DIRECTIONS FOR USE
READ ALL DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING. FAILURE TO FOLLOW LABEL INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN ERRATIC WEED CONTROL OR CROP DAMAGE.
GENERAL USE PRECAUTIONS
Avoid spray drift to any desirable vegetation as damage may occur. Avoid contamination of ponds, streams, rivers and other water sources. Do not spray during periods of high winds when spray is likely to drift. Coarse sprays are less likely to drift. Do not spray during periods of high temperatures when desirable vegetation may be under stress as damage to the desirable vegetation may occur. Applications should be avoided under conditions of drought or other environmental stresses.
For best results, apply Restore Herbicide to young weeds that are actively growing at time of application.
Restore Herbicide is highly active against broadleaf plants. This product is recommended for use on areas where loss of broadleaf forage plants, including legumes, can be tolerated.
Do not apply more than 0.50 L per hectare of Restore A Herbicide per annual growing season to rangeland and pasture.
Only one application per growing season is permitted.
Restore Herbicide cannot be applied on domestic or commercial turf grass.
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/drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes.
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) coarse classification. Boom height must be 60 cm or less above the crop or ground.
DO NOT apply during periods of dead calm. Avoid application of this product when winds are gusty. DO NOT apply when wind speed is greater than 16 km/h at flying height at the site of application. DO NOT apply with spray droplets smaller than the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) coarse classification. To reduce drift caused by turbulent wingtip vortices, the nozzle distribution along the spray boom length MUST NOT exceed 65% of the wing- or rotorspan. Nozzles must always point backward parallel with the air stream and never be pointed downwards more than 45 degrees.
Spray Equipment Precautions
Clean all spray equipment thoroughly before use. Select nozzle tips to apply the recommended volume
per hectare. Higher water volumes will reduce the risk of crop injury. Calibrate the sprayer and adjust the boom height to ensure uniform coverage.
Nozzles must be in good condition and spraying the same volume. Flat fat nozzle tips are recommended.
Thoroughly clean the herbicide sprayer before applying any other chemical on crops that may be damaged (see GENERAL USE PRECAUTIONS). Wash the outside of the sprayer and drain the tank completely. Remove and clean filters, screens and nozzle tips separately. Fill the sprayer tank with clean water. With the agitator running flush out the lines and boom, then drain. Fill the sprayer with clean water and for each 100L add 1 L household ammonia. Operate the pump and agitator for 15 minutes. If possible, let the solution remain in the tank and hoses overnight; recirculate and flush out the lines and boom, then drain. Rinse out twice with clean water, recirculating and draining each time. DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water when cleaning the sprayer.
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 Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc at 1-800-667-3852 or www.dowagro.ca for information before mixing any pesticide or fertilizer that is not specifically recommended on this label. The user assumes the risk of losses that result from the use of tank mixes that do not appear on this label or that are not specifically recommended by Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.
Shake this product well before using. Half fill the spray tank with clean water. Add the required amount of product and agitate thoroughly. Fill the tank with clean water and agitate well before use.
NOTE: If spray solution has been left standing, agitate thoroughly before use.
There is no restriction on livestock (except lactating dairy animals) grazing in treated areas.
Do not permit lactating dairy animals to graze fields within 7 days after application.
Allow 3 days of grazing on an untreated pasture (or feed untreated hay) before transferring livestock to areas where sensitive broadleaf crops may be grown. Withdraw meat animals from treated fields at least 3 days before slaughter. Do not harvest forage or cut for hay within 30 days after application.
Mixing with Water
To prepare the spray, add half the desired amount of water in the spray tank. Then with agitation, add the recommended amount of Restore A Herbicide and then Restore B Herbicide. Finally, with continued agitation, add the rest of the water.
Broadcast Treatment (Ground and Aerial Applications)
Applications of Restore Herbicide may be made once grasses are well-established (have developed a good secondary root system and show good vigor).
(1) Ground Application
Using ground equipment, apply Restore Herbicide as a broadcast treatment to control listed broadleaf weeds and woody plants. Apply Restore Herbicide at the recommended rates in a minimum spray volume of 100 L/ha.
(2) Aerial Application
Use Restore Herbicide as a broadcast treatment by air to control listed broadleaf weeds and woody plants. Apply Restore Herbicide at the recommended rates in a minimum spray volume of 19 L/ha by air.
Refer to the tank-mix partner label for additional instructions and precautions.
Apply only by fixed-wing or rotary aircraft equipment which has been functionally and operationally calibrated for the atmospheric conditions of the area and the application rates and conditions of this label.
