SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE is a selective post-emergence herbicide which can be applied alone or in a tank mix combination with BASAGRAN or BASAGRAN FORTE as a single application for the control of certain broadleaf weeds and suppression of specific perennial weeds in soybeans. For best results, apply SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE when the weeds are small and actively growing. It is important to have good spray coverage on the weeds as SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE works mainly by contact action. Failure to follow the suggested application rate and timing may result in unsatisfactory control.
APPLY SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE USING GROUND EQUIPMENT ONLY. DO NOT APPLY BY AIR.
Soybeans are tolerant to a postemergence application of SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE when applied at the recommended growth stages and suggested rate. Soybeans may exhibit speckling, bronzing and/or leaf burn. The trifoliolate leaf emerging at the time of application may be distorted. Soybeans usually outgrow these conditions and continue to grow at a normal rate with no adverse effect on vigour, maturity, or crop yield.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
TIMING OF APPLICATION
To ensure most effective weed control, correct timing is very important. Apply SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE alone or the tank mix of SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE + BASAGRAN or BASAGRAN FORTE when the susceptible weeds are young and actively growing and the soybeans are in the 1- 3 trifoliolate leaf stage. This is usually 24 to 28 days after soybean planting in most years. Do not apply before the first trifoliolate leaf stage of the soybean. SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE and the tank mix of SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE + BASAGRAN or BASAGRAN FORTE provide the best weed control when maximum daily temperatures are expected to be above 21 C. In solid seeded or broadcast soybean plantings, SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE and the tank mix of SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE + BASAGRAN or BASAGRAN FORTE should be applied when the soybeans are in the 1-2 trifoliolate leaf stage in order to ensure good spray coverage of weeds. Later applications may result in poor weed control because of advanced weed growth or poor coverage due to the crop canopy covering the weeds.
SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE alone
Apply SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE at 1.25 L/ha. When applying SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE at 1.25 L/ha, add 0.5% v/v (1-2 L/ha depending on application volume) of ASSIST Oil Concentrate. This treatment will provide control of common ragweed and redroot pigweed.
Apply SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE at 2.5 L/ha. Do not add oils or surfactants to the spray mixture when applying the 2.5 L/ha rate of SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE alone.
RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS
1. Do not treat any crop other than soybeans.
2. Do not use SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE with additives, pesticides or fertilizers not specifically recommended on this label.
3. Do not apply SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE to soybeans that have been subjected to stress from conditions such as: a) frost b) hail damage c) flooding d) hot, humid weather e) drought f) widely fluctuating temperatures g) prolonged cold weather h) injury from prior herbicide applications as crop injury may result.
4. Rainfall within 6 hours of application may reduce effectiveness of spray, particularly on perennial weeds.
5. When SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE is applied beyond the maximum weed heights, limited to unsatisfactory weed control will result.
6. Cool weather conditions or drought will delay herbicide activity and if prolonged, may result in poor weed control.
7. Cultivation before or during the application of SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE or the tank mix of SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE + BASAGRAN or BASAGRAN FORTE is not recommended. If cultivation is desired, wait until 7 days after application.
8. DO NOT APPLY SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE BY AIR.
9. Avoid spray drift which could result in damage to non-target crops.
10. DO NOT apply this product directly to aquatic habitats (such as lakes, rivers, sloughs, ponds, prairie potholes, creeks, marshes, streams, reservoirs, ditches and wetlands), estuaries or marine habitats.
11. Do not apply SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE on soybeans grown on sand or loamy sand soils.
12. CAUTION: Do not graze treated crop or cut for hay; sufficient data are not available to support such use.
13. DO NOT enter or allow worker entry into treated areas during the restricted entry interval (REI) of 12 hours.
14. 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) medium classification.
15. Buffer zones: A buffer zone of 15 meters is 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, pastures, rangelands and shrublands). When a tank mixture is used, consult the labels of the tank-mix partners and observe the largest (most restrictive) buffer zones of the products involved in the tank mixture.
16. DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes.
The use of this chemical may result in contamination of groundwater particularly in areas where soils are permeable (e.g., sandy soil) and/or the water table is shallow. To reduce runoff from treated areas into aquatic habitats, consider the characteristics and conditions of the site before treatment. Site characteristics and conditions that may lead to runoff include, but are not limited to, heavy rainfall, moderate to steep slope, bare soil, poorly draining soil (e.g., soils that are compacted, fine textured or low in organic matter such as clay). Avoid application of this product when heavy rain is forecast. Observe the buffer zones as specified under the “Restrictions and Limitations” section of this label.
For resistance management, SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE is a Group 14 herbicide. Any weed population may contain or develop plants naturally resistant to SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE and other Group 14 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 SPORTCOAT HERBICIDE or other Group 14 herbicides within a growing season (sequence) or among growing seasons 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. To delay resistance, the less resistance-prone partner should control the target weed(s) as effectively as the more resistance-prone partner.
Herbicide use should be based on an integrated weed management program that includes scouting, historical information related to herbicide use and crop rotation, and considers tillage (or other mechanical control methods), cultural (for example, higher crop seeding rates; precision fertilizer application method and timing to favour the crop and not the weeds), biological (weed-competitive crops or varieties) and other management practices.
Monitor weed populations after herbicide application for signs of resistance development (for example, only one weed species on the herbicide label not controlled). If resistance is suspected, prevent weed seed production in the affected area if possible by an alternative herbicide from a different group. Prevent movement of resistant weed seeds to other fields by cleaning harvesting and tillage equipment when moving between fields, and planting clean seed.
Have suspected resistant weed seeds tested by a qualified laboratory to confirm resistance and identify alternative herbicide options.
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 Nufarm Agriculture Inc. at 1-800-868-5444.
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