a nonionic surfactant (NIS) at the rate of 0.25% (v/v) to the spray solution (i.e. 2.5 L of surfactant per 1000 L of spray solution). Liquid urea ammonium nitrate (UAN 28 %) at 1.25% v/v (i.e. 12.5 litres per 1000 L of spray solution) must also be added. Spra y grade ammonium sulfate may be substituted for liquid nitrogen fertilizer. A foam reducing agent may be added at the recommended label rate, if needed.
MERGE Adjuvant at the rate of 0.5 L/ha may be substituted for NIS and UAN 28%. If using greater than 200 L/ha of water in spray solution, MERGE Adjuvant should be added at the rat e of 0.25% v/v (i.e. 2.5 L for each 1000 L of spray solution).

OVERDRIVE herbicide may cause injury to desirable trees and plants. Follow these precautions when spraying in the vicinity of non-target vegetation:
1. Do not spray OVERDRIVE herbicide if wind velocity exceeds 8 km/h. Leave an adequate buffer zone between spraying area and sensitive vegetation.
2. Use high-volume sprays under low pressure. Use coarse sprays since they are less likely to drift than fine sprays. Keep spray pressure below 150 kPa and the spr ay volume above 220 L/ha unless otherwise required by the nozzle manufacturer.
3. Do not spray OVERDRIVE herbicide when temperatures are expected to exceed 27 C.
4. Do not spray in high humidity or fog.

Field Sprayer Application
DO NOT apply during periods of dead calm. A void application of this product when winds are gusty. DO NOT apply with spray droplets smaller than th e American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) coarse classification. Boom height must be 60 cm or less above the crop or ground.
DO NOT apply by air.

1. Fill the spray tank one-half full of clean water and start agitation.
2. Add the correct amount of OVERDRIVE herbicide to the spray tank and continue agitation until completely dissolved and product is fully dispersed.
3. Add the recommended amount of non-ionic surfactant followed by the recommended amount of UAN (28% N). Alternatively, add the reco mmended amount of MERGE Adjuvant.
4. Continue agitation while adding the remaining amount of water.

1. Store OVERDRIVE herbicide in original container only.
2. Store OVERDRIVE herbicide in a cool, dry place.
3. To prevent contamination, store this product away from food or feed.

DO NOT reuse this container for any purpose. This is a recyclable container, and is to be disposed of at a container collection site. Contact your local distributor/dealer or municipality for the location of the nearest collection site. Before taking the container to the collection site:
1. Triple- or pressure-rinse the empty container. Add the rinsings to the spray mixture in the tank.
2. Make the empty, rinsed container unsuitable for further use.
If there is no container collection site in your area, dispose of the container in accor dance with provincial requirements.
For information on disposal of unused, unwanted product, contact t he manufacturer or the provincial regulatory agency. Contact the manufacturer and the provincial regulatory agency in case of a spill, and for clean-up of spills.