Label rates, conditions and precautions are product specific. Read and understand the entire label before opening this product. Apply only at the rate recommended for aerial application on this label. Where no rate for aerial application appears for the specific use, this product cannot be applied by any type of aerial equipment.
Ensure uniform application. To avoid streaked, uneven or overlapped application, use appropriate marking devices.
Apply only when meteorological conditions at the treatment site allow for complete and even crop coverage. Apply only under conditions of good practice specific to aerial application as outlined in the "National Aerial Pesticide Application Manual, developed by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Committee on Pest Management and Pesticides".
Do not apply to any body of water. Avoid drifting of spray onto any body of water or other non-target areas. Specified buffer zones should be observed. Coarse sprays are less likely to drift, therefore, avoid combinations of pressure and nozzle type that will result in fine particles (mist). Do not apply during periods of dead calm or when wind velocity and direction pose a risk of spray drift. Do not spray when the wind is blowing towards a nearby sensitive crop, garden, terrestrial habitat (such as shelter-belt) or aquatic habitat.
Do not allow the pilot to mix chemicals to be loaded onto the aircraft. Loading of premixed chemicals with a closed system is permitted.
It is desirable that the pilot have communication capabilities at each treatment site at the time of application. Do not use human flaggers.
The field crew and mixer/loaders must wear coveralls over a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, chemical resistant gloves and goggles or face shield during mixing/loading, cleanup and repair. Follow the more stringent label precautions in cases where the operator precautions exceed the generic label recommendations on the existing ground boom label.
All personnel on the job site must wash hands and face thoroughly before eating, drinking, using tobacco or the toilet. Protective clothing, aircraft cockpit and vehicle cabs must be decontaminated regularly.
Product Specific Precautions
Read and understand the entire label before opening this product. If you have questions, call the manufacturer at 1-800-667-3852 or obtain technical advice from the distributor or your provincial agricultural representative. Application of this specific product must meet and/or conform to the following:
Avoid spray drift at the application site. The interaction of many equipment-and-weather-related factors determine the potential for spray drift. Users are responsible for considering all these factors when making decisions.
SPRAYER CLEAN-OUT INSTRUCTIONS
Do not use spray equipment used to apply Restore Herbicide for other applications to land planted to, or to be planted to susceptible crops or desirable sensitive plants, unless it has been determined that all residue of this herbicide has been removed by thorough cleaning of equipment. Do not contaminate water through cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes.
Equipment used to apply Restore Herbicide should be thoroughly cleaned before reusing to apply any other chemicals.
1. Rinse and flush application equipment thoroughly after use. Dispose of rinse water in non-cropland area away from water supplies.
2. Rinse a second time, adding 1 litre of household ammonia or tank cleaning agent for every 1000 L of water. Circulate the solution through the entire system so that all internal surfaces are contacted (15 to 20 minutes). Let the solution stand for several hours, preferably overnight.
3. Flush the solution out the spray tank through the boom.
4. Rinse the system twice with clean water, recirculating and draining each time.
5. Nozzles and screens should be removed and cleaned separately.
BUFFER ZONES TO PROTECT SENSITIVE HABITATS
Seasonal water bodies require buffer zones if there is water in them during application. Water bodies which do not fill on an annual basis need not be buffered.
Buffer Zones – Sensitive Habitats
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), sensitive freshwater habitats (such as lakes, rivers, sloughs, ponds, prairie potholes, creeks, marshes, streams, reservoirs and wetlands), and estuarine/marine habitats.
RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
For resistance management, Restore Herbicide is a Group 4 herbicide. Any weed population may contain or develop plants naturally resistant to Restore Herbicide and other Group 4 herbicides. The resistant biotypes may dominate the weed population if these herbicides are used repeatedly in the same field. Other resistance mechanisms that are not linked to site of action, but specific for individual chemicals, such as enhanced metabolism, may also exist. Appropriate resistance-management strategies should be followed.
To delay herbicide resistance:
Where possible, rotate the use of Restore Herbicide or other Group 4 herbicides with different herbicide groups that control the same weeds in a field.
Use tank mixtures with herbicides from a different group when such use is permitted.
Herbicide use should be based on an IPM program that includes scouting, historical information related to herbicide use and crop rotation, and considers tillage (or other mechanical), cultural, biological and other chemical control practices.
Monitor treated weed populations for resistance development.
Prevent movement of resistant weed seeds to other fields by cleaning harvesting and tillage equipment and planting clean seed.
Contact your local extension specialist or certified crop advisors for any additional pesticide resistance-management and/or integrated weed-management recommendations for specific crops and weed biotypes.
For further information or to report suspected resistance, contact Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. at 1-800-667-3852 or at www.dowagro.ca.